Feeds

Entire Reg readership would fill 205 Olympic-sized swimming pools

Laid head-to-toe, they'd also stretch 13,013km

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Last week, we announced that according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, a record 7,326,907 unique users visited El Reg in November 2012.

An Olympic-sized swimming poolImpressive stuff, which prompted one reader to ask: "Is it just me, or does anyone else want to know how many Olympic-size swimming pools that number of visitors would fill?"

An excellent question, and using the power of our mighty online standards converter, and an average reader volume of 0.07m³ (equivalent to a weight of 70kg, so we're being kind to pizza-engorged sysadmins here), we were able to calculate that packed very tightly together, the Vulture Central readership would occupy 512,883m³.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is no less than 204.92 Olympic-sized swimming pools. To get an idea of how many pools that is, click on the pic above and prepare to be amazed.

But there's more. Laid head-to-toe, 7,326,907 people with an average height of 1.776m* would stretch 92,947,43 linguine, 1,411,496 double-decker buses or 94,100 brontosauruses.

To put that in perspective, the 13,013km chain would encompass one third of the Earth's equator, or connect Chelyabinsk, Russia with Melbourne, Australia, or Jokkmokk in northern Sweden with Buenos Aires.

Two Earth hemispheres showing lines between Chelyabinsk, Russia and Melbourne, Australia, and Jokkmokk in northern Sweden to Buenos Aires

Alternatively, imagine a vertical column of readers extending 39 times the International Space Station's average orbital height, or, if you prefer, to an altitude equivalent to a stack of 6,447,678,160 US one-dollar coins.

For fans of hardcore alternative standards, we also ran a few numbers to determine the total liquid waste output of 7,326,907 people. Based on an individual urine production of 1.5l per reader per day, we get a daily yield of 10,990m³, which means that every single minute, your combined bladders are outputting 7.63m³ - an impressive 1.66 African elephants.

Finally, we're sure you'd like to know if you're worth your weight in gold. Well, 512,883,490kg of Goldfinger's favourite metal tipped the scales at $54,289.75 per kg yesterday, so the current value of our readership is $27,844,316,451,227, give or take the odd 50 cents.

Here's what roughly 2.2 of you looked like when the market closed on Monday, when we could have sold you for $3,800,282 a pop:

Roughly 150kg of gold

If you'd like more weights and measures tomfoolery, check out our Register Standards vid, presented by Vulture boffin Lucy Sherriff:

Watch Video

®

Bootnote

*That's the average for an English person, or all North Americans, regardless of ethnic origin, we're reliably informed.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Ex-Soviet engines fingered after Antares ROCKET launch BLAST
Speculation rife, but Orbital claims it's too early to tell
Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home
Almost 20 BEEELION kilometres from Sol
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff
Er, we think our ISS launch beats your fishing expedition
NASA: Spacecraft crash site FOUND ON MOON RIM
'What fun!' exlaims NASA boffin who found the LADEE
BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army
Railguns for 'Future fighting vehicle'
OK Google, do I have CANCER?
Company talks up pill that would spot developing tumors
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.