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I've told you a million times!

What are your benchmarks for estimating/comprehending quantities? I'm terrible with magnitudes; if someone tells me that they weigh 85kg, or that they come from a city of 2 million people, this doesn't create a mental picture for me at all; they might as well be speaking another language. After a lifetime of being resigned to this, I've decided I'm going to familiarise myself with a list of benchmark quantities: my height, the height of my tallest friend, population of my city, etc. Help me compile a list of quantities I should be familiar with, and tips for learning to come to grips with quantities! [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Oct 31, 2009 - 26 answers

How can I become less ignorant regarding current events, without having to read dry, third-person-omniscient points of view?

How can I become less ignorant regarding current events, without having to read dry, third-person-omniscient points of view? [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Jan 4, 2009 - 25 answers

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