We asked readers this question: How much does the water in the pool weigh?
And, oh boy, did we get some complex answers that go way beyond my mathematical capabilities. And I'll be the first to admit that while my arithmetic skills are second to none, mathematical equations stump me, which may or may not explain why I failed (epically) algebra and just about every other math class, while maintaining a straight-A average in English and literature.
So, yeah, I kinda suck at math. Anyway, Kyle Zeppelin, the developer of the TAXI project, suggested I pose the question, and since he commissioned the pool and had it built, he also gave me the answer (naturally).
And the correct answer, according to Zeppelin, is 998,778 pounds -- a number that Randall Smock came the closest to with his guess of 966,338 pounds.
To appease all of you who will insist that there's NO WAY IN HELL that he's correct (your comments came through loud and clear), I'm going to ask him again. And if there's an update, and it turns out his calculation is incorrect, you'll be the first to know. But as it stands now, Mr. Smock is our winner. Congratulations!
Enjoy the three-day weekend!