Hey Dad!

 

 

 

 

It's your birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and for your birthday I wanted to make you something special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look it's you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just kidding...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what I made you

 

 

 

 

 

Your life in numbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have been alive for...

 

 

60

years
 

 

 

 

720

months
 

 

 

 

 

3,130

weeks
 

 

 

 

 

21,915

days
 

 

 

 

 

 

525,960

hours
 

 

 

 

 

31,557,600

minutes
 

 

 

and

 

1,893,456,000

seconds
 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool, huh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But wait, there's more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does that relate to animal years?

 

 

 



253

DOG YEARS

 

 

 

 

 

 


8.6

GALAPAGOS TURTLE YEARS

 

 

 

 

 

and

 

 

782

FLY YEARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's all cool but...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

there's more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's look at something different... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something you are obsessed with...

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever thought about how much music you have listened to?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well here's the math

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's say you have listened to

5

songs every day

 

 

(That's probably a pretty low number... but let's just start there)

 

 

 

for the last 45 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That comes out to...

 

 

 

 

19,710,000

seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

365,000

minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

253

days

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

7.5

straight months of listening to music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But how many records does that fill up?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,295

records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much would all of those records weigh?

 

 

 

 

 

1.25

metric tons

 

 

 

equal to this Hyundai Elantra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many cassette tapes is that?

 

 

 

 

 

4,055

cassette tapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were to string all of those cassette tapes together, how long would it be?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

973,333

feet of cassette tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How long is that?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were to string together all of the cassette tape, end to end...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then hike to the top of Mount Everest...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then drop the tape straight down...

 

 

 

 

 

through a hole in the ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(yes, a make-believe hole in the top of Mount Everest... just go with it)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and it fell all the way down, past sea level...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it could touch the deepest known part of the ocean...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and go back up again...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoa...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You know what's even cooler?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With all that time...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of listening to music...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it doesn't even compare...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to the amount of time you've spent being an awesome dad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 60th Dad!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love ya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and keep on rockin'