Around the world: frozen cauliflower
I wasn’t sure if I should post this one or not because either I haven’t had enough sleep or Yisrael HaYom has trouble with math. Today’s comparison is for 800 grams of frozen cauliflower. The prices are:
- US- 800 grams- 0.97 dollars=5.80 shekels
- England- 800 grams- 2.82 pounds=10.96 shekels
- Israel- 800 grams- 24.10 shekels
Those prices seem pretty outrageous, but then the article continues to say something different:
- US- 567 grams- 2 dollars
- Britain- 900 grams- 1.1 pounds
So which is it? Why would 900 grams be 1.1 pounds and 800 grams be 2.82 pounds??? Obviously, the comparisons with Israel are much less exciting with the second set of numbers.
The mathematics get even more complicated, however, when Yisrael HaYom states that the price in Israel is 2.19 times higher than the price in the US and 4.1 times higher than the British price. That isn’t valid for the original set of numbers but only for the second (barely). Yellow journalism? Sleep deprivation? You decide.