Thursday, May 24, 2007


If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the village would look something like this:

57 Asians
21 Europeans
8 Africans
52 females
48 males
70 nonwhite
30 white
70 non-Christian
30 Christian
89 heterosexual
11 homosexual
6 people would possess 59 percent of the world’s wealth;
all 6 would be from the United States
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both North and South
70 would be illiterate
50 would suffer from malnutrition
80 would live in substandard housing
1 would be near death;
1 would be near birth
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer

Source: Amnesty International


linda said...

Where do you come up with this stuff? Are these numbers just random or did you do the research? If research, just how much time DO you have on your hands?

Hope you are doing well


jungle dream pagoda said...

I too am incredibly curious how you came up with these numbers? If this is ecorded data,it is indeed VERY interesting. Ah heck ,even if it came from Timothys head its iteresting.