The world’s population is expected to reach 7 BILLION today. To put us in our place, the BBC have given us a calculator that, using our birth dates, will tell us what number of the current population we are.
There’s mine, at the top. I bet Number Six isn’t complaining now; at least people will remember him; try looking up 3226610530 in the phone book and see how quickly you become a minus number.
More people were born after me than were born before me. I find that depressing.
In the grand scheme of things, however, I am the 77,046,364,608th person to have lived since history began, which means I avoided Roman slavery, The Spanish Inquisition and George Formby. There’s always a silver lining.
The site also tells me that I will live 4.3 years longer than the Hub. Yeah! for the not expiring too soon, but what on earth will I do for head rubs?
I was on the site for about ten minutes. In that time the population grew by 2,159. All I can say is, Condoms, people! Condoms!
- Various ’7 billionth’ babies celebrated worldwide – The Associated Press (news.google.com)
- 7 Billion (kutarere.wordpress.com)
- No wonder I feel so crowded (brobrubel.wordpress.com)