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I estimate my radiation dose for my day as ...

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Zero bananas equivalent
  2295 votes / 8%
Between 0 and 3 bananas equivalent
  8548 votes / 31%
Between 3 and 6 bananas equivalent
  2997 votes / 10%
Between 6 and 12 bananas equivalent
  1465 votes / 5%
A whole bunch!
  3852 votes / 14%
You are ignoring my preferred way to measure radiation.
  8241 votes / 30%
27398 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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I estimate my radiation dose for my day as ...

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  • by skine (1524819) on Friday March 25, 2011 @01:51AM (#35608402)

    Somehow, we've found a poll with worse numbering than the one that assumed most people were born within 20 miles of their current home. []

    At least it was possible for someone to live within 20 miles of home. Here, though, the only option that's possible to select is the last. That is, unless a "bunch" is defined as "all of the bananas found in a typical large grocery store."

  • by FrangoAssado (561740) on Friday March 25, 2011 @03:26PM (#35615404)

    That may be true for an uneaten banana, but once you eat it you put that radiation inside your body where it does far more harm [...]

    That's completely false. As explained in Wikipedia [],

    According to Bowes and Church's nutrition guide, the dose equivalent of eating a banana is about 0.01 mrem (or 0.1 Sv). [my emphasis]

    So, just standing near a banana has no real measurable effect on your health, you have to eat it to get the 0.01 mrem. Furthermore, it also says:

    When you eat a banana, your body's level of Potassium-40 doesn't increase. You just get rid of some excess Potassium-40. The net dose of a banana is zero.

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