12,000 wives!

How does one go about accumulating 12,000 wives, as did King Krishna Raya during India’s middle ages? (They are listed among his “modest” possessions.) I did the math. To sleep once with each wife, assuming a different wife every night would take more than 32 years!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.