Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Fermi Problem: Eating the Iron Skillet

I was watching Wheel of Fortune the other night (big money!) and saw this public service announcement from Vanna White:

And thus, a Fermi problem was born.

Let's assume you eat all of your meals after they were freshly prepared in an iron skillet (hello, scrambled eggs!!!). Each meal, you would eat a little bit of your skillet. How long will it take before you've consumed your entire skillet and you'll have to trudge down to the store to buy a new one? (More scrambled eggs, yay!)

Years? Centuries? Eons? Go, Fermi, go! Check back Monday for our answer.

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