Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jazz up your numbers

Yeah, you know if it's about numbers, it's Joan.

Check out next time you're writing a story with measurements or sizes in it.

5,000 tons of recycling collected in a certain local township? Guess what? That's 28 blue whales' worth of recycling.

Someone has driven 8,000 miles on a countrywide trek? That's 29 Grand Canyons long.

One tip - leave out the comma when you type in your number and unit of measurement. Have fun with this... comment and let me know how you put this to use!