Football season is upon us with Fall practices starting today in Aggieland, so it was naturally a great time to hold a press conference on the redevelopment of Kyle Field. Of note, Brent Zwerneman caught this little nugget:
Greg McClure of Manhattan-Vaughn Construction said three and a half million man hours will have gone into the new Kyle Field.— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) August 10, 2015
Believe it or not, that is a lot of man hours. Not to call Greg McClure sexist or anything, but it's a lot of hours regardless of if it's a man, woman, elephant, or ant hour. What a weird phrase, "man hour", like it's a different speed than other hours. Back to the topic at hand, 3.5 million hours to redevelop Kyle Field is just crazy. If you factor in the latest release from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and their cost per labor hour of $33.49, that's $117.2 million in labor costs. Yep, it was still worth every penny.
So 3.5 million hours to build. That means it would have taken one person 399 years to rebuild Kyle Field with an around the clock work schedule with absolutely no breaks whatsoever. That person would die. Not because of the 24 hours a day, nonstop work schedule, but because they wouldn't live to be 399 years old. You weren't paying attention, were you? On a normal 8 hour work day (lol normal I know right) with a traditional U.S. work calendar, it would have taken one person 1,743 years to finish. That seems way longer than 3.5 million hours.
So what else could you do in 3.5 million hours?
1. Cook 24,705,882 bowls of Ramen noodles
And yes, I factored in 5 minutes of cooling time so you don't burn the tips of your fingers off trying to move the bowl. I'm not typing with my toes over here. And yes, that would be 37,058,823 cups of water to cook that much ramen.
2. Run 1,721,311 marathons
Maybe we should clarify. That's only if you are Dennis Kimetto, and have secret robot legs that allow you to freakishly run a marathon in 2 hours and 2 minutes.
3. Watch The Pulse 719,178 times
Yep, that's watching all 16 episodes of last season's The Pulse to help get you pumped up for the 2015 season. Luckily for you, there's a nice little playlist ready to go with all 16 episodes lined up in order. I only have 719,177 times left to watch it.
4. Saw 'em off 64,024,390 times
That's for the full version. Wait, I didn't include time for the section leaders to do some kind of fancy trumpet spin thing. I should also add a few more seconds of sarcastic "oohs" and "aahs" from the hundred thousand people in attendance as well.
5. Chug down 840,000,000 Aggie ring dunks
I just threw up thinking about that. To be fair, it would be way less for the vast majority of people. This number only applies if you are an accomplished chug artist like this chick.
What else can be done in 3.5 million work hours? To help, that's 210,000,000 minutes and 12,600,000,000 seconds.