Friday, February 13, 2009
Hamburger is a General Contractor, which means he works with some colorful characters. Today, one of the tile guys showed up at the job site all excited because he had just figured out something that had evidently been bugging him for 20 years:
How many joints are smoked in Bob Marley's song "Smoke Two Joints?"
I'm serious here. He figured it out to be 18 joints. (Two in the am, two in the afternoon, two in the pm, plus the two he smokes both before and after he smokes two.)
After I finished laughing hysterically at Hamburger's story, I just had to do a little Google research to see if his math skills were at all hindered by his obvious extracurricular activities. I found this post (at a surfing website, of course), which also factors in the two in time of peace and war, plus the two before and after, for a grand total of 24. He also has an excellent point about infinite progression, but I'm not going there.
However, there's also a line about smoking in the car, and when playing a video game, so my final answer is 36.
And this just goes to show, math can be relevant to your daily life.