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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Points to Ponder

  • Today at 7:16 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) the population of Earth will hit 6.5 billion.
  • About one of every five people on Earth is Chinese.
  • I have two parents and two siblings, and not one of us is Chinese.
  • 4.4 babies are born every second.
  • 396 women give birth every time I microwave popcorn.
  • Four times as many people live now as lived in 1900.
  • Most of the people alive in 1900 are no longer contributing members of society.
  • People in poor countries have more children than people in rich countries.
  • People in rich countries have more edible underwear than people in poor countries.
  • If every person on Earth jumped up at precisely the same moment, I'd be very surprised.

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