How many pounds is equal to 5 kg?

I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m not that good at the whole math-counting-numbers thing. So this week’s WikiAnswers Wednesday spotlight will be answered by someone a little more adept at the subject, our very own guest columnist, Jim.

How many pounds is equal to 5 kg?

Hi, I’m so glad you asked. Just the other day I was wondering the same thing myself. Well, I did some extensive research and this is why I found.

The key to answering this question is knowing what kind of product you’re talking about. 5kg of rice does not weigh the same amount as 7kg of flour or even 11kg of soy sauce. Each product has its own unique conversion formula. For example. 1kg of rice is worth four pounds of soy sauce in Indonesia and three pounds of barley in Manitoba. 1kg of potatoes will only buy you one toy car in Idaho, but if you take that same kilo to Belize you could bargain your way in to receiving a free boat and scuba excursion.

Science will try to tell you that one pound is 2.2 kg, but if you’re like me you’re skeptical of science. I go by the free market to make my decisions in life. Personally, I have 5kg of whipped cream that I would like to trade for some new whipped cream. Mine has passed the expiration date, but don’t tell anyone. I hope I can get 8 pounds of new whipped cream for my 5kg of old. Do you know anybody looking to switch?

I hope this helped you out, and if you have any other questions, WikiAnswers ain’t going nowhere.


How do you convert Bolivian shoe sizes to American shoe sizes?

I’m not a religious missionary or anything, but there are those out there who are interested in converting their neighbors to other faiths. Lately we have been seeing a growing trend in converting shoe sizes, especially of the Bolivian nature:

How do you convert Bolivian shoe sizes to American shoe sizes?

Bolivian flagOf course, ultimately, it is up to the Bolivian shoe size to make the final decision to convert or not. No one should force it. But let’s say the Bolivian shoe size agrees to convert to the American shoe size. Then what?

Well, there are a few commandments the Bolivian shoe size would have to accept, including:


  1. The American shoe size is determined by “the length of the last (the foot-shaped template over which the shoe is manufactured) measured in inches, multiplied by 3 and minus a constant.” (source)
  2. It must be noted that July 4th is heretofore Independence Day; Bolivian shoe sizes will have to say adios to August 6th. (source)
  3. Upon conversion, the Bolivian shoe size will have to relearn the history of shoes to fit American shoe history standards. They may begin with this Canadian ‘all aboot shoes’ museum, for starters.

The Bolivian shoe size would have to learn this short but poignant anthem:

O, to be a shoe size

It is the mandate’s calling

American shoe size

For walking, not falling.

And that’s all there is to it. Good luck to you, Bolivian newly American shoe sizes!