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Old 09-23-04, 04:12 AM
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How long could you go without bathing?

Let's say you start out with $.01 on the first day of no bathing and your total doubles every day you don't bathe. And also for the sake of this hypothetical, say you have no responsibilities.

You can only wash your hands and face. You can go and do anything you want, IF you want to go out.

How long could/would you go?
Old 09-23-04, 04:17 AM
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Oh, I thought this was going to be another contest challenge. I figured that as long as I was being Master of My Domain I could also save some money on soap.

But seriously, I don't care whether I'm clean or dirty. I practise hygine only out of consideration for my friends and family. I've never felt 'icky' with myself.

If I had no responsibilities? Staring at $0.01 a day? I could wind up richer than chummy on Jeopardy.
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Probably wouldn't be worth it if it started that low. If it started at $.25, it might be more worthwhile.
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You'd be a millionaire in less than a month I think. So I'd do it for a couple months or so.

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I don't think I'd stop at a month knowing I'd continue to double my money every day.

.01 x 2^number of days. You go past trillions in less than two months.

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Originally posted by Roto
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I don't think I'd stop at a month knowing I'd continue to double my money every day.

.01 x 2^number of days
Me neither, but I wouldn't go indefinately. Eventually it would be time to stop stinking and time to start spending.
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Hmm...good point. You can order in almost anything you might need.

Alright, Trelach, I'll bite. You paying?
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They should do a Survivor show like this. Take away all your assets except your clothes and drop you in the middle of a city. You can't take money from anybody and you just have to survive long enough to start making decent money. That first week would be tough!
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I so get a cut from that show!
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No responsibilities? As long as I didn't have to live in the woods or exercise or anything, I could make billions and billions of dollars. Sit on my ass playing games all day.
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Originally posted by Roto
They should do a Survivor show like this. Take away all your assets except your clothes and drop you in the middle of a city. You can't take money from anybody and you just have to survive long enough to start making decent money. That first week would be tough!
It would take 10 days before you could even get a McDonald Value meal. I dont know anyone that could go 10 days without food or drink
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I am a clean freak...it would suck, but I'd do it.

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I'd be a stinky billionaire!
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I can easily do it for a month considering that I can wash my hands and face. I would assume that I can change to fresh clothes too? Winter is definitely the best season for a bet like this. Last time I went camping, I didn't shower, brush my teeth and shit for 3 days.
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Just drench yourself in cologne when you go out.
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It would suck not to shower everyday, but for that kind of money screw being clean.
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Originally posted by asabase
Just drench yourself in cologne when you go out.
and learn french while your at it

since I could do anything, I would go swimming everyday.

I have gone 3 days on a camping trip. but that included a dip in the river each day.
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I'd do it for about 6 months, then I'd hire people to wash me

of course I'd have to use soem powder "down there" goiing that long would have to cause some sorth of nasty rash
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Originally posted by JupiterPrime
It would take 10 days before you could even get a McDonald Value meal. I dont know anyone that could go 10 days without food or drink
Dumpster diving or whatever else you could come up with. Water would be easy to get. Public restrooms, drinking fountains.

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What constitutes bathing?
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i could go as long as it takes
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I would be "Filthy" Rich... lol... < get it?.... I crack myself up.
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Call me pig pen and give me the money.
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Does it count as bathing if it's with a significant other?
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Originally posted by RevLiver
Does it count as bathing if it's with a significant other?
Yes, it does. And even if it didn't, your right hand does not count as a significant other.

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