Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fun with numbers...

So McDonald's is back promoting their notoriously terrible "Monopoly" game because people continue to fall for the hope of easy money while ingesting their weeks worth of sodium.

Thankfully, someone has gone through and crunched the numbers to show everyone how ridiculous the odds are on this game. Over at Eat with a Spork they've created a calculator to show you the number of Big Mac's you'd have to purchase in order to guarantee that you'd win the prize of your choice.

Let's say you want to win a $10 Walmart gift card. That seems like a reasonable goal, right?

You'd have to buy 3,323 Big Macs to guarantee a winning ticket of $10!

Along the way you will have ingested 1,794,420 calories. Inhaled 96,367 grams of fat and 3,455,920 milligrams of sodium.

And you probably tacked on 512.69 pounds.

Finally, because you are financial wizard, you spent $12,394.79 trying to win a $10 prize.

It's really funny to start looking at the higher value prizes. If you want a $500 Walmart card you'd have to eat over 108,000 Big Macs costing over $400,000.

Cheers!

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