The result of the Michael Jackson trial in California may affect him and his employees and friends, as well as his alleged victims, to an extent of perhaps 100 life-years. Perhaps 10,000 fans may be affected to an extent of, say, 0.1 life-years, or 1000 life-years. About 500 million people see frequent news stories about the trial, and are thus affected to an extent of maybe 0.0005 life-years, or 250,000 life-years. Thus, there could be 250,000 life-years / 40,000 life-years/character = 6 characters. This article has 7 characters.