# Pound

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A pound is a Earth measurement of weight commonly used in the United States of America. One pound is equal to approximately 0.45 kilograms.

While discussing Mudd's women, whom Kirk believed to be "incredibly beautiful," McCoy wondered if they were "actually more lovely, pound for pound, measurement for measurement, than any other women [he had] known." (TOS: "Mudd's Women")

During Kirk's physical in 2366, Dr. McCoy noted that his weight was up "a couple of pounds," so he changed Kirk's diet card. (TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver")

While combating Harrad-Sar's barge, and Enterprise did not have enough power for its thrusters, Charles Tucker suggested that they divert some of the power from the grav-plating, then noting to the rest of the crew that they were all going to be a little lighter on their feet, and that he had been "meaning to lose a few pounds." (ENT: "Bound")

## Comparative list of weight

• In a joke told by Data, "A man goes to a store to buy kidneys. He says to the shopkeeper, 'I'd like a pound of kiddleys.' The shopkeeper says, 'You mean kidneys.' The man says, 'I said kiddleys, diddle I?'." (TNG: "Code of Honor")
• Dr. McCoy noted that the body is made up of 96% water; without water, what is left is just 3 or 4 pounds of chemicals. (TOS: "The Omega Glory") Dr. Beverly Crusher made a similar assessment when it was discovered that cellular peptides were being extracted from the crew's bodies, stating that if the process continued, "our bodies will begin to lose all cellular cohesion, we'll collapse into nothing but a few pounds of chemicals." (TNG: "Phantasms")
• While stranded on the planet Taurus II, Montgomery Scott determined that they would have to to lighten the load aboard the shuttlecraft Galileo by 500 pounds, which Spock analogized to "the weight of three grown men." Initially they were able to remove 50 pounds of excess equipment from the shuttle, with the possibility of scraping up enough 150 pounds, leaving them at least 150 pounds overweight. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")