Prosecutors in The Hague are bringing up stalking charges against a 42-year-old Dutch woman because she apparently called her poor, beleaguered ex-boyfriend 65,000 times in one year. 65,000! That's a lot of phone calls!
Our staff mathemagician Hamilton Nolan broke that down for us:
= 178 calls per day
= 7.4 calls per hour, 24 hours a day
one call every 8.1 minutes, for an entire year with no pauses.
Gah! That really is a lotta phone calls. For her part, the woman claims that they were in a relationship and that the number of calls wasn't excessive. And, sure. I mean when you are dating someone it's only natural to call them every eight minutes to see what they're up to. It just makes sense. It's what love is all about!