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(Gizmodo)   How much money do you need to do Scrooge McDuck's money swim? Let's do the MATHS   (gizmodo.com ) divider line
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2012-04-22 08:40:48 PM  
I was told there would be one math.
 
2012-04-22 09:10:19 PM  
top-games-review.com
 
2012-04-22 09:21:46 PM  
Might've solved a mystery, perhaps rewritten history.
 
2012-04-22 09:30:39 PM  
Yeah, Scrooge made his billions investing in subprime mortgages, but it's the average citizens of Duckburg who are left cleaning up his messes. What a hero.
 
2012-04-22 09:39:41 PM  
Well that definitely needed an answer.
 
2012-04-22 09:59:04 PM  
FTFA: Given that 1 ounce of gold is roughly $5.00

I think the maths have a problem.
 
2012-04-22 10:03:41 PM  
 
2012-04-22 10:06:29 PM  

violentsalvation: Might've solved a mystery, perhaps rewritten history.


Woohoo!
 
2012-04-22 10:09:50 PM  
Actually, 31.2 billion dollars and ten cents.
 
2012-04-22 10:14:53 PM  
Funny, I was just thinking about Scrooge McDuck earlier today and how there's a type of man that can be best described as the kind of guy who probably likes Ducktales.
 
2012-04-22 10:24:08 PM  

ArtosRC: Obligatory.


I see that, and raise you this..
 
2012-04-22 10:26:06 PM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-04-22 10:29:32 PM  

unyon: FTFA: Given that 1 ounce of gold is roughly $5.00

I think the maths have a problem.


in 1947, (when it was drawn) and no I'm not going to look that up, but that's the premise...
 
2012-04-22 10:32:17 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [top-games-review.com image 480x360]

Episode from 09/25/2011


From 10/14/2007:

img33.imageshack.us


/Family Guy, never an original joke, never as funny as the original
 
2012-04-22 10:39:49 PM  

sno man: unyon: FTFA: Given that 1 ounce of gold is roughly $5.00

I think the maths have a problem.

in 1947, (when it was drawn) and no I'm not going to look that up, but that's the premise...


That's what I thought it might be as well. I did look it up before posting, and gold was ~$35 an ounce there. That would still put the math out by a factor of 7.
 
2012-04-22 10:40:23 PM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: farkingismybusiness: [top-games-review.com image 480x360]

Episode from 09/25/2011

From 10/14/2007:

[img33.imageshack.us image 640x340]


/Family Guy, never an original joke, never as funny as the original


Really? You think I haven't had this conversation while high back in the late 90s? We have all known that you can't jump into a pile of money. The joke wasn't original in the first place and it is all about execution. I haven't even seen that family guy episode so I don't know how its execution was but that comic is really bad and I very much doubt that it was the progenitor for family guy doing a bit on diving in money like scrooge mcduck and dying.
 
2012-04-22 10:41:18 PM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: farkingismybusiness: [top-games-review.com image 480x360]

Episode from 09/25/2011

From 10/14/2007:

[img33.imageshack.us image 640x340]


/Family Guy, never an original joke, never as funny as the original


southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

You hear that, manatees? You're fired!
 
2012-04-22 10:57:29 PM  
This article has the slight problem that about half of the assumptions and calculations are flat out wrong.


1.) If you cube a number which has units of square inches you don't get cubic inches. You get (inches)^6

2.) A cubic inch of gold contains a little over 10 troy ounces not 1 ounce.

3.) The value of gold in 1947 was $34.71 per troy ounce not $5.

Among other issues.
 
2012-04-22 11:28:34 PM  
How are they determining the dimensions of the room? They're only showing one wall. What's with all the dumb "pile dome" calculations, too?

How about just figuring the room's around 20' square (if you really want to pull numbers out your butt), and 90 feet deep, and figuring out troy ounces for 36,000 cubic feet of gold?
 
2012-04-22 11:32:38 PM  
IIRC, none of the other characters in the show (DuckTails) could do the money bin swim, either. Everyone else just impacted in the surface, rubbed their heads, and wondered how he does that.
 
2012-04-22 11:35:00 PM  
Lesse... 1,728 cubic inches per cubic foot, times 10 troy ounces, times 36,000 cubic feet. That's 622,080,000 ounces.

$1642/ounce = just a hair over a trillion dollars.

I know, I'm a retard & did it all wrong. It was fun trying at least...
 
2012-04-22 11:50:27 PM  
That was utterly full of fail, even by Gizmodo standards. I could pardon them by observing that all the fail was, again per Gizmodo standards, copied verbatim from their source -- except for that embarrassing bit with the equation formatting -- but I'd like to think that even they would've done a double-take at $5.00/ounce gold.

