What Could You Accomplish in the 111 Days It Takes to Reach Tax Freedom Day?

April 11, 2014

American’s will spend 111 days working to pay off the combined $4.5 trillion federal, state, and local tax bill in 2014, according to the latest Tax Freedom Day report.

To offer some perspective on just how long 111 days really is, here are a few things you could accomplish in the time it takes the nation to reach Tax Freedom Day on April 21.

The average required qualifying time for the guaranteed entrance to the New York City Marathon is about 4 hours.  At that pace, if you ran non-stop, 24/7, you could completed 666 races for a total of 17,462 miles.

A regular NFL season lasts 256 games, around 3 hours each, for a total of 768 hours of game time and commercials. You could watch the equivalent of every single game of more than three NFL seasons, including commercials, before reaching Tax Freedom Day.

The Beatles’ discography of studio albums, played end to end, would last around 760 minutes. You could listen to its entirety more than 210 times.

IMDB’s list of the top 250 movies of all time totals around 580 hours of total screen time. You could watch the entire list 4.5 times before the national Tax Freedom Day arrived.

In 1969, the Apollo 11 mission took 3 days and 3 hours to reach the moon, and 8 days and 3 hours for the total round trip. At those rates, we could reach the moon 98 times or complete 13 Apollo 11 missions.

Recap: In the 111 days it takes Americans to reach Tax Freedom Day, you could:

  • Run 17,462 miles, or 666 NYC Marathons
  • Watch more than three complete regular NFL seasons
  • Listen to the entire discography of The Beatles’ studio albums 210 times
  • Watch IMDB’s top 250 movies 4.5 times
  • Complete 13 Apollo 11 missions or travel from the earth to the moon 98 times
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