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