ive learned not to click on any notifications for this post
but this one is truly puzzling me
inspired by x
I have no idea what I was expecting from that picture but it wasn’t this. And it’s glorious
I was expecting it but i wanted to think it was something else
I wish I knew…and this is a bigger question than you think you’re asking. When we count we go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and then we start over again, just changing the second number, 11, 12, 13…etc. This is called “base 10”. The base is the number that you have to hit before moving a decimal place over. We use base ten, presumably, 100% because we have ten fingers.
However, 12 is possibly a better choice. Ten is only divisible by 1, 2, 5, and 10 while 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. So for a lot of applications, base 12 is easier to use. And we do use base 12, just not very often or very precisely. Every time you say “two dozen” you’re using base 12. Or, in the case of your pack of tampons, eight dozen.
Why we use dozens isn’t exactly clear…it may be just because it’s mathematically convenient…or it may be good for marketing reasons (96 might sound more impressive than 100.) Or maybe it’s because there are roughly 12 lunar cycles per year (which is where we get the 12 months.)
We don’t really know…but beer, soda, eggs, and tampons…all come in dozens…for reasons that stretch back, possibly, to the very beginning of counting. Which is REALLY COOL.
You made this interesting and I’m honestly so impressed.
MORE FUN NUMBER INFO
Multiples of 12 are often largely composite or highly composite numbers (i.e., they’re either more divisible or as divisible as any smaller number), so they’re super easy to evenly divide compared to other numbers. Some sweetheart on wikipedia made this fun chart demonstrating this:
Since 96 is the largest number that is both:
- largely composite (divides by a bunch of numbers)
- close to 100,
it’s an optimal choice for selling in bulk
"Some sweetheart." This post definitely got better.
here’s a lifehack for this upcoming school year: nothing is more fun, and more satisfying, and works better, than talking yourself up.
wear an outfit you like and if anyone looks at you funny, nod sagely and confide ‘i’m hot stuff, aren’t i? you can take a picture’. when you’re nervous in a group collab you tell them, ‘let’s do my plan, because i’m a mad genius and you’ll all be kicking yourselves if you ignore my brilliant ideas.’ when you make a mistake you say, ‘hey, sorry, that didn’t work—but next i’ll ace this shit because i am a total champion’. basically just fucking lie your beautiful, beautiful ass off whenever you feel insecure and after a while you will forget what you ever doubted about yourself and you will know for a fact that you are criminally good at everything and the fun police are after you right now with warrants to smooch you up good and proper.
i do this constantly and it probably annoys some people, but other people laugh, and agree with me, and anyway i have a good time so who cares. confidence is everything. confidence, and being the smartest, funniest, most gorgeous person on earth.
which i am.
I think vladamir putin looks like max from max & ruby
THIS POST IS A SIN
Dear science fiction writers who make all alien species have binary genders: why
i honestly dont know how, when early 2000s dreamworks execs were faced with producing a cheap and fast knock-off capitalising of the success of finding nemo, a movie composed of celebrities faces mo-capped and pasted onto uncanny valley fish people, fish puns, baffling attempts at hip-hop culture, mafia movie tropes, a plot stolen from a spaghetti western, a subplot shitting on L.A and jack black converged into existence but The Lord finds a way
I don’t think people realise how hard it is to re-discover the person you were before depression or even try to remember your own personality
and if you’ve had depression since early childhood you don’t even know if you have your own personality
you didn’t have time to be a person before depression
and it’s scary having no idea who you are
i love how in dangan ronpa there’s several characters whose literal existence is a spoiler