# Percents

And thus follows my official list of percents:

• Chance that you will read through this entire post: 22%
• Chance a fair coin will land on a particular side (but for the sake of political correctness, I cannot specify which one): 50%
• Chance that a random percent between 0% and 100% is less than 67.284%: 67.284%
• Percent that corresponds to “100%” as used in everyday speech: 70%
• Percent that corresponds to “110%” as used in everyday speech: 60%
• Percent that corresponds to “100%” as used by computer scientists when estimating the chance that their program will work correctly on the first try: 3%
• The percentage of lies that are statistics: 94%
• The chance that this particular percent is correct: 64%
• The percentage of total views of this blog that came from a single post: 57.2%
• Chance of drawing a royal flush: 0.000154%
• Suppose 2 individuals were each told to pick an arbitrary grain of sand in any beach on Earth. Chance that the two picked the exact same grain of sand: ~0.00000000000000001%
• Chance that a randomly chosen number on the number line is rational: 0%
• Percent mass of the solar system that is taken up by the Sun: 99.86%
• Chance that a long-count cycle of the Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/12: 99%
• Chance the world will end on 12/21/12: 0.00000001%
• Chance that there will be a mass panic on 12/21/12: 2%
• Difference between .999999999999… and 1: 0%
• Chance that we are actually living in a simulated reality, according to this paper: ~100%
• Percent of people who are in the top 10%: 10%
• Percent of posts I write that contain self-reference, such as this one: 32%
• Chance that some percentage is repeated in this list: 100%
• Percent of your brain that you use, according to a popular but nonetheless made-up fact on the Internet: 10%
• Percent of your brain that you actually use: ~100%
• Chance that a randomly chosen word contains the letter “e”: 13%
• Chance that this entire list is useless: 99.59%
• Percent of the percent-sign (%) that I can draw in 0.2 seconds: 33%
• The percent of KNOWLEDGE that human beings currently understand, assuming knowledge is infinite: 0%
• How much I care about politics: 0.1%
• 1 + 1: 200%
• Chance that 42 is your favorite number: 42%
• Chance that something which works in theory will work in practice: 1%
• Chance that something which works in practice will work in theory: 1%
• Chance that there will be a spam comment, which will be caught immediately by WordPress’s magical anti-spam system: 97%
• Chance that there is something ironic in this post: 97%
• Difference between a “slim chance” and a “fat chance”: 0%
• Chance that a randomly chosen integer in the neighborhood of 1 trillion is a prime number: ~3.62%
• Chance that the previous result invoked the prime number theorem: 100%
• Percent of readers who actually clicked the link in the previous bullet: 17%
• Inflation rate of the United States in March 2012: 2.7%
• Inflation rate of the United States in January 1922: -11.1%
• Inflation rate of Hungary in July 1946: 41,900,000,000,000,000%
• Inflation of volume of the Universe, according to the conventional Big Bang Model, in an extremely tiny fraction of a second: 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000%
• Percent of people who scrolled through this article, but then stopped for a while to look at what the above commotion of 80 zeros in a row meant: 88%
• Freshness rating of The Titanic (1997): 87.7%
• Size of the model of the ship used for the film, compared to the size of the actual RMS Titanic (comparing length): 87.5%
• Chance that some boredom has caused me to compose this list of percentages: 93%
• Percent of people who want this list to end soon: 95%
• Top speed of a cheetah compared to the top speed of the fastest human: 321%
• Speed of sound in standard atmospheric conditions compared to the top speed of a cheetah: 1000%
• Speed of light in a vacuum compared to the speed of sound in standard atmospheric conditions: 87,350,000%
• Strength of the electromagnetic force compared to the strength of the gravitational force: 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000%
• Percent of people who are puzzled by the number above: 100%
• Percent of physics that can be explained by assuming all particles are made of tiny spherical monkeys, who are of course typing furiously on tiny typewriters: 100%
• Chance that we will find the Higgs boson by the end of the year: 33%
• Chance that we will find evidence of extraterrestrial life, by the end of the 21st century: 50%
• The width of a dollar bill to its length: 42.6%
• A percentage of great important to statistics: 95%
• The amount of sense that the next 3 bullets make, when looked at together: 30%
• Nitrogen composition of Venus’s atmosphere: 3.5%
• Nitrogen composition of Earth’s atmosphere: 78%
• Amount of nitrogen in Venus’s atmosphere compared to the amount of nitrogen in Earth’s atmosphere: 404%
• Percent of people who instantly realized what is going on above: 10%
• Chance that a random fact on the Internet is correct: 13%
• Chance that someone is, at this moment, wrong on the Internet: 100%
• 1/0: ∞%
• -1/0: -∞%
• The ability to destroy a planet, next to the power of the Force: 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001%
• The power level of a certain character: over 900,000%
• The absolute temperature (Kelvin) of Hell compared to the absolute temperature of Heaven, according to the Applied Optics journal: at most 89.975% (yes, this means Hell is cooler than Heaven, and thus Heaven is hotter than Hell)
• Percent of Americans who aren’t entitled to their own opinion: 38%
• Percent of Americans that believe the above statement: 87%
• Percent of all money that is wasted: 93.2%
• Percent of facts in this list that were made up: 32.5%
• Chance that the writer has to attend some completely useless meeting in the next half-hour, and therefore must end the list: 110%

## 6 thoughts on “Percents”

1. Jason says:

The only reason I read the entire list is because of the first percent. Ha!

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1. Yep, I remember you made a comment way back about percentages. Happy birthday!

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2. Samie says:

read the entire thing to spite your possibly incorrect percentages, or at least to change them. 😛

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3. jonathan says:

this is awesome

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4. Chris says:

I notice a distinct lack of 32.333…%

❤ Nargy.

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1. How did I forget Leeroy Jenkins?! I knew I was missing something.

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