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Q: Trivia ( No Answer,   23 Comments )
Subject: Trivia
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: anthony504-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 Nov 2006 03:27 PST
Expires: 17 Dec 2006 03:27 PST
Question ID: 783521
Every day, around the world people throw away an estimated $35 milion in what?

Clarification of Question by anthony504-ga on 18 Nov 2006 07:35 PST
Well, I actually do not know the true answer, YET.... I will find out
on the 20th so if any of you were right, Ill let you all know who was
right if anyone.... These are the type questions my college professor
asks us weekly to get us interested in what ever it is he is teaching
us... I'm not real sure what that is yet... It was supposed to be
Psych2 when I signed up for the class... AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR
GUESSES if the one I choose (newspapers) is right Ill get some very
much needed extra credit in the class.

Clarification of Question by anthony504-ga on 22 Nov 2006 23:26 PST
The Answer is MONEY!!!

I guess the easy answers are overlooked! 

Thank you all anyway though!! I get these every few days. 

I may start asking them all!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Trivia
From: rainbow-ga on 17 Nov 2006 04:12 PST
I'd say trash.
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: fishyfinger-ga on 17 Nov 2006 04:26 PST
Toilet Paper?
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: probonopublico-ga on 17 Nov 2006 04:41 PST
Newspapers - which are mainly Trash and often finish up as Toilet
Paper (but, before anyone jumps to conclusions, not in my house).
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: redhoss-ga on 17 Nov 2006 05:16 PST
O.J. Simpson books.
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: steph53-ga on 17 Nov 2006 06:03 PST
Bottles and cans that can be returned for deposits and recycled.

Newspaper for toilet paper, Bryan? OUCH!!!

Subject: Re: Trivia
From: stressedmum-ga on 17 Nov 2006 06:33 PST
Ummmm, business cards!
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: knowitall22-ga on 17 Nov 2006 06:39 PST
Cash, in the form of small change
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: terminer-ga on 17 Nov 2006 06:54 PST
Trivia books?
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: tutuzdad-ga on 17 Nov 2006 07:26 PST
My guess is "postage stamps"

Subject: Re: Trivia
From: barneca-ga on 17 Nov 2006 08:11 PST
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: richardmtl-ga on 17 Nov 2006 09:01 PST
Hmmm..  after extensive searching, I think that the only possible
answer to this question is..... GA hats and t-shirts!

Thank you, thank you.. :)
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: markvmd-ga on 17 Nov 2006 09:19 PST
Is that US dollars, or Canadian? 'Cuz if it's Canadian, $35 million is
like, what, five bob?
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: nkamom-ga on 17 Nov 2006 10:42 PST
Hours browsing Google Answers?
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: knowitall22-ga on 17 Nov 2006 11:44 PST
Congratulations anthony504...any question with 10 comments or more is a good one.
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: denco-ga on 17 Nov 2006 11:45 PST
Anchovies from the top of pizzas?
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: denco-ga on 17 Nov 2006 11:48 PST
Sticky notes?
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: denco-ga on 17 Nov 2006 11:51 PST
Disposable diapers?
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: pafalafa-ga on 17 Nov 2006 12:00 PST
Coins in fountains and wishing wells.
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: frankcorrao-ga on 17 Nov 2006 13:38 PST
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: cynthia-ga on 17 Nov 2006 18:39 PST
I agree with barneca, my bet is on FOOD.
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: denco-ga on 17 Nov 2006 23:42 PST
Can't be food.  At the prices they charge, Los Angeles restaurants on their
own throw away $35 million worth of food each day.
Subject: Re: Trivia
From: barneca-ga on 18 Nov 2006 06:48 PST
upon reflection, although i think denco overstates things a bit, he
has a good point.  $35 million is only $0.12 per person in just the
us.  i'm sure americans throw away at least an order of magnitude more
food than that each day, so $35 million would be way too small for the
whole world.

$35 million is actually a pretty small number spread out over the us,
and pretty much negligible (half a penny, or 1% of the income of
someone making $15/month) when spread out over the whole world.

sorry to lead you astray, cynthia.  fyi, it's usually safer to assume
the opposite of whatever i guess in cases like this...

so how does this work, anthony504?  do you know the answer and will
tell us when someone guesses right?  or are we pretty much doomed to
never know the correct answer?

Subject: Re: Trivia
From: probonopublico-ga on 23 Nov 2006 02:28 PST

How bizarre - I would like to see your professor's calculations.

Or maybe he has a Chair of Slapstick Comedy?

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