How many words does it take?

Pythagorean Theorem: ……………………………………… 24 words.

Lord’s Prayer:……………………………………………….. . 66 words.

Archimedes’ Principle: ………………………………………67 words.

Ten Commandments: ………………………………………179 words.

Gettysburg address: ……………………………………… 286 words.

US Declaration of Independence : ………………… ..1,300 words.

US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: ……….. 7,818 words.

EU regulations on the sale of cabbages:……. ….. 26,911 words.

PUTS THINGS INTO THE PROPER PERSPECTIVE, DOESN’T IT?

1 comment for “How many words does it take?

  1. Peter Hanley
    16 January, 2012 at 10:56

    Richard

    Excellent job! Did you count all those words!

    So now we have lots of data.

    What would really finish this study off from a business point of view, is data on the utility or benefit each derived.

    I’m not saying it will be easy.

    For example, the Pythagorean Theorum helped build the Pyramids. I guess in today’s money that would be say £20 million a pyramid, and without the Theorum the impact on quality and time to build would be say equal to 3 times the original cost; say £60m per pyramid.

    Not sure how to put a value on not having the Lord’s Prayer as opposed to having it. I’m sure the exercise would be interesting.

    What are your thoughts?

    Peter

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