A hundred and ninety-seven miles into the current tank of gas on the way in to work today, my car’s odometer changed over from 199,999 to
I watched it. It’s a digital odometer, so it wasn’t quite as impressive as the old ones where you could watch the actual numbers turning on their little black and white wheels, but still. Two hundred thousand. The last time my odometer had a fun number, 188,888, back in mid-August last year, I noted that if each mile were an ounce, it would weigh the same as a large male Asian elephant. If that theoretical elephant’s weight was still attached to my odometer, he’d have gained nearly 700 pounds.
Plus, if every mile were a square kilometer, it would be almost the size of Nebraska. I know, what does Nebraska have to do with anything? I did tell you this was a random factoids post… 🙂
Also, while we’re going with Random: this song is currently making me tap my feet and grin, thanks to Pandora. 🙂 (Couldn’t find it on YouTube, sorry.) I do like upbeat Celtic instrumental music.
That’s enough factoids for now, I think. 200,000 feels like such a milestone I just wanted to share. I told my car that I should take him in for a spa treatment or a car wash or something to celebrate…