Roger Bohn

Dec. 18, 2009

Our Daily Diet of Data

How much data does the average American consume in an ordinary day? 34 gigabytes of data and 100,500 words, according to a recent study.

data, information, gigabytes

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

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