brandon_scott (brandon_scott) wrote,
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Yes, I'm that bored in class...

DVD cases are larger than they need to be. DVDs could come in CD Jewel cases. So, I calculated the volume wasted by the extra room in todays DVD cases. Here is what I found:

From 1998 to 2006 there were ~21,565,900,000 (1) DVDs shipped out in North America. Based on the difference in volume between the two kinds of cases this equals ~888,000,000gal of wasted space. This is equivalent to ~1370 Olympic swimming pools!

See what happens when I get board.

References
1. http://www.dvdinformation.com/industryData/index.cfm
accessed 02/04/2008

I have no idea how accurate this information is.

[EDIT_21:54]
Since I'm in such a mathy mood. Here's some more random math for you.

Exxon Mobil reported Friday that it beat its own record for the highest profits ever recorded by any company, $40.6 billion. That means Exxon made more than $1,287 of profit for every second of 2007.
Source: New York Times

 
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