Archive for the ‘population’ Tag

01/04/2022 Number Freaking   Leave a comment

As I’ve mentioned many times in the past, one of my favorite books to read is called Number Freaking. It is a mass of statistics relating to odd and unusual information which I find fascinating. Today’s posting concerns the worldwide population as seen from a different perspective. I find it interesting, and I hope you do as well.

For a sense of how fast the global population grows, according to the US Bureau of the Census, in one hour between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 2, 2005, the net growth in the global population was 8,470. Now, if we imagine the entire global population as a village of precisely 200 people, here are some things we would observe.

97 would be women (at birth), 103 would be men (at birth), 34 would be left-handed, 60 would be under 15 years of age, 14 would be over 65 years of age, 38 would come from the more developed countries, 162 would come from the less-developed countries, there would be 122 Asians (including 38 from China, 34 from India, and six from Indonesia), and there would be 24 Europeans.

There would be 28 Africans (including 22 who live in the sub-Sahara), 18 from South America and the Caribbean, 10 from North America (including nine Americans), one from Oceania, 120 would live within 62 miles of a coastline, 96 would-be urban dwellers, 50 would be homeless or live in substandard housing, 96 would lack access to basic sanitation, 32 would lack access to safe drinking water, and 28 would suffer from malnutrition.

32 would be unable to read or write, 58 would believe in witchcraft, nine would get drunk each day, and one would eat at McDonald’s each day. FYI, the global infant mortality rate is 55 per 1000 births.

I’m not entirely sure who the individuals are who spend their time researching and creating these statistics, but I’m glad they’re out there. There are times when the numbers of global anything are so large it’s hard to grasp them for most people. That’s true with all statistics in general but when you’re talking global it’s mind-bending. I find the statistics from this book much easier to understand when put into statistics that I can wrap my head around. I’m still reading the book but as I find more little tidbits, I’ll be sure to pass them along because they are interesting if not a little depressing.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

03-13-2016 Journal–More “#+/@!” Trivia!   Leave a comment

th

I’ve been infected with that same disease I get every year at this time. It always seems to take me by surprise which I don’t really understand.  It’s a deceptive little virus that kind of sneaks up on me . . . it’s called Spring Fever. All I really give a damn about is getting out of the house, standing in fresh air, feeling the sun on my face, and being able to walk along a beach.  Is it any wonder why I can’t seem to concentrate on anything else?

I’ve been doing a lot of internet surfing and perusing through my collection of books recently and have happened upon a huge steaming pile of ridiculously stupid trivia that anyone in their right mind could care less about. That’s the reason I decided to share it with you.

These tidbits are in no particular order of importance, just a whole lot of true nonsense.

  • Odds of being killed in a tornado – 1 in 2 million.
  • You use more calories eating celery than there are in the celery itself.
  • Odds of being killed by falling out of bed – 1 in 2 million.
  • It only takes 7 pounds of pressure to rip your ear off.
  • On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds Big Mac bun.

th2

Did you ever think you’d see the day when someone would count the seeds on a Big Mac, then put that info on the Net where I could find it and pass it on to you.  It must be fate.

  • In the past year your hair will most likely have grown 12 cm and your nail about 4 cm.
  • There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.
  • Odds of being killed by a dog – 1 in 700,000.
  • World population has grown by around 76,570,430 since your last birthday. In the time it takes you to read this another five babies will have been born.
  • 13 people are killed each year by vending machine’s falling on them.

th5KGJFQN0

Stay alert when you assaulting your next vending machine. They’ll get you if your not careful.

  • Odds of being killed by poisoning – 1 in 86,000.
  • 314 Americans had buttock lift surgery in 1994.
  • If you counted 24 hours a day, you would be over 31,000 years old when you reach one trillion.
  • Odds of being killed in a car crash – 1 in 5,000.
  • There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee.

thEEH9ANF3

This should help all of you to really enjoy that next hot cup of morning chemicals.

  • If you played all of the Beatles’ singles and albums that came out between 1962 and 1970 back to back, it would only last for 10 hours and 33 minutes.
  • Odds of dying while in the bath tub – 1 in 1 million.
  • Experts at Intel say that microprocessor speed will double every 18 months for at least 10 years.
  • The Apollo 11 only had 20 seconds of fuel when it landed.
  • Odds of being killed in a plane crash -1 in 25 million.

thXB69K9FZ

I guess all the propaganda we’ve heard for years about the safety of air travel is true.  The odds are certainly better than those for car accident deaths.

  • Driving 55 miles (88 km) per hour instead of 65 miles (105 km) per hour increases your car mileage by about 15%.
  • The average person flexes the joints in their finger 24 million times during a lifetime.
  • 1/3 of all cancers are sun related.
  • If we had the same mortality rate now as in 1900, more than half the people in the world today would not be alive.
  • Airbags explode at 200 miles per hour.

Let’s hope none of us have to experience an airbag situation.  They can keep you alive during a collision and then break your damn neck at the same time.

Twenty-nine more useless facts you can use to win bar bets.

02-28-2016 Journal – Deadly Statistics!   Leave a comment

thW7A392WU

What are two things that most people think about every day.  My best guess would be death and sex. With that thought in mind I decided to supply you all with a list of global statistics  about many things but mainly death. Many of these numbers are current up to and including today. Some of the information is shocking and some is simply unbelievable.

Global Death Rate

Statisticians have calculated the "mortality rate" for the world to be roughly .883 percent.  This means that 1 out of every 113 people in the world died last year.

World Population:

  • has reached 7 billion on October 31, 2011
  • is projected to reach 8 billion by 2024
  • has doubled in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion)
  • is currently growing at a rate of around 1.13 % per year
  • growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at 2%
  • growth rate is currently declining and is projected to continue to decline in the coming years
  • average annual population change is currently estimated at over 80 million
  • world population will reach 10 billion persons in the year 2056

thJ08APRIG

As of Today

"This year" = from January 1 (00:00) up to now

"Today" = from the beginning of the current day up to now

"net population growth" = births minus deaths

145,641 Births today

60,991 Deaths today

22,888,972 Births this year

9,585,278 Deaths this year

84,650 Net population growth today

13,303,694 Net population growth this year

th5WQHLNOQ

Technology

37,472,003 Computers produced this year

2,092,893 Cellular phones sold today

$ 74,559,389 Money spent on videogames today

3,316,866,142 Internet users in the world today

82,805,119,987 Emails sent today

229,774,292 Tweets sent today

1,711,619,570 Google searches this year

thBHGIREKA

Health

1,621,694,128 Overweight people in the world people in the world

1,731,966,562 Water consumed this year (million L)

134,660 Deaths caused by water related diseases this year

661,570,850 People with no access to a safe drinking water source

Natural Resources

Quick Facts: Barrel = 42 Gallons = 159 Liters

31,340,762 Oil pumped today (barrels)

1,158,647,387,197 Oil left (barrels)

13,793 Days to the end of oil (~38 years)

th

Miscellaneous Deaths

1,215,470 Deaths of children under 5 this year

54,974 Deaths of mothers during birth this year

268,816 Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year

1,313,313 Deaths caused by cancer this year

156,851 Deaths caused by malaria this year

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking

5,659,200,051 Cigarettes smoked this year

799,386 Deaths caused by smoking this year

399,945 Deaths caused by alcohol this year

171,477 Suicides this year

215,859 Road traffic accident fatalities this year

$ 63,971,038,394 Money spent on illegal drugs this year

How’s that for a quick and dirty summary of the human race.  Chaos, death, destruction, confusion, and life goes just keeps rolling along.

IT’S MUCH MORE FUN TALKING ABOUT SEX

%d bloggers like this: