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Of the 76 herbivores in the world that weigh more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds), 22 have substantial populations outside their native ranges, according to ecologist Erick Lundgren of Arizona State University and his colleagues.
The six-foot-eight, 141 kilogram judoka was imperious under the lights of the Papp Lazslo Arena, pawing away his opponents' advances like a cat toying with a piece of string.
Boats bait thousands of hooks per fishing set and black cod currently fetch about $14 a kilogram, so whale predation is costing fishermen a lot of money.
The 1 kilogram of 4ANPP inside was enough to make 25 kilograms of fentanyl.
At Wee Nam Kee in Singapore, the chicken itself was a two [kilogram] free-range chicken of the very best quality.
The documents say James traveled to New Orleans multiple times each month in 2015 to deliver several kilograms of cocaine to customers in the area, including Daniels, Joppa Jackson, and Leon Jackson.
For comparison, battery systems work out to around 200 watt-hours per kilogram.
About 7,000 kilograms of heroin are seized in the United States every year, three times as much as a decade ago.
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The original concept of the kilogram, as the mass of a cubic decimeter of water (a bit more than a quart), was adopted as the base unit of mass by the new revolutionary government of France in 1793. In 1875, in the Treaty of the Meter, 17 countries, including the U.S., adopted the French kilogram as an international standard. In 1889 a new international standard for the kilogram, a metal bar made of platinum iridium, was agreed to; President Benjamin Harrison officially received the 1-kilogram cylinder for the U.S. in 1890. But no one uses that bar very often; for all practical purposes, a kilogram equals 2.2 pounds.
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