|How many ___||in a ___?||This many.|
|Fourths||Fifth||4/5 [ whew! ]|
|Degrees||Degree-Day||1/(Number of Days)|
|Deals||Deck of Contract Bridge cards||53, 644,737,765, 488,792,839, 237,440,000.|
|Bananas||Bread||2 1/3 cups|
|3’s||33 1/3||3 [ uh-oh ]|
|Quarks||Proton||… 3 …|
|Pinches||Inch||1 [ If at the start of a Special K cereal commercial of the 1970s ]|
|Pinches||Inch||0 [ If at the end of a Special K cereal commercial of the 1970s ]|
Reference: Sweets: A History of Temptation, Tim Richardson.
4 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: How Many Whats In A What”
How many licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop? And why does spell check insist I want to type Footsie Roll?
Well everyone knows the licks count, it’s … three …
I can’t say anything about your spell checker’s special interests. I know mine has decided it doesn’t know how to spell “Cincinnati” either.
How many undercover rabbits named Starskey fit in a hutch?
Now I know people will think this is a trick question because it depends how high the roof is on the hutch. But they’re mistaken. It’s a trick question because if the rabbits are truly undercover we won’t know how many of them are named Starskey. They’ll be indistinguishable from rabbits of any name.