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App of the week: How Many Saturdays

App: How Many Saturdays

Available: Apple

Cost: Free

Description: How Many Saturdays is an app that allows users to view their mortality in a different light. Users can enter their birth date, or that of a family member or friend, into the app in order to find a number of how many things have happened since their birth and how many of these things will happen before they die.

This includes the number of saturdays, laughs, heartbeats and even farts that have happened or will happen, based on what age that the app “guesses” that you will die.

The screen on which users enter their birth date when first using How Many Saturdays. (Kellie Plumhof / The Signpost) Photo credit: Kellie Plumhof

Pros: The app is hilarious and interesting at the same time. While some of the numbers, such as the number of farts, are more for a laugh, other numbers, like how many presidential elections there are and will be, really put into perspective how much time is in a life.

The list of numbers generated by How Many Saturdays to show the statistics of what has happened since birth or what will happen before death. (Kellie Plumhof / The Signpost) Photo credit: Kellie Plumhof

Cons: How Many Saturdays may not be for the faint of heart, as it does give you a concrete date of when it believes you will die.

In terms of functionality, the app occasionally has problems with taking too long to load or freezing completely when trying to swipe between the different numbers.

Overall: This is a unique app that offers a different perspective on life and death. It’s great for when you’re bored, for fun fact trivia with friends or for freaking out the people in your life who lack a funny bone.

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