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Putting Time Into Perspective: What Else Could You Do In 46 Hours?

As the world’s largest student-run philanthropy, THON is quite impressive. The organization and effort that goes into planning and executing the event is astounding, but one of the most impressive feats is the dancers, who undergo 46 hours of no sleeping and no standing.

To put the weekend into perspective, we compiled a list of other activities you could do in the span of 46 hours.

Drive To Mexico City From State College

While it may seem like we’re right up against our neighbors to the south, driving to Mexico is quite the undertaking, especially from State College. Considering the capital is at the southern end of the country, you’d think it would take an awful long time to get there.

To be exact, Google Maps estimates that the drive will take about 39 hours, which leaves some extra time for food, traffic, and even a quick power nap.

It should also be noted that you can comfortably drive to anywhere in the continental United States from State College within the 46 hours, too.

Watch The Hobbit Trilogy Five Times

The Hobbit movie franchise is notorious for being one of the longest trilogies of all time. The movies themselves are all pretty lengthy, and there’s three of them. Watching the whole trilogy straight through will take you a little under nine hours, which means you could watch the whole thing five times during the course of THON.

Microwave 788 Portions Of Kraft Mac & Cheese

My math teacher would be proud of me for this because it required some conversions. But, I’ve checked my math, and if you went back-to-back over and over again, you could cook 788 portions of Kraft Microwavable mac & cheese during THON Weekend. Just imagine if you had two microwaves.

Fly To And From Paris, France Three Times

Yup, you read that right. A non-stop flight from JFK Airport in New York City to Paris, France is about seven hours long. That means, theoretically, you could fly all the way across the world to France and back three times in the same about of time as THON. Just hope there aren’t any crying babies on your seven hour flights.

Make It Through North Atherton’s Traffic

This one certainly doesn’t seem that impressive, but North Atherton Street’s traffic is certainly known for sucking up time from innocent State College citizens, especially during rush hour. We estimate that in THON’s 46 hours, you could probably make it a mile or two.

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