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two three SA links

Filed under: — adrian @ 8:56 pm

The Guardian compares South African cities to American cities. Jo’burg is Los Angeles, Cape Town is San Francisco, etc.

The Atlantic has a lengthy but interesting profile of new SA president Jacob Zuma. It raises the question whether he’s the next Mandala or the next Mugabe.

Update: Ryan Briggs has a cool maps (and graphs) of Africa representing how many stories the NY Times has done about each since 1981. South Africa leads the pack with 4295 but as a point of comparison there were 10905 about Canada and 10161 about Germany.

Nestea/ Coca Cola can’t do math*

Filed under: — adrian @ 4:05 pm

nestea red tea pomegranate passion fruit
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I got a free sample of Nestea’s new rooibos-based Nestea Red Tea Pomegranate Passion Fruit today while walking around Charlotte.

Notice anything wrong with the label? Calories for 8 oz (240mL, which is actually 8.11 fluid ounces): 50. Calories for twice that (16 oz, 473 mL): 110. How’s that work out? Does the bottom half of the bottom have more calories??

It can’t be attributed to rounding. Manufacturers round to the nearest 5 calorie–as demonstrated by various products in the fridge in the kitchen. 240mL is more than half and even if it was exactly half and the value for the full size was 107.5, then 8 oz would have 53.75 calories, which would round to 55 calories. Can they decide to round to the nearest 10 when other manufacturers round to the nearest 5?

*Or, they might just be cheaters.

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