Why are dishes heavier than books? The world may never know (assuming for a complete lack of investigation into material make-up and compactibility [or you know, common sense]).
Stolen from ladymeshel:
Please leave a one-word, hyphenless comment that you think best describes me -- it can only be one word long (barring the inevitable silliness that will ensue afterwards, 'course). Then copy and paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you (if you'd like, I won't hunt you down and kill you in a Tarantino fashion or anything <whistles>).
Now go post in fridaypoll.