[LINK] How many Newspapers does it take to build Ayers Rock?

Stephen Wilson swilson at lockstep.com.au
Wed May 13 21:41:15 EST 2009



David Lochrin wrote:
> A previous post said:
>
>   
>>>> 47,742 tons per year - 2.83 times the volume of Ayers Rock.
That one didn't even pass the laugh test!  The volume of Ayers Rock is 
about half a cubic kilometre.  Or half a BILLION cubic metres.  
500,000,000 versus 47,742.  It doesn't matter whether we're talking 
volume or mass, the supposed factor of 2.83 (and I just love the 
precision of two decimal places) was out by a factor of 10,000.

Cheers,

Steve Wilson.





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