Saturday, February 18, 2006

Thought Bubble # 97

An average man loses 9000 braincells a day. That means, as a nation we lose 9 billion braincells every day. No wonder our public memory is short.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one.... Amazing where and how you get such information from....

Stretching your point - Do you think that older have poor (relatively speaking) memory because they lose more brain cells per day?

5:59 PM  
Blogger anantha said...

i do think so. being an old man myself, i'd rather blame my brain cells for my memory problems.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If 1 man loses 9000 cells how come 1 billion people lose 9 billion cells..or is that the point????

9:23 PM  
Blogger anantha said...

good point. i am glad you asked me this. well, one must remember that new borns constitute a significant chunk of our population. and for every 100 brain cells that die there is a certain percentage of regeneration. since i am not privy to such information, i made a broad assumption and gave you a minimal ball park figure to set you thinking.

10:01 PM  
Blogger anantha said...

another point i forgot to mention is the average man in india reserves a small percentage of his brainspace for storing information on public affairs that concern him. so only a small percentage of the brain cells that perish everyday concerns public memory. try calculating by making various assumptions. it's an interesting exercise.

10:10 PM  

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