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Complicated

February 14, 2007 by Tim


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A brief glance at Tim's thought process
A brief glance at Tim's thought process
4 years ago

“I try to out out the fire with water, but the water is made out of paper!”

MidnightDStroyer
MidnightDStroyer
3 years ago

How many whole trees do you have to cut down to get one bucket full of paper? Not to mention the resources you need to repair the axe you used to cut down the trees?

Samantha
Samantha
2 years ago

There are about 16 cups in a average 5 gallon bucket. Considering paper is basically just pulped wood, and you’re probably shredding it for an easy burn… HowStuffWorks says 500 pages from a single tree. Which would probably fill the bucket if you crumpled it just so, so yeah just one. As someone who lives in the country, it’s easier than you think to cut down a tree (hint, you use a saw not an axe unless your hand is used to bashing stuff apart). You typically don’t have to repair anything unless you’ve done it wrong. Now, getting a… Read more »

Samantha
Samantha
2 years ago
Reply to  Samantha

Whoops I read that wrong. 80,500 sheets. Pretty sure even a small tree would fill a bucket.

ACK!
ACK!
5 months ago
Reply to  Samantha

2 cups in a pint X 2 pints in a quart times 4 quarts in a gallon x 5 = 80 cups in 5 gallons