Off the Mark by Mark Parisi

Off the Mark

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    ‘And this definitely isn’t my underwear.’

  2. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, almost 3 years ago

    Is that hat from K-Mart?

  3. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, almost 3 years ago

    umm…if that were rainman he would know that there were a lot more than 4 million snowflakes right there. But this is really funny, anyway! Thanks, Mark.

  4. PICTO

    PICTO said, almost 3 years ago

    @naturally_easy

    6,387,093

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually about a billion for every cubic foot of snow.


    Volume of a sphere is 4/3 πr3

    Let’s say his body is approx a 4 ft ball…
    OK it’s not quite that big but his head, legs and arms will more than make up for that….

    4/3 π(23 ) …

    Oh heck let’s just use 3 for pi since we have no significant figures anyhow….
    4/3 × 3 × 8 = very roughly 32 cubic feet…..

    32 BILLION snowflakes!


    But who’s counting….

  6. Laynegg

    Laynegg said, almost 3 years ago

    ROFL!

  7. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, almost 3 years ago

    Very clever!

  8. Lynn Green

    Lynn Green said, almost 3 years ago

    “and I’m an excellent sleigher.”

  9. pinkx

    pinkx said, almost 3 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Did you take density increase into account? Not flaky math, just a bit drifted off, snow big deal. That said I think rounding figures off will suff-ice.

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Pinkx … I don’t know whether the one billion flakes/ft3 that I’ve read means packed or fluffy….
    which obviously makes a difference..


    But it’s always given as very approximate…
    and the snowman’s figure is quite rounded anyway.


    Sled it ride…. snow point in being accurate when tomorrow he’ll be water under the bridge…

    :)

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