Punch,  56 (1869), 210.

The Gravity of a Flea



News-Commentary, Drollery


Entomology, Intruments, Force, Measurement, Gravity

    Discusses news that 'By an ingenious little instrument which is called a pulexometer', the strength of the domestic flea has been established at 'eight hundred times its specific gravity'. Mocks the idea of speaking of a flea's specific gravity, and doubts whether the stated quantity can be established.

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