Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Countdown Box Experiment--Day 4

Today we barely finished our activity before calling it a day! The question today had to do with "The 12 Days of Christmas" song. If you received every gift given during the 12 days, how many gifts would be under your tree?

I was surprised to find the answer in a list of Christmas trivia: 364! After Michael spent some time trying to figure out the answer (which you get by adding 1+ (1+2)+ (1+2+3) and so on), Bob went to an online site which has been keeping track of the actual cost of these gifts and services for almost 25 years. This year's cost for the 12 gifts would be $86,000. Makes whatever's on your list this year seem affordable, huh!

Good night!

2 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Unless you are a Real Housewife of Atlanta : ). Then 84,000 doesn't sound like that much, does it : )?

robinrane said...

I love that question! Who knew!!!