The phonemes for Professor Stephen Hawking's computerized voice were recorded by Michael Jacobs, who is now on trial for the murder of his wife. A spokesperson for Hawking says that he has no plans to alter his voice, even if Jacobs is convicted.
Lord Byron's fame rests not only on his writings and peotry, but also on his extravagant living and numerous love affairs. His daughter Ada Lovelace, notable in her own right, collaborated with Charles Babbage on the analytical engine, a predecessor to modern computers. The Ada computer language is named after her.
Japan uses 20 pounds of disposable chopsticks per person each year.
The largest supplier of chopsticks in the world is in Minneapolis MN
a quick google brings this tidbit: "Every year, Japan gets through roughly 24 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks. That’s 185 pairs for every person in Japan" - a quick calc says that would imply a pair of chopsticks weighs .1 pounds.
BRB (to weigh a pair)
a largish pair of mine weigh .4 oz - .1 of 16 = 1.6
I am guessing that the actual weight would be 5 pounds each;
so rather than use the weight thing - I would use either the 24 billion pairs nationally or 185 per person