25,000+ Editor B December 29th, 2010 4 In addition to Xy’s birthday, we’re also celebrating Persephone’s 25,000th hour of life today; but how to explain this number to a toddler?

Garvey December 29th, 2010 at 12:39 pm What is the significance of 25,000 hours? Just a cool number, in our Western society?

Editor B December 29th, 2010 at 12:45 pm Yes, just a nice round big number in Base 10. Not quite as striking as a thousand days, though.

Jon Konrath December 29th, 2010 at 3:17 pm A cubic foot of pennies (12x12x12″) is 49,152 pennies, which is 307.2 pounds. So 25,000 pennies is about 150 pounds of pennies.

martin m December 29th, 2010 at 4:34 pm 25,000 miles is roughly the earth’s circumference at the equator so there’s that

## Garvey

What is the significance of 25,000 hours? Just a cool number, in our Western society?

## Editor B

Yes, just a nice round big number in Base 10. Not quite as striking as a thousand days, though.

## Jon Konrath

A cubic foot of pennies (12x12x12″) is 49,152 pennies, which is 307.2 pounds. So 25,000 pennies is about 150 pounds of pennies.

## martin m

25,000 miles is roughly the earth’s circumference at the equator so there’s that