Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Interesting facts

1. 2 people die every minute in this world.

2. The current world population is rougly 6.8 billion.

3. 109,407 people have died today, and still counting every second.

4. 18, 730 people have died of hunger today, and still counting every second.

5. 4,529,534 people have died of water-related diseases today.

6. 9.9 million children under 5 have died this year.

7. There are 569,900 blogposts today, and still counting.

8. Shanghai, China, is the world's most populous city in the world.

9. Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, Russia, United States, North Korea have acknowledged to possess nuclear weapons. Only Israel has not acknowledged or confessed to possessing nuclear weapons.

10. As you spend about 15 seconds to read this post, 30 people have died. How perfect.

11. The 2004 Asian tsunamis killed 230,000. The 2005 Hurricane Katrina killed 1,836. The 2008 Sichuan Earthquakes killed 69,197 and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar killed 146,000 in 2008. In total, more than 447,000 people were killed in natural disasters in a span of 5 years. Nature and its wrath.

12. China is the world's most populous country, at 1,342,146,906 and still counting.

13. There are a total of 1,733,993,741 internet users in the world.

14. There are 195 countries in the world today.

15. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the LONGEST word in the English language and contains 45 words.

16. There are about 21 major religions/belief systems in the world - Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hindusim, Chinese traditional religion, Buddhism, Primal-indigenous, African tradtional, Sikhism, Juche, Spiritism, Bahai Faith, Jainism, Shinto, Cao Dai, Zoroastrianism, Tenrikyo, Neo-Paganism, Unitarian-universalism, Scientology etc.

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