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January 13, 2016

America The Dumb

This guy did a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation and found that if the winner of the Powerball drawing just shared his $1.5 billion winnings with every person in the country (assumed to be 300 million, for convenience of math, I guess), each person would get $4.33 million dollars, and poverty would be eradicated, forever.

He posted this. It went viral.

His calculations were slightly off, though. By seven orders of magnitude.

The actual shared bounty for each citizen? Four buck, thirty three cent.

But whatever. It was a nice sentiment, and that's all that really matters.

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posted by Ace at 05:24 PM

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