- (price) monetary value: the property of having material worth (often
indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); "the
fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his
services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"
- (price) the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of
gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the
- An unwelcome experience, event, or action involved as a condition of
achieving a desired end
- The odds in betting
- determine the price of; "The grocer priced his wares high"
- The amount of money expected, required, or given in payment for
- An alloy of this
- A deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown color
- A yellow precious metal, the chemical element of atomic number 79, valued
esp. for use in jewelry and decoration, and to guarantee the value of
- made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the
Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"
- coins made of gold
- amber: a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he
admired the gold of her hair"
- Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining
bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)
- A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
- Gram-positive bacteria are those that are stained dark blue or violet by
Gram staining. This is in contrast to Gram-negative bacteria, which cannot
retain the crystal violet stain, instead taking up the counterstain (safranin or
fuchsine) and appearing red or pink.
- a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a
Super Glue - Marketing Magic - $3200 a gallon!
I guess you could say there was a bit of a
story behind this. At the start of school one of the kids needed to have some
"Super Glue" in their school supplies. The small tube next to this one was a
fraction of the size, and a fraction of the cost. But, our kid saw the size of
this bottle - about 5 times bigger than the little tube - for twice as much
money, and they assumed (in correctly) that there would be at least two to five
times as much glue. WRONG! There was even less! The container (once I got a
magnifying glass) says In Microscopic writing it says .14 oz - that's just over
1/10th of an ounce. The little tube inside says 4g (grams). Not sure how many
people have scales that weight in fractions of ounces (some postal scales can,
our "drug" scales (for the veterinary office) does), so I weighed out 4g of
WATER (which should be a greater volume, because of a lighter weight)... and it
was less than a teaspoon! WOW!!! Let's do some math... those drops of glue are
worth more than silver and most gems... and at the normal price of about $3.50 a
"bottle," 7.1428 of these bottles to make a net weight of 1 fluid oz = $25.00,
or $3200 per gallon! And you thought gas was high! Now, I'm almost positive that
oz is actual weight, not fluid - because that would be more product. Keep in
mind that fresh water weighs about 8lbs per gallon (which is 128 fluid ounces),
or .0625lbs per liquid ounce. Salt water (except in the Salt Lakes) averages
8.8lbs per gallon (because of the mineral & plankton content)... I would
think the glue is at least as dense as the salt water, but I'll use fresh water
measurements (because most everyone knows & agrees with them - world wide).
Just think - over $3200 a gallon! Now that's a WOW! We've since tried to point
out that the "Net Wt." part is important - as is the concentration level. Anyhow
- don't know if any of you have ever bothered to take one of these containers
apart, or saw the "net wt." and already figured there wasn't much glue inside.
Well, "not much" is an understatement!