Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

The Freberg Data Bank: Pencils, Water and Aspirin

Stan Freberg here with more tidbits from the Freberg Data Bank, which have accumulated on my wooden desk and my Macintosh desktop. Whoops! It took so long to describe the data bank, we're outta time. Just kidding. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. Okay, first, how far can the typical No. 2 lead pencil write? Answer: 35 miles. I'm glad I write on a computer, I get a lot more miles to the page.

Next, how much food and water will the average person consume in a lifetime? 100 tons of food and 12,000 gallons of water. Yeah, I drink a lot of water--I'm on my 6000th gallon right now.

Along with the water, how much aspirin is consumed in the U.S. each year? Answer: 16,000 tons!

Hmm. They probably consume that much aspirin in the Clinton administration all by themselves, considering the mondo headaches the White House has endured the last year.

Stan Freberg here.

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