Friday, September 27, 2013

Plains Pops: Weird Stats Edition

*Some weird comparisons provide perspective. This one may not really do that. According to Google, South Dakota's 2012 population was 833,354. The 10 biggest football stadiums in the US seat 901,573. That means every man woman and child in South Dakota couldn't fill up these college stadiums'

*Speaking of Google, the search engine celebrated its 15th birthday today. The alleged Patriot Act was signed into law on October 26, 2001. It will be interesting and likely depressing to see what children who have lived their entire lives having their privacy violated will be like as 40 year old adults. Docility and the sharing of too much information will probably be epidemic diseases rather than minor annoyances.

*Unfortunately, the odds that Ron Gardenhire will get his 1,000th win as a Twins manager are smaller than the odds that he will not return as manager next season.

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