You promised and promised to buy your barefoot, ignorant loved ones a set of Encyclopædia Britannicas and now you'll never get the chance. The New York Times Media Decoder blog reported today that the edition of the encyclopedia that came out in 2010 will be the company's last, in print.
The final edition was comprised of 32 volumes and weighed 129 pounds.
Other things that weigh 129 pounds:
- Kathie Lee Gifford in September of 2010.
- The amount of potatoes eaten by the average American in one year.
- Two relatively large male Irish Water Spaniels.
The company will now shift its focus to expanding the online edition of its encyclopedia, a subscription to which runs $70 per year. The 2010 print edition cost $1,395.