How Many Pounds in a Ton? A Fascinating Story

The most basic answer to the question of how many pounds in a ton? There are 2000 pounds in a ton.  Still feel confused? You’re not alone. But why is the ton a measurement that no one ever quite understands or remembers? This conversion is endlessly confusing because a ton can refer to 11 different forms of measurement. In this article, I’ll explain exactly what a ton is, what it measures, and how to convert tons to pounds. I’ll go into the differences between a ton, a metric ton, and several other kinds of tons. And finally, I’ll give you a brief history of this often mixed up and misused unit of measurement.

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The Easiest Guide to the 30 60 90 Triangle

Acute, obtuse, isosceles, equilateral….When it comes to triangles, there are many different varieties, but only a choice few that are “special.” These special triangles have sides and angles which are consistent and predictable and can be used to shortcut your way through your geometry or trigonometry problems. And a 30-60-90 triangle—pronounced “thirty sixty ninety”—happens to be a very special type of triangle indeed. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what a 30-60-90 triangle is, why it works, and when (and how) to use your knowledge of it. So let’s get to it!

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World War 3 Might Start Today With These Five Conflicts

The prospect of a third world war is terrifying: the weapons that humanity has acquired over the course of the past century are powerful enough to irreparably damage or even totally annihilate society as we know it. Though it’s unlikely to happen, World War 3 remains a disturbing idea that’s inspired plenty of post-apocalyptic fiction. But what about a real one? Is World War III coming? What would the conflict look like? What might cause it? In this article, I’ll speculate about the form World War 3 would take and explain the most likely trigger points based on the current global political landscape.

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67 Hilarious “Would You Rather” Questions You Have to Try

Would you rather have a side salad or a side of fries? Or, to make it a little harder, would you rather have a side of fries without anything to drink or a side salad with a soda of your choice? BORING. We make these types of either-or decisions on a mundane level every day, but it’s fun to apply our same sense of good judgment to totally crazy scenarios that will never come up in real life! We’ve written the best “would you rather” questions we could come up with in this article; try them on your friends and family in a Would You Rather game to learn more about their preferences when faced with crazy situations.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Für Elise

From its first repeating notes, Für Elise is instantly recognizable. It may even be the most famous melody ever written! But did you know that when Beethoven first drafted this short piano piece, he stuffed it in a drawer, never to be seen in his lifetime? Curious how it went from forgotten trifle to universally known? Wondering what exactly makes it such an unforgettable earworm? Need some tips on learning to play this piece? Then keep reading for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about one of Beethoven’s best-known masterpieces.

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32 J. Cole Quotes That Will Change Your Life

J. Cole, born Jermaine Lamarr Cole, is a successful rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He’s been nominated for five Grammy’s, and he won the Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Album for 2014 Forest Hills Drive. In the last five years, this multidimensional entertainer has blown up and become one of the biggest names in music. Cole often reflects on his upbringing, racial issues, ambition, and hip-hop. The magna cum laude from St. John’s University is well-known throughout the music industry for his poignant social commentary and thought-provoking lyrics. Not only is he willing to speak his mind, but unlike most superstars of today, he actually has interesting things to say. In this article, I’ll break down some of the most memorable J. Cole quotes, both from his song lyrics and his interviews. These quotes range from insightful to risqué.

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Help, iPhone Won’t Charge! 5 Common Causes + How to Fix

If your iPhone is plugged in but not charging, you may be in panic mode. You love your phone, you’re way too reliant on it, and you don’t want to spend some serious cash on a new iPhone 6s. And heaven forbid you resort to purchasing a non-iPhone. Fear not. I’ll walk you through some of the common reasons why an iPhone won’t charge and offer solutions to these problems. Hopefully, your iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, or iPhone 6 will only require a simple fix, and you’ll soon be using your phone incessantly and ignoring the outside world.

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How to Find the Perfect Tattoo Design: 100+ Ideas and 17 Styles

Considering a tattoo? Want tons of tattoo ideas and designs to choose from? This is the perfect guide for you. Body art can be an fun way to show off your personality, but you want to make sure to pick a tattoo design you really love. I’ll explain the different styles of tattooing and common sources of inspiration to help you brainstorm awesome tattoo ideas. We’ll cover 17 awesome styles that are popular worldwide. The tips and pictures in this post will guide you through envisioning a tattoo design that you’ll be happy to display on your body for years to come.

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What You Must Know About Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is one of the most iconic pieces of Western classical music. The arpeggiated, fantasy-like beginning of the first movement in particular has made its way into the collective cultural musical knowledge. But what should you know about the Moonlight Sonata? Read on to find out!

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The Top 15 Cute Things to Say to Your Girlfriend for Love

We’ve all heard a number of cliche, supposedly cute “pick-up lines” and “compliments” that people who don’t know any better use on their girlfriends. Some classics include “Is your daddy a thief? Because he stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes” and “I would rearrange the dictionary and put u and I together.” Alas, unless you’re super charismatic or saying these lines ironically, they’re probably not going to work. If you’re at a loss for what to say to your girlfriend, this guide is for you. We’ll suggest some cute things to say to your girlfriend and offer you some advice on things you should definitely NOT say to your girlfriend.

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