Twenty one grams, or 3/4 of an ounce

First posts of blogs are so daunting. There's enough blogs, why read this one?

There's no reason to. The writing will be pretty mediocre at best, pictures might just be average. There might be a lot of detail, or none at all. But an important question, is why is this blog called 21g?

Around the turn of the century, a doctor named Duncan MacDougall believed the human soul was more than just an abstract concept; that it had mass. So in order to figure out the mass, he went to an elderly care home, and found six patients who were close to dying of tuberculosis. He weighed them right before their passing, and after. This probably means nothing, but his "best" experiment gave a weight difference of 3/4 of an ounce, commonly expressed as 21 grams. 

Shantanu Sonparote