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megapenny project
December 7, 2002 6:57 AM   Subscribe

The Humble Penny? A site to help visualize large numbers with the common US coin. And to think I've been cursing them for so long. If I'd saved 10 million of the little buggars I'd have $100k.
posted by yoga (15 comments total)

 
Gee, Yoga, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this site was already posted and discussed. Kokogiak is a mefi member, and his entire site is indeed great...also check out Luciferous Logolepsy. I'm a fan of his site, and that's why I remembered.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:08 AM on December 7, 2002


Kokogiak rules.
posted by ColdChef at 8:13 AM on December 7, 2002


"I've been sticking $30 in pennies up my ass for the past 11 years! That's 3,000 pennies a day; 21,000 pennies a week; 1,092,000 pennies a year! To date that's 12,012,000 pennies, 8 times the population of Nebraska. Those pennies were in my ass! You think you're better than me? Oh, you're not better than me. You handle my ass pennies everyday. You pick up my ass pennies for good luck. You throw my ass pennies in fountains and make wishes on them. You give my ass pennies to your little daughter to buy gumballs with. YOU'VE ALL HANDLED MY ASS PENNIES!"

Thanks for giving me a more positive method of visualiztion, yoga.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:17 AM on December 7, 2002


I missed the penny post the first time around. This is strange and excellent. Thanks, Yoga.
posted by swerve at 8:56 AM on December 7, 2002


Kokogiak rules.

You must be this tall to ride Kokogiak.

Keep arms and legs inside Kokogiak at all times.

Do not stand up until Kokogiak has come to a complete stop.
posted by yhbc at 10:43 AM on December 7, 2002


I'm a Tilt-a-Whirl?
posted by kokogiak at 11:22 AM on December 7, 2002


First time was great, second is just fine too. BTW, anyone know of a similar site for dollar bills? Always wondered how large a stack $1.0M would be...
posted by davidmsc at 12:00 PM on December 7, 2002


Take this.
Halve it.
That's how many different people read the front page of MetaFilter each month.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:34 PM on December 7, 2002


Kokogiak ate my baby, but he's still my hero! Be sure to check out some of the other Neat Stuff he's done as well....
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:16 PM on December 7, 2002


Prior to posting, I searched for 'megapenny' & came up nil. *sigh*
posted by yoga at 5:27 PM on December 7, 2002


The Introduction to Understanding USA (dicussed in a previous thread) provides another interesting metaphor for understanding large numbers.
posted by theRegent at 7:35 PM on December 7, 2002


That's how many different people read the front page of MetaFilter each month.

half of this might be a more accurate representation. "Over 750,000 tons of grass-munching, milk-giving
animals on 4,008,960 hooves."

posted by carsonb at 11:17 AM on December 8, 2002


Frankly, I am concerned for the safety of some of those cows.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 12:11 PM on December 8, 2002


I can assure you, no cows were harmed in the making of the MegaPenny Project. Boxed and stacked, yes, but released into the wild after the photo shoot - none the worse for wear.
posted by kokogiak at 1:43 PM on December 8, 2002


Prior to posting, I searched for 'megapenny' & came up nil. *sigh*

This is in no way a condemnation yoga, but if you click the "since day one" option on the search page, you'll find the original thread. For some people, this is too slow, and so it's nice to know you can also get the same result by typing 'megapenny' into the google search box beneath. Just some info for your next thread posting. I've also fallen foul of the default search options in my time ...
posted by walrus at 6:17 AM on December 10, 2002


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