'Seven pounds' - from the film of the same name - would seem to be a reference to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, in which Shylock demanded a 'pound of flesh' in payment of the loan to Antonio if he failed to pay the debt.
Antonio had taken the terms in a moment of desperate wishful thinking, and when his ships foundered and he was ruined. Shylock demanded his 'pound of flesh' - citing Antonio's heart as the warranty, which meant that Antonio must die.
It seems to be a literal reference - the weight of any individual organ (heart, brain, etc) is not seven pounds.
'Pound of flesh' refers to an onerous debt, one that is either unable to be paid (but demanded), or one that is far in excess of the amount owed, or one in which the payment is set to adamantly exacting standards (Antonio's lawyer before the Duke points out that the contract calls for a pound of flesh and if he takes one bit more (or any blood) he will be guilty of taking the life of a citizen.
So this interpretation of the title would put some interesting fillips on the entire narrative of the film Seven Pounds: an onerously imposed contract, an adamant demand of a creditor, and a borrower who had offered other payment and been rejected. This certainly will make for some spirited conversations about the film.If you'll recall your Shakespeare, you might remember that in The Merchant of Venice, payment of a debt involved giving a pound of the debtor's flesh to the creditor. Harsh. It's that saying we sometimes encounter about someone demanding a pound of flesh in compensation for something.
In the movie plot, Ben Thomas, Will Smith's character, gets into an auto accident when he is using his cell phone while driving. He kills his fiancÃ©e, who was riding with him, and six strangers when he loses control of his car and slams into another vehicle. The seven fatalities caused by him result in his having to incur a debt - a debt of a pound of flesh for each victim. It's a self-imposed burden, which is a departure from the meaning as the Bard used it. The movie takes us for a ride through the final payments on the debt. And, though no single donation Ben Thomas makes weighs seven pounds, the total weight of any singe person's internal organs is seven pounds.
The seven pounds refers to the phrase 'seven pounds of flesh', which comes from The Merchant of Venice. It is to pay a penance for a wrong doing. For example; a hand that is cut off from a person who had stolen. For the film, the main character gives away 7 pounds of his own flesh.
In Victorian Times, the phrase "A pound of flesh" refers to a huge debt somebody owes. In the movie, Tim Thomas is trying to change the lives of 7 people in order to make up for the 7 people he killed when texting while driving 2 years ago, one being his wife. So, Seven Pounds refers to him owing "a Pounds of flesh" to 7 people. Therefore adding up to 7 Pounds of flesh. The seven pounds is a lung, a kidney, his corneas, bone marrow, his beach home, a part of his liver, and his heart .
It refers to the amount of drugs he buys during the movie. (joke not the real answer)
A hundredweight in Britain is 112 pounds - this comes from the 'stone' a British weight of 14 pounds. 8 stone is a 'hundredweight'. In somewhat more logical form a hundredweight in USA is 100 pounds.
There is Long Ton which is an English measurement and is 2,240 pounds. The 'short ton' is the ton that most Americans refer to which is 2000 pounds. Also a metric ton (or also called tonne) is 1000 kg, which is equal to about 2204.6 pounds.
The answer depends on what do you mean by "ton".If you refer to the "ton" generally used in United States, then the answer is yes, that ton has 2000 pounds.However, if you refer to the "metric ton", also knows as "tonne", used in the metric system, then the answer is no. One metric ton (or tonne) has 2204.6 pounds.There are actually some different units referred to as a "ton":The "Metric Ton" (or tonne) is 2204.6 pounds (1000 kilograms) - this term is used everywhereThe "Short Ton" is 2000 pounds (907 kilograms) - this is the "ton" generally used in the United States, and sometimes in CanadaThe "Long ton" is 2240 pounds (1016 kilograms) - this imperial system unit is rarely used anymore as most countries that did use it now use the metric ton
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A metric ton is 1000 kg. A ton may refer to a metric ton, or to 2000 pounds.
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According to the Georgia (U.S.) '''Agriculture Education website(refer to the GEA link, below; n.b., it's a Powerpoint presentation),one cubic yard of sand = 27 cubic feet,and one cubic foot of sand weighs about 100 pounds,so 4 cubic yards would weigh 10,800 pounds (i.e., 27 x 4 x 100)or 5.4 tons (i.e., 10,800 / 2,000 pounds per ton).'''
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1400 grams weighs about 3lbs and 1.38oz, for specific metric conversions please refer to http://www.metric-conversions.org/
After the human body ceases to live there is an immediate weight difference of seven grams.
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England uses the Great British Pound (GBP) as its currency the symbol is Ã‚Â£.30.00 would refer to Ã‚Â£30.00 or thirty pounds in words.
The original rock was believed to have weighed somewhere around 20,000 pounds. However, portions of the rock were bought and sold. Approximately 1/3 of the original rock remains. This means the weight of the rock would likely to now be around 8,000 pounds. For more information, please refer to the related link.
Different countries use pounds - with different values. With no further qualification, that would normally refer to the British Pound. However, since the exchange rate changes all the time, please search your favorite search engine for "currency converter" or "currency calculator", to get the updated exchange rate.
Presuming that you refer to the current British currency, there are 683 Pennies in 6 Pounds and 83 Pence. One Pound Sterling consists of 100 Pennies.
I could refer to 25 PENCE on a POUND, pence and pound being denominations of British Pounds Sterling (£), normally P in a/the P is used when referring to tax.
1530 lbs if the question refers to the imperial measure of mass, or GBP1530 if the question refers to UK currency, or it could refer to other currencies.
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The word "monkey" has been used as a slang term to refer to Five Hundred Pounds. The term possibly originates in London from the early 19th century, but no reason is given for its use.
Assuming the oz. you refer to are weight, 40 lbs. would yield 160 gallons mixture.