I think I'll start emailing everybody whose contact info I can find on either site, offering to buy all the gold they're willing to sell at fifty dollars an ounce.
 
2012-04-23 12:01:41 AM  
It is an outrage that there's no DuckTales reboot in the works.
 
2012-04-23 12:19:24 AM  
For the record there was one episode where the bandits took over Scrooge's vault and also failed to swim in his money, being able to do so is Scrooge's super power.
 
2012-04-23 12:19:24 AM  
From the original link, i.e., not GIzmodo:

Matt Powers is in his early twenties-ish. He is also good at making up fake math.

Ya think?
 
2012-04-23 12:25:29 AM  
Piles? Fuggin' it's a SILO 90ft high. Just call it about 93' high and calculate the cylindrical volume.


Plus one oz gold per square in gold in piles?It's also full of non-gold monies and gems as well. You have to take those into consideration or you might as well just be jackin' it in San Fransisco.

Not geeky enough to be geeky yet too geeky to be interesting.
 
2012-04-23 12:55:30 AM  

Pawn takes the King: ArtosRC: Obligatory.

I see that, and raise you this..


How's about...Link
 
2012-04-23 01:04:34 AM  
In the DuckTales episode Liquid Assets, Fenton Crackshell (Scrooge's accountant) notes that McDuck's money bin contains 607 tillion 386 zillion 947 trillion 522 billion dollars and 36 cents.

Link

/Problem solved.
 
2012-04-23 01:10:23 AM  
 
2012-04-23 01:40:14 AM  

ZMugg: IIRC, none of the other characters in the show (DuckTails) could do the money bin swim, either.


Show? What's all this about a show?

I'll just leave this here.
 
2012-04-23 02:21:18 AM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: farkingismybusiness: [top-games-review.com image 480x360]

Episode from 09/25/2011

From 10/14/2007:

/Family Guy, never an original joke, never as funny as the original


Not to be picky, but we all knew watching the show that you can't swim in money.
 
2012-04-23 03:48:03 AM  

Ivo Shandor: ZMugg: IIRC, none of the other characters in the show (DuckTails) could do the money bin swim, either.

Show? What's all this about a show?

I'll just leave this here.


Awesome find. Walt Disney really was amazing.
 
mjg
2012-04-23 05:30:34 AM  
I'm craving Doritos now
 
2012-04-23 05:54:01 AM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: farkingismybusiness: [top-games-review.com image 480x360]

Episode from 09/25/2011

From 10/14/2007:

[img33.imageshack.us image 640x340]


/Family Guy, never an original joke, never as funny as the original


While I'll grant that the realistic consequences of diving into a pool of coins has been frequently done, the image of a broken and bleeding Peter is a funnier than a tarp covering a corpse and a bubble explaining the joke. The dialogue is entirely superfluous.

/Puff
//Puff puff
///Hmm, yes, quite.
 
2012-04-23 06:50:08 AM  

Ivo Shandor: ZMugg: IIRC, none of the other characters in the show (DuckTails) could do the money bin swim, either.

Show? What's all this about a show?

I'll just leave this here.


I grew up on the Carl Barks comics, but DuckTales got it almost exactly right except for that damned Webigal McQuack. Having Mr. Ed's Wilbur voice Unca Scrooge was genius
 
2012-04-23 06:52:58 AM  
 
2012-04-23 06:59:55 AM  
 
2012-04-23 07:26:11 AM  

karl2025: A better article

The Money Bin would therefor have a volume of 247,961,850,048,000 cubic feet, or roughly the size of three football stadiums stacked one on top of the other.


How do you stack three planes on top of each other and get volume?
 
2012-04-23 08:31:09 AM  

Niveras: Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: farkingismybusiness: [top-games-review.com image 480x360]

Episode from 09/25/2011

From 10/14/2007:

[img33.imageshack.us image 640x340]


/Family Guy, never an original joke, never as funny as the original

While I'll grant that the realistic consequences of diving into a pool of coins has been frequently done, the image of a broken and bleeding Peter is a funnier than a tarp covering a corpse and a bubble explaining the joke. The dialogue is entirely superfluous.

/Puff
//Puff puff
///Hmm, yes, quite.


"AAAAAHHHHH! IT IS A GREAT MANY SINGLE SOLID OBJECTS THAT FORM A SOLID MASS! IT'S A NOT LIQUID AT ALL!!!!!!" -Peter Griffin on jumping into a pool of money

/Is the dialog still superfluous because it's written instead of spoken?
//I like family guy but your argument is full of crap if you ever saw the episode
 
2012-04-23 08:36:38 AM  

pup.socket: karl2025: A better article

The Money Bin would therefore have a volume of 247,961,850,048,000 cubic feet, or roughly the size of three football stadiums stacked one on top of the other.

