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TIME FOR A SERIOUS CONSTRUCION YEAH REBOOT THEME REBOOT I MEAN IT *notreallyimightfixit for real later or something*

my dogs are fat and lazy and make the best audience for my vocal exercises because they literally do not care

IS THAT THE SEVENTH FONIC HYMN?!?

Tagged as: #Tales of the Abyss #irl kylee

writhing pile of cat children. disgusting

i’m going to throw up.

jesus christ the PURRING

I feel like I just gained another year on my life from this.

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST CAT VIDEOS I HAVE EVER SEEN

Oh, right. The marathon. The marathon for Disneyland, the marathon chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s marathon. That marathon?

Why do tampons come in packs of 96? Why not 100?

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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 compositeorhighly compositenumbers (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.

You’re lucky I didn’t go all Five Fingers of Death on you ! It’s my secret fighting technique. I poke you five times, and then fifty years later you die alone and unloved in a nursing home.

- Syrio Forel, A Game of Thrones (via meggannn)

More splices/fusions! (full view pls)

I want that Emboarite