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How many people are doing THAT right now?

I want to expand on my zipper blog to include any activity at all. Want to know how many people in the world are sleeping right now? Eating? Farting? Having sex? Eating pie? Use this equation:

X = (Y / A) x Z

Where:
X = # of people experiencing [blank] right now
Y = estimate of how many minutes you’ve experienced [blank] in your life
Z = current population of the world
A = your age in minutes –> age(min) = age(yrs) x 365 x 24 x 60

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How many people are frustrated by zippers right now?

My compañero Jesse here estimates he’s been frustrated by zippers for a total of 50 minutes in his lifetime. He figures there have been about 50 separate frustrating zipper events with an average of one minute each – some extra frustrating, some very brief.

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Let’s assume that Jesse is an average person. Of course we could consider how some people in the world have never dealt with zippers, but there are also others who probably deal with zippers more often. Maybe not as many, but let’s pretend. Continue reading How many people are frustrated by zippers right now?