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Last fall the Art Museum at the University of
Iowa hosted a Science Fair and invited all of the art students
to submit science projects. I decided to do an on location experiment
to answer the question "How Much does a Pound Weigh?"
So I went to the store and bought a pound and
a quarter sirloin steak, borrowed a friend's George Foreman
Grill and found an extension cord that could run from the grill
to the electrical outlet directly bellow the Museum's most prized
possession Peggy Guggenheim's Jackson Pollack.
I cooked the steak to a perfect medium rare, and
weighed myself before I sat down to one of the most satisfying
meals I have ever had. $1,000,000 paintings add such a fine
dining ambiance to any meal.
Well, it turns out that one pound actually equals three
when consumed in front of famous paintings, before the
steak I weighed 177 pounds and after eating the steak,
unseasoned and with no beverages of any kind I weighed
The Science Fair Judge had seen similar experiments
in the lab, but none had yielded such remarkable results. I
attribute the gain in weight to the Miracle of the Jackson Pollock
but if you are the highest bidder on this item you can attributed
to anything you want...