DailyDirt: Meaty Metrics

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Analyzing baseball statistics turned into a huge field called sabermetrics. A long time ago, geeks were weird people who performed strange stunts like biting the heads off chickens. But geeks nowadays are gathering stats on just about everything, so here are just a few meaty figures to chew on. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 29th, 2012 @ 5:16pm

    the big mac index

    there are some countries that don't even sell a big mac, or have a McDs, and McDs are considered upscale restaurants in some places outside the US. seriously.

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    Pixelation, Jun 29th, 2012 @ 5:29pm

    77 million tons of meat. I wonder if anyone has calculated the volume of farts produced.

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jul 1st, 2012 @ 10:53pm


    via http://www.epa.gov/rlep/faq.html

    Globally, ruminant livestock produce about 80 million metric tons of methane annually, accounting for about 28% of global methane emissions from human-related activities. An adult cow may be a very small source by itself, emitting only 80-110 kgs of methane, but with about 100 million cattle in the U.S. and 1.2 billion large ruminants in the world, ruminants are one of the largest methane sources. In the U.S., cattle emit about 5.5 million metric tons of methane per year into the atmosphere, accounting for 20% of U.S. methane emissions.

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