A Man Lists Things Learned

Tom Whitwell put together this list of 52 things he learned in 2019. Among them…

  • Each year humanity produces 1,000 times more transistors than grains of rice and wheat combined. [source]
  • Let’s say a bank receives an average of 5.8 customers every hour and takes an average of ten minutes to serve them. With a single teller, the average wait time for a customer will be five hours. But if you add a second teller, the average wait time goes down to about three minutes. [source]
  • People who live in “harbinger zip codes” are a reliable tracker of things that fail: products, house prices, political hopefuls… [source]

See Tom’s list for more head-scratchers.