"I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. " - Walt Disney
Question #92594 posted on 09/05/2019 1:13 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How many likes on a tiktok video would it take to get free wendy’s for a semester?

-mikayla

A:

Dear Mikayla,

Unfortunately I was not able to get an exact number from Wendy's, so you'd want to contact them and get it in writing. I guarantee it's at least 12 views though. Probably more tbh. 

Peace,

Tipperary

A:

Dear M, 

I was going to write a sarcastic answer like "17 trillion likes" but honestly, my curiosity got the best of me and I had to find the actual answer. So here you go: 

First of all, Wendy's doesn't need more sponsors. They're already really successful, and I think you really would have to get millions of likes/views for them to give you even a second of consideration. Plus, you'd have to be invested enough in buying their products that it would hardly count as "free" since you'd have to spend so much money on Wendy's in the first place to get them to sponsor your videos. So, for the purposes of this question, I think it's fair to say that you can't really get free Wendy's for a semester just from TikTok views. 

But that's not going to stop us from getting Wendy's, obviously. You know what's almost like free food? Doing minimal effort work like livestreaming your life and getting paid for it, and then using that hardly-hard-earned dough to buy some freakin' Frosties [or, more correctly, 'Frosty Treats'] am I right? 

So, let's say that "Free Semester's Supply of Wendy's" means that you could go to Wendy's at any time you wanted and get food. Let's say that means 5 Wendy's stops a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, midnight fries and Frosty runs), 7 days a week. You're only getting free stuff for yourself, so let's put a $20 limit on each trip. That's $100 a day, 7 days a week, for 4 months... or $12,000 of quality fast food in a semester.

Disclaimer here, I did all the reading I could but frankly, TikTok/Musical.ly makes no sense to me still so it's entirely possible that I'm going to get something wrong here. Here's what I found out. 

According to this nifty article, users purchase TikTok coins ($1 for 100 coins, or 1 cent per coin), and then those coins can be used to purchase virtual gifts, which are given to their favorite Musers. There are lots of kinds of gifts ranging in value from 5 coins to 5000 coins. Gifts then accumulate and appear as diamonds on the Content Creator's account. Diamonds are worth HALF the amount in coins. In other words, 200 diamonds = $1. So, you could gift something worth 50 coins (or 50 cents purchased), and the creator would receive 50 diamonds, which would then be equal to 25 cents. Diamonds are exchanged for real currency through PayPal, with a $100 minimum withdrawal and $1,000 maximum daily withdrawal.  (This video helped me grasp the concepts) 

You can only get gifts if you live-stream, and you can only live-stream when you have 1,000 fans. So, you have to have at LEAST 1,000 consistent viewers, who would have to gift you 2,400,000 diamonds over the course of 120 days (or 20,000 daily; 20 for each fan if distributed evenly) to pay for your "free" Wendy's. 

Because views are not equal to gifts, I can't really say how many views it would take to make that $100 a day. It depends on how popular your content is, and you'd have to establish enough of a following to sustain these habits. Additionally, this is purely one estimation, though I think you could tinker around with the amounts based on how much Wendy's you think you can handle in a day and go from there. Though, I might advise that there are healthier options for food and time use. Luckily, I think I can assume this is purely hypothetical. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

Question #92595 posted on 09/05/2019 7:42 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

whenever jesus is thirsty, what kind of straw would he use? a jeffree star approved one? a rubber one from walmart that is $4.99? also, is #savetheturtles a problem in heaven? like are they allowed to have plastic straws?

-mikayla

A:

Dear Mikayla,

Jesus wouldn't use a straw. He'd drink out of a cup like a man.

When it comes to heaven, I guess it depends on your definition of heaven and where we're at in the Plan of Salvation. I imagine all the animals will be happy and flourish without danger (think the Garden of Eden). I doubt there's littering in heaven, so I imagine if you want a straw in heaven you could. There will be a way to make them easily reusable or biodegradable. Bamboo?

Either way, I think the six pack plastic rings are much more of a problem than straws if they're not cut up. I don't have any studies to back it up, but it's my personal opinion as there aren't alternatives for them but still cause havoc. Maybe I haven't gotten into the Save the Turtles movement enough.

-Goldie Rose

A:

Dear Mikkie,

Plastic is nothing's perfect form, so heaven has no plastic whatsoever. #savetheturtles isn't an issue there because they didn't drive turtles to the brink of extinction in the first place, so they don't have to save them from anything. In fact, turtles in heaven are already saved, as evidenced by the fact that they're in heaven. And even if they did use straws in heaven, they certainly wouldn't use Jeffree Starr's overpriced ones when you can get a lot more bang for your buck for cute rainbow metal straws on Amazon. Not that they use Amazon in heaven, because heaven isn't some corporate scheme where Jeff Bezos is in charge, but, you know, they have better options than Jeffree Star straws. Oh, and definitely no Walmart straws in heaven, because there's no Walmart in heaven, because heaven isn't some corporate scheme where Sam Walton is in charge.

-Alta