Thursday, 27 October 2011

7 billion and you

The increase in the population of the world has been much in the news of late.  Apparently, it will reach 7 billion souls sometime next week.  As if that wasn't mind-boggling enough, I came across this interesting little gadget on the BBC website.

See where you fit in the great scheme of life, the universe and everything....

What number am I?


  1. Wow, that makes me feel terribly special and individual. Must pass it onto my kids - they love placement in numbers. Jackson reckons he is going to do an I-phone app that shows how many days, hours etc you have lived. Hotcakes, I tell you....

  2. Wow, kind of scary to see how much the population has increased just in my lifetime. Cool little site though, thanks for linking. (Found you through the BritMums blog hop)

  3. Jody - I really hope the BBC keep it on their website for ever. It's the kind of thing you can re-visit. Hope your kids enjoy it!

    Hi Emily and welcome to my blog - thanks for dropping by. I thought it was a really cool little gadget - and yes scary to see where we all fit in to it!

  4. 'Something for God's sake.' Will that do?
    Seriously, nice to find your blog, hope you don't mind me popping in, and that jokey gadget makes me feel unique(ish).

  5. Wheeee!And what a great way to emphasise how much the population has increased in the past half century!

  6. Ooh, that's fun. I'm 3,224,975,959th which is a nice random number. I wonder who is number 3 million!

  7. Hi Tim - you are very welcome! It made me feel unique(ish) a bit too...a bit of fun to enliven an otherwise dull day!

    Macy - fun isn't it? Must show it to my kids who will gloat at how much younger than me they are!

    Sarah - wouldn't it be great to be a round number?!


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