Thursday, October 09, 2014

Here’s How Much Monetary Damage
Calvin Caused

Someone conducted a study on just how much damage a kid like Calvin
can do to your home. Let's go exploring.

Matt J. Michel, editor of humorous scholarly journal Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science, has pored through every Calvin And Hobbes comic from 1985 to 1995 and estimated how much monetary damage Calvin caused. Well, that’s one way to kill time while waiting for life to shower you with meaning and happiness.

The totally crucial research finds that Calvin caused approximately $15,955.50 worth of damage during the course of Bill Watterson’s comic. Not including Watterson’s two sabbaticals in the comic’s run, this works out to $1,850.55 per year. The figure ranges from the little items (a $2 jar) to the very expensive (flooding parts of the house on five different occasions, at a cost of up to $4,798.83 per event according to Homewyse).

Here’s a helpful graph Michel made:

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Click here to read the full article (Uproxx/Gammasquad, Oct.08.14)

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