Bankruptcy and Hell-o, Alabama

alabama-hellThe most populous county in the American state of Alabama has just declared bankruptcy. This is an opportune time for mathematicians to revisit the calculations that led to the awarding of the 1994 Ig Nobel Prize for mathematics.

That Ig Nobel Prize was awarded to The Southern Baptist Church of Alabama [who have since re-named themselves], for their county-by-county estimate of how many Alabama citizens will go to Hell if they don’t repent.

BONUS: Some history of that bankruptcy.