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    6.5 Billion People

    According to Live Science, The Planet's Population Hit 6.5 Billion Saturday.
    "On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the population here on this good Earth is projected to hit 6.5 billion people."

    "This figure is over 3.5 times the size of the Earth's population at the beginning of the 20th century and roughly double its size in 1960," the study explained.
    Even more striking is that the time required for the global population to grow from 5 billion to 6 billion—just a dozen years—was shorter than the interval between any of the previous billions.
    On average, 4.4 people are born every second.


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    People born every minute
    310 million
    Population in the year 1000
    1.6 billion
    Population in the year 1900
    9 billion
    Population in the year 2050
    106 billion
    Number of people ever born*


    That's a lot of people!

    And the forum population continues to explode!


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    Re: 6.5 Billion People

    That's depressing.

    It means I'm older than well over half the people on the planet... lol.

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    Re: 6.5 Billion People

    I'm glad to be one of them...

    Although it might be nice to be 2 of them... or 3... or 4, or 5... I'd get a lot more work done.
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    Re: 6.5 Billion People

    Hmmm, well based on my birthdate I am older than just slightly half the population.

    Based on the microcosm with which I deal on a daily basis I have but one observation:

    It was nice while it lasted.

    We are doomed.

    (just kidding...................sorta)


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    Re: 6.5 Billion People

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    According to Live Science, The Planet's Population Hit 6.5 Billion Saturday.[INDENT] "On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the population here on this good Earth is projected to hit 6.5 billion people."
    And according to some - you can still get the whole of the world's population onto the Isle of Wight at the same time.

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    Re: 6.5 Billion People

    The question is how to get most of them to be interested in GPO or JABB.
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    Hey, and six of 'em belong to me wife and I! All them cold long nights.

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    Re: 6.5 Billion People

    is that an American billion, or European billion?

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    Re: 6.5 Billion People

    Quote Originally Posted by robh
    is that an American billion, or European billion?

    Rob
    Depends on the exchange rates.

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    Re: 6.5 Billion People

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    According to Live Science, The Planet's Population Hit 6.5 Billion Saturday.
    "On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the population here on this good Earth is projected to hit 6.5 billion people."[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
    Judging by the traffic on L.A. freeways I'd say that most of those people live right here in southern California!
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