Monday, June 26, 2006

Monday, June 26, 2006
I just started reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and some other guy. The book is mindblowing. Quite different from what one reads(ok thats such a huge cliche). One passage on page 14 made me perform some calculations and the result was interesting.

"...In a typical election period that includes campaigns for the presidency, the senate, the house of representatives, about $1 billion is spent per year-which sounds like a lot of money, unless you care to measure it with something seemingly less important than democratic elections.
It is the same amount, for instance, that Americans spend every year on chewing gum."

Now I got to know that an average pack of chewing gum with about 25 strips(taking that as average intake of chewing gum per 4 days) is 1 dollar.
So one billion packs of chewing gum for 365.25 days corresponds to 1095140.3(1.1 million dollars) dollars being spent on chewing gum EVERYDAY. The population of USA is 295,734,134.
Ofcourse this is MY estimation, the actual figures might be totally different. Since MY assumptions of 25 strips for 4 days maybe totally wrong. But still its an interesting outcome.


On another topic:
I'm having fun with google earth. Its so god damn addictive.





This is my apartments(the two large buildings with a li'l space in between them). And the white thing is a rock next to my balcony





This is my junior college(K-12, +2, intermediate whatever you call it). Narayana JC. I know I know, you dont know which building to look at.






This is my school. Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan's Public School, Jubilee Hills

6 comments:

3ngin33r

BVBPS! wow, thats a pretty good shot of the ground. the image of my uni is rather old... dunno why it wasnt updated.

ps. shouvik hasnt changed one bit... though i have a feeling he's lost a lotta weight o.O

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