What was used as a unit of mass in the classical times?

carob seed
a drop of lead
handful of sand
swallow's egg
Carat, a unit of mass equal to 200 mg, is derived from a carob seed (Greek kerá­tion). People commonly believed that the seeds have un­usu­al­ly low vari­abil­i­ty in mass. Modern research denied this claim.

Answers distribution

carob seed
a drop of lead
handful of sand
swallow's egg
answers
flagItaly
72%
11%
16%
0%
18
flagthe Netherlands
66%
6%
13%
13%
15
flagUkraine
58%
16%
25%
0%
12
flagGermany
50%
7%
30%
10%
69
flagthe United States
42%
11%
32%
13%
90
flagNorway
41%
11%
41%
5%
17
flagIndia
40%
6%
46%
6%
15
flagCanada
40%
6%
46%
6%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
36%
8%
38%
16%
102
flagPoland
35%
12%
37%
14%
4194
flagRepublic of Ireland
13%
13%
46%
26%
15

Gender

men32%
women31%
carob seed
32%
31%
a drop of lead
12%
13%
handful of sand
37%
38%
swallow's egg
16%
16%

Details

Author: globalquiz.org
tools
Should this question be improved? Improve it.
Globalquiz questions are translated by users for other users. Translate this question.