Abolish pork barrel now (despite my misgivings that some pork barrel does actually end up with admirable causes/uses, the evil side of the equation needs to be stamped out for good). Just keep eating your lechon, crispy pata, barbecue, nilaga, bacon like you always used to… :)
Our latest custom-designed pork roasting inferno was begging for a name, so we christened her “_ _ _ _ _” Hahaha. Please, no guesses in the comments section below, I don’t want to malign anyone.
Here is some ridiculous off-the-top-of-Marketman’s head trivia:
How much money fits in a bathtub?
The size of the tub matters. But if you have a smallish one, say 24x60x18 inches, that would equal 25,920 cubic inches of space. A brick (ten bundles of 100 bills, hence 1000 bills total) of brand new bills at 6.5×2.5×4 inches equals just 65 cubic inches of space. But a brick with old fluffy bills of PHP1,000 denominations each might take up as much as 100 cubic inches. So if you are only talking brand new PHP1,000 bills, the said bathtub could theoretically hold a whopping 398.8 million pesos! Assuming some of the bills were oldish, and some of them might have been PHP500 denominations, and there was lots of space in-between bundles and bricks or even shopping or duffle bags in the equation, then a bathtub could, in theory store anywhere between PHP200-398 million in cash. A California King sized bed could in theory hold at least double or triple that, if stacked neatly like a chunky pyramid and it had good springs. Seriously. :)
How much milk do you need for a reasonable bath in the same said bathtub (assuming it is just 60% full of liquid, and the occupant takes up say another 20-25% of the space, leaving a head room of say 15%?
If the space you need to fill is 15,552 cubic inches (25,920 x 60%), and a liter of milk is equivalent to 61 cubic inches, then you would need 255 liters of milk to take a milk bath. A dermatologist friend recently told me that milk baths would indeed be good for the skin, if you could afford the luxury. At say PHP60 a liter for UHT long-life milk, that would cost an estimated PHP15,300 per bath! But how tacky naman, no, if you use UHT brick milk. If you were going to splurge, wouldn’t you at least get fresh carabao’s milk, or perhaps the fresh milk in cartons that isn’t UHT processed? That might double the cost of the bath to say PHP30,000 per use. And I don’t suppose more than one person would use the bath (eeew!), not to mention recycling it as say cat drinks or inputs for your leche flan… :)
How heavy is a bag filled with say PHP25 million in cash (assuming PHP1,000 bills)?
Again assuming crisp new bills, each bill weighs in at 1 gram (I checked on my kitchen digital scale for a bundle of 100 100-peso bills) so a bundle is 100 grams and a brick of 1,000 bills is roughly 1 kilogram, more or less, depending on paper band widths used to bunch them together. If the bills are old, dirty, moist, icky, I suspect the maximum weight would be say 1.2 kilograms. So a bag filled with PHP25 million in new PHP1,000 bills would weigh roughly 25 kilos, plus bag/bayong/leather carrying case. Or a maximum of say 28 kilos, or 60 pounds, just between the weight of an economy class maleta (50 pounds) and a first class maleta (70 pounds) to the U.S. If the bills were in PHP500 denominations, double the weight.