How do you stack three planes on top of each other and get volume?


Stadiums aren't planes. Football fields are, but stadiums are not. now we just need to establish the average acceptable hight of a standard stadium for the math to make sense.
 
2012-04-23 08:43:43 AM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: farkingismybusiness: [top-games-review.com image 480x360]

Episode from 09/25/2011

From 10/14/2007:

[img33.imageshack.us image 640x340]


/Family Guy, never an original joke, never as funny as the original


FYI, that cartoon you posted was just as unfunny,
 
2012-04-23 08:43:45 AM  

DerAppie: pup.socket: karl2025: A better article

The Money Bin would therefore have a volume of 247,961,850,048,000 cubic feet, or roughly the size of three football stadiums stacked one on top of the other.

How do you stack three planes on top of each other and get volume?

Stadiums aren't planes. Football fields are, but stadiums are not. now we just need to establish the average acceptable hight of a standard stadium for the math to make sense.


0.043 mWI
 
2012-04-23 09:03:22 AM  

pup.socket: karl2025: A better article

The Money Bin would therefor have a volume of 247,961,850,048,000 cubic feet, or roughly the size of three football stadiums stacked one on top of the other.

How do you stack three planes on top of each other and get volume?


A better question is why do you assume that it's a cube that's 43,560 ft in height when you've got a farking illustration next to your article measuring it out to be 100ft high. Why are you attempting to make "cubic acres" a measurement of volume immediately after discounting the "impossibidillion" as a measure of quantity.
 
2012-04-23 09:04:03 AM  

sxacho: DerAppie: pup.socket: karl2025: A better article

The Money Bin would therefore have a volume of 247,961,850,048,000 cubic feet, or roughly the size of three football stadiums stacked one on top of the other.

How do you stack three planes on top of each other and get volume?

Stadiums aren't planes. Football fields are, but stadiums are not. now we just need to establish the average acceptable hight of a standard stadium for the math to make sense.

0.043 mWI


Which would be?
 
2012-04-23 09:54:00 AM  

DerAppie: sxacho: DerAppie: pup.socket: karl2025: A better article

The Money Bin would therefore have a volume of 247,961,850,048,000 cubic feet, or roughly the size of three football stadiums stacked one on top of the other.

How do you stack three planes on top of each other and get volume?

Stadiums aren't planes. Football fields are, but stadiums are not. now we just need to establish the average acceptable hight of a standard stadium for the math to make sense.

0.043 mWI

Which would be?


Beginning with a Standard Wisconsin unit, the answer is elementary. Yay metric system.
 
2012-04-23 09:57:12 AM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: farkingismybusiness: [top-games-review.com image 480x360]

Episode from 09/25/2011

From 10/14/2007:

[img33.imageshack.us image 640x340]


/Family Guy, never an original joke, never as funny as the original


i believe that there was an episode of ducktales where an antagonist gets into the vault and jumps into the money and just smashes into it. at this point we understand that only the scrooge family has the ability to swim in the money. it also invalidates all of the jokes.

/also $5 an ounce was the price of gold at the time the story takes place.
//not that i know that is right.
 
2012-04-23 10:36:55 AM  
Carl Barks was a great storyteller.

I'll just leave this here.

/Don Rosa was pretty good too
 
2012-04-23 11:09:08 AM  
So we need to redo this for the average person, how big a pile of cash would you need to fill up a "small" swimming pool?
Assuming you buy a pool like this Link, the volume to fill would be 75% of the total volume of π r2h, where r = 100cm and h =100cm, the final volume is 3,141,592 cm3 and 75% of that is 2,356,194cm3. So if we assume that a $1 bill crumples to a volume of ~1cm3, it would take $2,356,194 to fill this pool and try to swim around in it. Now, you could swim in change, but I think that's actually going to cost more and work less well than this solution, also you could swim in any denomination you wanted.
 
2012-04-23 11:26:57 AM  

sxacho: DerAppie: sxacho: DerAppie: pup.socket: karl2025: A better article

The Money Bin would therefore have a volume of 247,961,850,048,000 cubic feet, or roughly the size of three football stadiums stacked one on top of the other.

How do you stack three planes on top of each other and get volume?

Stadiums aren't planes. Football fields are, but stadiums are not. now we just need to establish the average acceptable hight of a standard stadium for the math to make sense.

0.043 mWI

Which would be?

Beginning with a Standard Wisconsin unit, the answer is elementary. Yay metric system.


farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-04-23 12:05:06 PM  
A terrible comic: yet relevant?

Scrooge McDuck: A cautionary tale
 
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