Selvig’s sample is 38 (some units).

Iridium is 22.56 g/cm^3.

WHAT THE FUCK UNITS IS THAT SCALE ON.

Okay so eyeballing that cylinder shape they’ve got going on there, it’s maybe 2-3 inches wide (diameter) and five or six inches tall?

Okay, so, pi(2.5cm^2) times say 10cm high * 22.56 g/cm^3 = 4429.65 grams. Round down for voids, we could say 3800g right? Okay, so that’s a believablly accurate number, 38… kilograms?

…Selvig is no fucking way picking that up with two hands and some fucking tongs.

NO WAIT, HECTOGRAMS, FUCK, THAT’S ABOUT 3.8 KILOGRAMS, OKAY THAT’S MORE BELIEVABLE

approx 8.38 pounds that’s like a gallon of water OKAY so I can actually see that.

Good on them for either making that scale read fake-accurately OR making a prop that was fake accurate OR editing the screen in post to read fake-accurately.

SCIENCE