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Old 09-14-2019, 04:38 PM   #301
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Standard size of a toilet is 72.4 cm tall, 49.4 cm wide, and 71 cm deep. That's roughly 253,936 cubic centimeters.

Now of course it's not a solid rectangular prism, those measurements are the extremities, so let's say as little as 1/3 of that volume is actual gold. That's 84,645 cubic centimeters (again with rounding.)

Solid gold weighs 19.32 grams per cubic centimeter. Meaning this thing weighs about 1,635,346 grams = 1,635 kilograms = 3,605 pounds = 1.64 tons.

The article mentions they used "at least two vehicles" to get away, which makes sense, but that's a hell of a thing to dolly out the door in the first place.
The weight of the contraption also crossed my mind.
The photo in my post mentioned above shows the throne installed on wooden floorboards which I assume are at Blenheim Palace on the ground floor and hopefully well supported.
I can't imagine that anyone would risk installing it on an upper floor!
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:51 PM   #302
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Your post followed shortly after mine...great minds and all that.
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:57 PM   #303
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Your post followed shortly after mine...great minds and all that.
All is now clear!

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Old 09-14-2019, 11:52 PM   #304
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It's a shame this is B&W so you can't see the gold.

It weighed less than 250 lbs, but the flooding caused significant damage.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:23 AM   #305
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I can't imagine that anyone would risk installing it on an upper floor!
Three 2x10s spaced so that all share that load in a room maybe 6 feet wide. That would support (ballpark) maybe 3000 pounds.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:05 AM   #306
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Meanwhile in New Zealand....

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Old 09-17-2019, 09:19 PM   #307
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Meanwhile in Oklahoma...

...all is not OK:

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Teenage waitress arrested for saying she wanted to ‘shoot 400 people for fun' with her new AK-47

A teenage waitress in Oklahoma was arrested after showing off photos of her new AK-47 to a coworker and telling her she was going to shoot up hundreds of people at her former high school. …

… Wilson had been expelled from the high school over violent incidents and was suspended at one point when she was found with a knife. …

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… A report said that Wilson told authorities she used to be suicidal and “borderline homicidal to the people of McAlester school because she was bullied.” ...

… Wilson was charged with felony terrorist hoax and is being held in jail on $250,000 bond.
I pity the fools who didn't leave her a tip!
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:06 PM   #308
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I pity the fools who didn't leave her a tip!
If you don't leave a tip, then you have a one minute head start. Leaving others to confront an angry waitress.

Does that make you complicit in their murder?
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:49 AM   #309
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Meanwhile, in Worcester Massachusetts.....

...or was it Worcester, England?

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Runner completes 'wrong' Worcester half marathon

A runner who accidentally signed up to the wrong half marathon completed the race distance on the same day - just on the other side of the Atlantic.

Sheila Pereira booked a place at the Worcester City Half Marathon, thinking it was in her hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.

But the event was 3,200 miles away in the English city of the same name.

Undeterred, Ms Pereira ran 13.1 miles on her own in the US on the same day as the Worcestershire event.

She has been praised by UK organisers, who are sending her a race finisher's pack including a participation medal and T-shirt.

Legendary British athlete Steve Cram, who runs Events of the North, which set up Sunday's event along with Worcester City Council, invited Ms Pereira to the UK for a future edition of the race.

"We organise events throughout the country and some of them do attract entries from overseas," he said.

"Those are usually from runners who are visiting the UK for another reason and have taken the opportunity to take part in a race while here.

"That's what we assumed that Sheila was doing.

"We'd love to welcome Sheila in person next year - I don't know much about Worcester, Massachusetts, but Worcester, England, is a beautiful city and well worth a visit."

Ms Pereira, 42, added: "Participating even though I was some distance from the Worcester City Runs [it] was awesome.

"The love of running crosses boundaries and I hope to have the opportunity to take part in person in the future."
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:53 AM   #310
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I wonder how they pronounce it, here it's wus-ter?
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:04 AM   #311
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I wonder how they pronounce it, here it's wus-ter?
Tis the same here.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:52 PM   #312
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:35 AM   #313
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...here it's wus-ter?
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Tis the same here.
Made me think of this (occurs at about :37 seconds):



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Old 11-08-2019, 08:45 PM   #314
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....France

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Old 11-09-2019, 08:03 AM   #315
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He took a practical joke too far and people got pissed.
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