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(Some Guy)   It's National Taco Day. How will you choose to celebrate?   ( divider line
    More: Silly, National Taco Day, Americans, English Words, Tex-Mex, Guerrero, tacos  
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2013-10-04 07:18:57 AM  
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2013-10-04 01:21:10 PM  
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GDubDub: FTFA:  That's 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back or, if you prefer, could, at 775-million pounds, equal the weight of two Empire State Buildings.

I wonder how many Rhode Islands that is?

A typical taco is half of an 8-inch circle (we'll say the additional area for the stuffing makes up for the lost area from the non-ideal fold), so it has an area of about 100 square inches. 4.5 billion * 100 square inches is 112.09 square miles.

Rhode Island is 1212 square miles, so unfortunately that is only a tenth of a Rhode Island. But it is almost exactly the size of the city of Tampa, Florida (112.1 sq. mi).

Of course, you can't pack tacos perfectly. A hexagonal packing (the most efficient for circles, though not necessarily for tacos) has about a 90% efficiency, meaning the tacos would require 124 square miles of space to lay them out. That only moves Taco City in the rankings of largest cities by four spaces, half way between Lynchburg, Tennessee (129 sq. mi) and Athens, Georgia (118 sq. mi).
2013-10-04 09:50:22 AM  
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billybobtoo: I'll be buying some anti diarrhea medication, thanks very much! Hate Mexican food....prefer French if I'm going all ethnic...

French food isn't ethnic, it's just regular stuff with butter.  Lots and lots of butter.
2013-10-04 09:42:28 AM  
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By driving 850 miles to the Coshocton County Fair in Ohio. The best tacos are carny tacos.
2013-10-04 08:30:05 AM  
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By having to go buy some of the following by the end of the day.

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2013-10-04 08:22:20 AM  
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Why not kick back with some soothing Jennifer Lopez songs?
2013-10-04 07:56:34 AM  
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2013-10-04 07:33:36 AM  
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2013-10-04 07:24:31 AM  
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I would friend him on MyFace.
2013-10-04 07:20:36 AM  
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I've been preparing a speech all year.  I consider myself a cunning linguist.
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