Thursday, February 22, 2007

Grains of sand on the beaches of the world

So as dumb as this sounds I finally decided to do an actual count of all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world.

I got up to 178,982,976,872,120,954,8732,856,956,971,001 and then Hoag snuck up behind me and started counting out loud 7-8-9-10-11....and screwed me all up.

I'll start again in the summer.

(I made this up....I didn't really count that high)

10 comments:

stuckwithacomb said...

You don't need to count them, they're numbered on the back.

cake said...

I stole one...but I'm not telling you which one. Guess you'll have to line them all up and see which one's missing, huh?

Other said...

Do you remember Sand Grains #177,898,345-#177,898,352? The ones that limp? Ask them if they remember my bathing suit and one infinite can of sand-targeted whoop-ass I had to open last year.

cake said...

There's a guy set up in a little outdoor market near my office...his shtick is writing names on grains of rice.

I'm gonna ask him to put mine on a grain of sand...

stuckwithacomb said...

Good luck with that.

cake said...

Well, with that attitude...see if I ask him to do yours.

I Ain't No Oprah said...

I just counted the Empire State Building.

There is one of them. Oh crap, Hoag just made me lose count again...

Gazongalicious said...

I found some sand in my diaper as I was driving away from the beach...should I send it to you so you can count the grains?

cake said...

Gazongalicious:

I don't even know what you look like and that was still a bad visual.

(You don't have any plastic tubing or mace in your trunk, do you?)

Gazongalicious said...

I look like Raquel Welch when she did 1 Million BC except with a sandy diaper on.

I did find some mace in my purse.