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    Thumbs down How many ears does the average human have?

    In order to search this forum today I was asked "How many ears does the average human have?". After a few attempts it transpires that the answer was actually two!

    Now, correct me if I'm wrong (as I'm sure somebody will!) but the average human has slightly less than two ears. Even if we just consider the painter Van Gogh then his slight mishap with his ear will mean that the average human will have 1.9999999999999999... ears! That is of course, unless there is a human with 3 ears for every human with 1 ear and so forth.

    Shouldn't the question read "How many ears do most humans have?"

    Am I being pedantic?

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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    I don't think anyone with one or three ears is an average human.

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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    Quote Originally Posted by gareththered View Post
    In order to search this forum today I was asked "How many ears does the average human have?". After a few attempts it transpires that the answer was actually two!

    Now, correct me if I'm wrong (as I'm sure somebody will!) but the average human has slightly less than two ears. Even if we just consider the painter Van Gogh then his slight mishap with his ear will mean that the average human will have 1.9999999999999999... ears! That is of course, unless there is a human with 3 ears for every human with 1 ear and so forth.

    Shouldn't the question read "How many ears do most humans have?"

    Am I being pedantic?
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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    Yes, but that's ok

    The "average human", to me, implies a human of average configuration. If they had said "what is the average number of ears per human", then that would probably be a bit imprecise, unless you were to get an accurate count of humans, and their ears, (taking into account persons with partial ears") then calculate an average By which time you probably would be too old
    to remember what you were searching the forum for!

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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    last time i checked ive got 2 ears. lol
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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    According to R. Stallman, PEDANTICS matter.
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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    1.9999999999999999
    False, more precisely :

    1.9999999999999999999999999999999999, seems more correct to me

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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    Don't know how much it'd drag the average up, but Captain Kirk has three ears. A left ear, a right ear and a final frontier.

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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Don't know how much it'd drag the average up, but Captain Kirk has three ears. A left ear, a right ear and a final frontier.
    oh man... thats the LAMEST joke i've ever heard!

    (so why am i laughing?)

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    Re: How many ears does the average human have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Angeles View Post
    oh man... thats the LAMEST joke i've ever heard!

    (so why am i laughing?)
    lame is often painfully funny.....i'm giggling too

    so does that mean the average mouse has approximately 2.000000000000000000000000000000000001 ears (remember the mouse with a human ear on its back?
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