If you think academic standards are troublesome, take a look at this story about our favorite standard for mass:
The kilogram has a weight-loss problem
And settle down: I know there's physics foul in the headline, itself. It's good that you noticed, but go ahead and take in the substance of the story.
Units of measure continue to evolve. Once the province of royal body parts, then Earth and water, we seek now to establish units relative to universal constants.
And it is good.