Is it possible to cry a river?

Leah Ashley, Robbie Roe


This paper investigates whether someone would be able to cry a river, based on a flow rate from the world’s shortest river (the Roe River). Additionally, the number of tears per person that would be required to fill an Olympic size swimming pool was investigated. The paper finds that the whole population of the Earth would be unable to cry the Roe River and in order to fill the pool 55 tears per person would be required.


Idiom; Music; Biology; Cry me a river; Arthur Hamilton; Justin Timberlake

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