I don’t know where I got this; but I remember at the time I thought it was important. I believe it to be important simply because it shows we no longer appear able to “simply” say what needs to be said. Anyway I like it.

Pythagorean theorem: 24 words

The Lord’s Prayer: 66 words

Archimedes’ Principle: 67 words

The 10 Commandments: 179 words

The Gettysburg Address: 286 words

The Declaration of Independence: 1300 words

U.S. Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26911 words.

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