January 28, 2022

How long is a year?

How to find out how long a year is on Earth by only analyzing text? This approach is lifted straight from an excellent and very inspiring talk by Peter Norvig.

1) Go to www.google.com/trends/
2) Type in the word "Icecream"
3) Measure the distance between the peaks (turns out that the average is exactly the length of a year)

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