Rap sheet a mile long

When you say someone has a rap sheet a mile long, do you even know what that would mean if it was true?

“He has a rap sheet a mile long!”

“Did you know that if you tape together the pages of my bible it won’t even be 200 meters?”

“Would that be short edge to short edge or long edge to long edge?”

“Short edge to short edge, of course… we wouldn’t want the bible to come up short, would we?”

“But it’s okay to compare it to a rap sheet?”

Now, on the other hand. If we were to type the names of the ca 15 million people that died in Nazi concentration camps due to the decisions of Adolf Hitler on A4 papers, a name per row, forty rows per page. Taping them together the same way would make a “rap sheet” over 100 kilometers long! That’s over 60 miles!

And these are just the names. No room to describe all the crimes committed…

So, in conclusion, a rap sheet a mile long could be equivalent to a “mini Holocaust” with “only” 250 000 victims…


Image: By Infrogmation of New Orleans, CC BY 2.0, Link 1, 2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.