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xkcd: Ten Thousand - 幸運の1万人


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Ten Thousand(1万)

[I try not to make fun of people for admitting they don't know things.]

[Because for each thing "everyone knows" by the time they're adults, every day there are, on average, 10000 people in the US hearing about it for the first time.]

Fraction who have heard of it at birth = 0%
 (生まれた瞬間にある物事について知っている割合 = 0%)

Fraction who have heard of it by 30 ? 100%

US birth rate ? 4,000,000/year

Number hearing about it for the first time ? 10,000/day

[If I make fun of people, I train them not to tell me when they have those moments. And I miss out on the fun.]

女: Diet Coke and Mentos thing? What's that?

男: Oh man! come on, we're going to the grocery store.

女: Why?

男: You're one of today's lucky 10,000

Alt-text: Saying 'what kind of an idiot doesn't know about the Yellowstone supervolcano' is so much more boring than telling someone about the Yellowstone supervolcano for the first time.





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