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Smarties Not So Smart

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According to the Smarties (Canadian, not U.S.) package, “Canadians eat enough Smarties each year to circle the Earth 350 times.” That got a 6th grade math teacher in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada thinking and she had her class do some math.

Then they took the size of a single Smartie and worked out how many it would take to form a 40,000-kilometre necklace around the planet. To make the company’s claim true, each Smartie would have to be bigger. “Three and a half metres,” (about 11.5 feet) says student Kaylie Rankin. “It’s about the size of our chalkboard. I don’t know if I’d be able to eat it.”
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After writing three letters to Nestle, the company has agreed to change the packaging next year.


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3 Responses to “Smarties Not So Smart”

  1. 1
    someone says:

    I hate smarties they’re freaking nasty

  2. 2
    me says:

    I ♥ smarties… smarties = my life.

  3. 3
    kamii says:

    i love smarties my fave ones are the blue and orange ones yum

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