Megabytes per sperm

November 26, 2011 | By | Reply More

How much information does each sperm carry? How much sperm in an ejaculation? An Austrian Facebook page offers answers: each sperm carries DNA worth about 37.5 MB of data. If you assume that an ejaculation contains 200 – 300 million sperm that means that each ejaculation is a loss of 7153 TB to 10,729 TB.

Have these factoids ready for your next cocktail party.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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