Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dishwasher Insight

I've never tried a dishwasher. We have one sitting idle in our kitchen that we currently use as additional storage. Finally, last week I got curious enough to figure it out and started searching for an instruction manual. I turned to google for help after completing my offline search (that's the kitchen and cupboards). As I was typing the words "instruction manual for..", Google gave me some auto complete options - ipad, ipad2 and life. "Very interesting" I told myself "people actually search for an instruction manual for life?"

Assuming you wanted an instruction manual for life, where would you logically go ? Google ? How about your Grandmother? - They have lived long enough to reflect on life and figure things out. Again assuming they are alive and you are still in talking terms with them you get some tips from there. Both my Grans passed many years back, so I decided to settle for the second best option, the good old Google.

As usual, she didn't disappoint me. The search fetched me an impressive 23,500,000 results in 0.16 seconds. Without going in to too much detail, let us take a moment to marvel at the enormity of this information. If this were to be printed out as a book it would be twice the height of burj khalifa which is currently tallest tower in the world. If you were attempting to read only the highlights, say a million pages, it would take you about 192 years assuming you find time (not to mention live that long) to cover 100 pages a week.

At this stage I am tempted to give up and live a life without instruction manual – intense reading hasn’t killed anyone that I know, but why take a chance…


  1. Nice funny stats...
    Just random numbers or is there any factual basis behind it?? :)

  2. Thank you Rahul .. this is where I got the numbers from


    (I've made some allowance for regular pages as opposed to news print :)

  3. hehe.. enjoyed reading it.. :)

  4. Thank you Eva !! glad you liked it ...

    P.S. - love your blog !! Pls put something for baby girl. You make stitching sound so much fun.

  5. Sure.. Actually i am working on baby girl pluffy hair ties should be up this week... :) I have a 3 year old niece who will be coming to meet me so working on something that i can gift her.. <3


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