Dr. Duncan “Om” MacDougall was an early 20th American physician who theorized that the soul has weight.

Experimental trivia: The most incredible trivia Weight of the Soul
Experimental trivia: The most incredible trivia Weight of the Soul

He claimed that he could measure the mass purportedly lost by the human body when the soul departed upon a person’s death.

After taking six patients in the process of dying and weighing them, his experiments concluded that the soul has a weight of 21 grams. However, needless to say, his conclusion never really caught on much in the research community.

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