There was a YouTube video titled: "The 'smiley' Intervention." The video used a math equation to establish a relationship between the way people write email messages and the number of cats they end up having when they get "old."

The "Smiley" Intervention Equation # of :-) x # of LOLs ------------------------ = # cats in old age # of exclamation points Note: The octothorp character # means "number." e.g. # of :-) reads "the number of :-)" # of LOLs reads "the number of LOLs"The "Smiley" Intervention equation written is words: "The number of smiley faces times the number LOLs written without LOL divided-by the number of exclamation points used when periods would have sufficed equals the number of cats owned in later years of life."

## External Hyperlink(s)

- YouTube.com:: The "smiley" Intervention

**Creator:** Gerald D. Thurman
[gthurman@gmail.com]

**Created:** 14 February 2007

No Creative Commons because I'm using text copied from YouTube.com (i.e. Google) without seeking permission.