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Thursday, March 17, 2005

A Planet of 100 People

Statistics culled from the US Census Bureau, UNESCO and other sources reveal a telling portrat of the world if its population were shrunk to 100 people. Keeping all the current proportions of the actual world's population intact, the figures reveal:

57 people would be Asian
21 would be European
14 would be from the Western Hemisphere (both north and south)
8 would be Africans

51 would be female
49 would be male

70 would be non-white
30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian

89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual

50% of the world’s wealth would be in the hands of 6 people
All 6 people would be citizens of the United States

80 would live in sub-standard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would be suffering from malnutrition

1 would be near death
1 would be near birth
1 would have a college education
4 would own a computer

Source: Incoblogo