So the Scots are doing deep fried butter now.
Nutritionists said its estimated calorie content was 1,450 – enough to keep an adult alive in the Arctic for a week.
Jesus fucking christ, can we not get a few of these arts graduates to understand some basic numbers?
Not asking for any arithmetic or anything, certainly not calculus. Just a general understanding of what certain numbers are likely to be?
You know, like the arts graduates ikeep snarling at the rest of us about simple things like a sentence must contain a verb, it\’s and its are different, that sort of level of thing?
Just numbers that any educated adult should have a rough idea of. UK GDP is around £1.4, £1.5 trillion, EU £15 trillion, there\’s 60 odd million people in the country, the Earth\’s 25,000 miles (ish) around in the middle, the Sun\’s 90 to 100 million miles away……not trying to say that people have to be accurate, just aware of the rough numbers.
And that 1,450 calories won\’t keep an adult alive in the Arctic for a week. Actually, it\’s a little less than three Big Macs and also a little under 3/4 of the daily calorie requirement for a sedentary male in the UK.
Or somewhere between 1/3 and 1/4 of what you\’d try to feed someone running around the Arctic.
I know, I know, it\’s a hopeless task, asking the arts grads to find someone who can do sums but can they at least try to find people who are vaguely numerate?