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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Just exactly how long is a cotton pickin minute? I was told it is 60 seconds... 11 years wanting to know this!!


A: Dear ImPATientRICK,
Time for an imagination trip. Let us pretend that we are on the east coast in the blessed land of North Carolina. It's the end of August, and the cotton is just starting to puff. Your job is to go out and BY HAND clear a 100 acre plot by nightfall. Starting at before sunrise, you labor for the next twelve hours, in temperatures that can hit up to one hundred with humidity to match. There's no air conditioning. There's no shade (and even if there were, it wouldn't do much for you with that much humidity). Twelve hours. 720 Minutes. How long IS each one of them?