Video Of The Week - Your Life In Jellybeans

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You may have often heard your parents say 'life is short' - But to most of you the average American lifespan of 79 years or 28,835 days probably feels like an eternity. However, break it down into the chunks of time you spend doing mundane things like eating, drinking, sleeping or working and you will realize that as usual, they are right!

To make it easy to visualize, ZeFrank, who is known for his thought-provoking YouTube videos took data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and used it to create a fascinating one with 28,835 jellybeans representing each day of an average American's life. He started by removing 5,475 beans or 15 years - the time it takes to get to adulthood.

Then began the fun part of removing chunks of beans that adults spend on various day-to-day activities - 8,477 sleeping, 1,635 eating (includes buying and preparing food), 3,202 working, 1099 commuting . . . and the list goes on. By the time he is done, there are about 3,000 or 8 years worth of beans left - the number of days that most us have to make a difference! Suddenly 79 does not seem like a big number does it? So stop procrastinating and start living - Life is really short and . . . sweet!

Resource: telegraph.co.uk, huffingtonpost.com

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329 Comments
  • brawlstarschamp
    brawlstarschampMonday, April 29, 2019 at 10:06 pm
    Interesting
    • datboininja
      datboininjaFriday, March 22, 2019 at 8:35 am
      This guy sounds so depressed.
      • shakirasbacupThursday, February 21, 2019 at 9:42 am
        if there are jelly beans why cant their be penut butter beans?
        • felineactivist
          felineactivistTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:18 am
          This is sad, human beans
          • Bob the guyTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:20 am
            Only 30,000 days? I feel like an insect.
            • JacksonFriday, February 9, 2018 at 5:38 pm
              Sup
              • Love BookMonday, September 4, 2017 at 3:43 am
                Aww... is this supposed to be sad? though we have to know
                • thankfultip3465
                  thankfultip3465Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 10:59 am
                  that's cool
                  • coolWednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:23 am
                    is this supposed to be sad?
                    • aguillin000
                      aguillin000Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8:34 am
                      that is alot of jelly beans i cant spend all my life eating those nasty things because i cant even eat those things there to nasty to eat.