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

@longlivevanderjesus

edwardspoonhands:

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.

h0odrich:

*throws hands with Larry kings dusty creaky old renaissance ass*

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I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.

deepseaanglerfish:

"wow that tv program we were watching last night was really sad, about anne boleyn? all because she had a girl??? what ever happened to that little girl anyway?" - my mom

oh you know

image

not much

blackfashion:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

kudos to mtv for spreading this message tho

Turn the fuck up MTV

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xxcron:

sparkledick:

5secondsofsmumer:

j4479:

deserves at least a sarcastic laugh. 

this has been on my dash all day and I just got it now

Someone please explain this.

oh my god.


Those aren’t proper cubes. More like an irregular prism.

xxcron:

sparkledick:

5secondsofsmumer:

j4479:

deserves at least a sarcastic laugh. 

this has been on my dash all day and I just got it now

Someone please explain this.

oh my god.

Those aren’t proper cubes. More like an irregular prism.

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mrmojorisinn:

I could pee on this.

I AM ACTUALLY LAUGHING SO HARD I AM CRYING SOMEONE GET ME THIS BOOK

My mom sent me this for my birthday last year. And an insult book. Thanks, mom.

So I don’t have a bucket or nearly enough ice trays to follow thorough with @tessakoon’s ice bucket challenge, but I do have my own bank account! I donated to the ALS Association through alsa.org. Make sure to check it out, inform yourself, and donate if you can! #alsicebucketchallenge #als #strikeoutals #icebucketchallenge

So I don’t have a bucket or nearly enough ice trays to follow thorough with @tessakoon’s ice bucket challenge, but I do have my own bank account! I donated to the ALS Association through alsa.org. Make sure to check it out, inform yourself, and donate if you can! #alsicebucketchallenge #als #strikeoutals #icebucketchallenge

Is anyone else starting to get seriously annoyed by the number of people completely disregarding the point of the ALS ice bucket challenge? Because it’s really pissing me off.

hermione + text posts

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Chescaleigh is an awesome youtuber who recently posted this video. Definitely watch it.

I Don’t Want To Be Afraid Of The Police #Ferguson #MikeBrown

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tonks-has-pink-hair:

brigwife:

welcometonewrome:

mattlewisfangirl:

d0nt-p4n1c:

iwasateenagehorcrux:

holiclover:

Deleted scene - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

WHY WAS THIS DELETED

THIS IS VERY SIGNIFICANT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

WHY THE FLYING FUCK WOULD YOU DELETE THIS

they also deleted Dudley saying that Harry isn’t a waste of space.

WHY NO

because they thought a creepy-ass scene where harry does up ginny’s dress was more worth the screentime

SOMEONE SAID IT

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