I'm still trying to take all this information in and it cracks me up how much a pound of many of these items are worth. Still, I noticed that a few items are noticeably absent from this lineup so I took the liberty of translating these into units to further expand your weight to value ratios.
- Gasoline - $1.79 / lb locally, a gallon of gas weighs 6.15 pounds.
- Crude oil - 39 cents / lb as of today, a gallon of crude is ~7 lbs, a barrel of oil contains 42 gallons at $118.35
- Quarter Pounder with cheese - $18 / lb, assuming 1/4 lb weight of burger and bun post cooking.
- With gold trading around $830 per ounce, and 16 ounces in a pound, a pound of gold is worth $13,280.