I missed by 172 days.
Tracks are laid out so that everyone COULD run the correct distance if they were running solo and understood some geometry; but then it wouldn’t be considered much of a RACE.
As it turns out, life has given an advantage to the “front runners” who can actually stay off the line/curb and complete a shorter run than advertised.
Breeds / size make a bigger difference in that ratio than do various groups of humans. Small dogs can expect twice the years of a Great Dane. "7” came up when most dogs were other than the designer breeds today.
RV? LL? LOL?
I’ll place you with my daughter. We didn’t have car seats at that time. When she and her younger brother traveled 950 miles with us for my summer graduate work, they both traveled in the back seat in their modified playpen. We used luggage to support part and they had their stuff & snacks. Jail time to do that now.
We also didn’t have seat belts or vaccines. That cost more kids each year than all the school shootings you’ll total through 2099.
Most important difference between those two body counts was the introduction of 24/7 news coverage and the political fuel it supplies.
Big whoop! Ten digit answers to three digit data.
Beech, beech,beech; I went through school pre-TV. Guess what else we didn’t have.
I’m with you. I need a full slice of bread to hold my sandwich together.
What I really hate is a deli sandwich made with a baseball size wad of meat in the center and cut to look like, “WOW”. In reality, half the bread is meatless; and I need to remake it.
I think Mallett’s on winter break.