Where Do You Fit In?

Every morning as I sip through my first cup of Chiriqui Province’s finest coffee I have a list of blogs and news sources I read. Then there are some others that I’ve bookmarked that I read less frequently. Today I went to http://mybuddhanature.wordpress.com/ written by Emma, a young Canadian girl who lives in Penonomé, Panama. Yesterday’s post gave a link to a cool BBC article called “The World At 7 Billion.”

“The world’s population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. Where do you fit into this story of human life?”

The result I got when I typed in my birthday was:

I was the 2,345,139,400th person alive on earth at that time and 74,972,711,208th to have lived since history began. Cool, huh? Try it yourself and then I’m sure you’ll email the link to everyone on your email list.

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One response to “Where Do You Fit In?

  1. Hmmmm… Clearly, not accurate to the very person, but a great way to get a grasp of the scope of what’s happening.

    I think I’ll try a little experiment: getting “my figure” for three days running. That could tell an interesting tale, too.

    By the way – enjoyed looking at you new blog. Even for us non-electronic reader sorts it’ll be interesting, just for a look at the books themselves. And it’s the sort of thing that should get a good audience, e-books developing as they are.