Books by David Blatner
NPR stories about David Blatner
Usain Bolt is the fastest human on Earth, but the average sneeze is more than three times faster. And everyone knows that snails are sluggish, but how do they compare to the speed of a growing fingernail?
Scientists have estimated the answer to this age-old question. However, the vastness of these big, big numbers can be limited by our human perspective.
An old fable tells the story of a naive king, duped by a clever craftsman. But perhaps the king used his own math savvy to outcon the con man.