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Somewhere Between 60 and 80,000

Today I saw this in Wikipedia's "On This Day" segment:

1819 – Fifteen people were killed and 400–700 others were injured when cavalry charged into a crowd of about 60–80,000 who were gathered at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

That seems odd to me that the guess was approximated as between 60 and 80,000. Hmmm(?) - that's just such a huge scale difference! For instance, 2 raised to the 6th power is 64 and 2 raised to the 16th power is 65536. 

Imagine a square group of people. The square root of 60 is close to 8, so a crowd of people 8 wide and 8 deep is close to 60. The square root of 80,000 is almost 253, so a crowd of people 253 by 253.

This eight: xxxxxxxx

This is 253: 

Everything above is just silliness because I am pretty sure they reaLLy meant between 60 thousand and 80 thousand.
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In other news closer to the home front I kiLLed a scorpion today and cooked somewhere between 80 and 60,000 grams of buffalo steak. The onion soup with buffalo broth is almost finshed, mmmmmm ....  Today I am trying the soup with crackers for the first time. Lately I have been making this soup about once a week.

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My favorite new show on teleBision is "Airplane Repo" on the Discovery Channel

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I tried caLLing someone on Sunday figuring they might be home. The person (an ex-relative) doesn't answer her phone. But she did send me a text message saying she was in a meeting and requested that I send her a text message detailing what I wanted. Of course she ALREADY knows what I want. I have already sent her a couple e-mails asking for her to clear up the outstanding business debt where she owes us about $1,000. We have been waiting patiently for about two years for her to clear this matter up. I also found out she had taken part of our inventory of products and put them in storage instead of returning them to us! I have no idea whether the products are stiLL in a sell-able condition. I doubt that one more text message is going to help. I guess I could ask the person in my family who is sending her child support payments to cough up my one thousand dollars. Its too bizarre. She claims her bag of money that had our payment in it was stolen from her. But of course that wasn't my problem, and its been about two years ago that this theft-burglary  supposedly happened. That's like about a dollar a day.


Pearl said...

Wait -- you killed a scorpion?!

What, you live in a James Bond movie?!


Rob Z Tobor said...

It is not nice when someone you know owes you money and wont pay..... I suggest that you add somewhere between 60 to 80,000 Dollars interest and send her a letter hinting at court action to recover the money....

I would also suspect you may not be the only ones owed money

oooooo yes if that crowd was only 60 strong then rather a lot of cavalry were injured which means it was a feisty crowd that may have appeared much larger.

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

Perhaps her dog ate the money.

fmcgmccllc said...

Take her to small claims court, but you can't get blood from a turnip ya know.

esbboston said...

Pearl: hahahaha - I used chemicals for the final slaughter step. I think it is more of a Forrest Gump movie, but I am not the Forrest, I am the trrees.

Rob: I am thinking they may have been looking through the wrong end of the binoculars, The Begin.

Elliot MacLeod-Michael: Now that you mention it, there was a puppy at that residence a couple years ago, but it was more of a GOLDen Retriever rather than a Dollarman Pinscher.

fmcgmccllc: My mother used that Bloodless Turnip line on me last week and my response was something like, "Yes, but you can get Turnip Plasma" And by plasma I mean using enough dried turnips to power an electrical generator to power a welding machine, as I think but I am not sure there can be high energy plasma generated in that process. Does this reveal arsonist thoughts? My first answer for the record is "No".

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