Taped Off Playground

At least where I live, some people still don’t seem to get the importance of social distancing. The playground at the local elementary school is closed and taped off with yellow “caution” tape. The tape is necessary because so many people have been turning up at local playgrounds with their families despite the need for social distancing.

I took this photo around 8:30 a.m. By 2 p.m. someone had ripped it all down, presumably to allow their children to play.

Taped Off Playground
Taped Off Playground

What’s The Smallest Country Where The Entire World’s Population Could Stand 6 Feet Apart?

Shrey Banga asks that question and concludes the answer is likely Portugal.

Crunching the numbers

Plugging in the current world population2 and the recommended distance of 6 feet3:

n=7,773,861,168

r=6ft

we get

An=9.695×1011ft2
=34,775mi2