Landmark Numbers and Bad Number Analogies

From Standup Mathematician.

You can pre-order Tim’s book How to Make the World Add Up now!
https://mathsgear.co.uk/products/how-to-make-the-world-add-up-signed-hardback

Watch Tim Harford talk about the Stork-Baby correlation on Numberphile:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n-d1ApBTFw

Here is the current Landmark Number recommended toolkit (yours may differ).
– population of the country you live in
– ‘people days’ per year in your countries of choice
– GDP or total government budget
– heigh of some buildings you have seen
– a human lifetime is around 30,000 days
– million/billion/trillion seconds

More about Tim Harford:
http://timharford.com/

Huge thanks to The Vintage Red Bus Company for lending us one of their fantastic buses.
https://thevintageredbuscompany.co.uk/

"Asteroid the size of a bus hurtles past Earth"
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/asteroid-the-size-of-a-bus-hurtles-past-earth-9323762.html

CORRECTIONS:
– We were in front of a long version of the original Routemaster bus which I believe was technically 29.91 feet, but we were told 30 feet and that is an easier unit of measurement.
– Let me know if you spot any mistakes!

Thanks to my Patreons who mean I can hire a bus and then pay someone to animate a dinosaur walking behind it. Here is a random subset of those fine Patreon People:

Ben White
Jacob Hartmann
Nikola Studer
Morgan Butt
Alan H.
Kragar
John Lewis
Glenn Watson
James Hall
Philippe von Bergen

https://www.patreon.com/standupmaths

As always: thanks to Jane Street who support my channel. They’re amazing.
https://www.janestreet.com/

Filming and editing by Trunkman Productions https://trunkman.co.uk/
Additional camerawork by Ben Westaway
Animations by William Marler https://www.wmad.co.uk/
Music by Howard Carter
Audio by Peter Doggart
Design by Simon Wright and Adam Robinson

MATT PARKER: Stand-up Mathematician
Website: http://standupmaths.com/
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