02 April 2009

Jellybeans

For those of you who have ever wanted to win that prized jar of jellybeans, you have to CHECK THIS OUT. My uber-talented friend Oliver Uberti is a Design Editor for National Geographic (a.k.a the Dream Job) and put this mind games blogpost together.

And using his prescribed method of estimation, I came within 100 jelly beans of the correct answer! Hot Diggigity Donuts! Now if I could only travel back in time to the third grade...

Also, be sure to check out Oliver's website. He gives you an insider's look at the thought processes behind the pages of National Geographic, which (if you're a dork like me) is like freakin' candy (a giant jar of jelly beans, if you will).

3 comments:

Saints and Spinners said...

I must confess that when I saw the blog post title, I thought, "Ah, he's discovered the picture-book about death called Jellybeans." Here's a link:http://www.amazon.com/Jellybeans-Sylvia-Van-Ommen/dp/1596430354

Minh Le said...

Ah, we're on the same wavelength again... I thought about trying to make a connection to that book... which i actually did post about a while back (http://bottomshelfbooks.blogspot.com/2007/05/jellybeans.html), but didn't quite figure out how to do it... maybe i'll ask my buddy Oliver if he can find a simple formula to approximate what happens to us after we die?

Saints and Spinners said...

I can't believe I missed that one! And right there in the post you have sequel ideas. Excellent.