Stone (unit) facts for kids
The short way of writing stones is st.
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The stone was outlawed in Ireland and the United Kingdom, in 1983 and 1985 respectively. However stones and pounds remains the sole unit that all people measure their weight in. The unit flourishes in all non official uses: media, sports &ct. Often in American-British boxing matches, the contenders weight is stated in pounds then stones and pounds. The same in horse racing.
Images for kids
The Eschborn Museum's 2nd-century stone weight of 40 Roman pounds (~13 kg), beside an ID-1-sized card for scale.
Stone (unit) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.