• Question: drew... ... ur awsome!!!!!!!!!!!! but how many elephants does it take to fill the suface area of the moon? :D

    Asked by mightymeaty to Drew on 17 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hi Mighty Meaty. That’s for the praise, but if you’re trying to flatter me into calculating … oh, all right, but this better be worth your vote every day for the next week.

      Let’s say we’ve got African elephants, and shoulder to shoulder they take up about 5 square metres each. Surface area of the moon is 37.8 million square kilometres, or 37.8 million million square metres.

      That’s 7560 billion elephants.