I stepped on my bathroom scale the other day and it registered me at 185 pounds.
While I have been trying to gain weight over the last semester or so, (ever since I got Mono and lost a lot of weight) I sincerely doubt that I have hit the 185 pound mark. Yet.
So that’s when I realised that I must have accidentally hit the little calibration knob at the back of the scale and messed it up.
Now I don’t know how much I weigh. I thought I was approaching 150 pounds, back before I hit the calibratron, but now I’m not sure!
Anyone have any ideas on how to calibrate my scale? I’m thinking I could go to the grocery store and buy a large bag of flour or rice or something of a known mass and put it on the scale.
Alternately, I think there’s a scale at the gym that I could use to measure my mass, and then I could go home and set my scale such that it says the same thing.
If you can think of a smarter way to do it, I’m open to suggestion. I just can’t think of anything that I own whose exact mass is known.