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What number are you?


With almost seven billion people alive on the planet, the BBC have produced a fascinating little widget for working out what number person you are.  All you have to do is input your date of birth.

As you can see from the chart below, I was the three and a half billionth person on the planet when I was born.

The set-up will also tell you how fast your home country's population is growing.

What's scarier, though, is the data you get for today (27th October, 2011): as I type, almost 8.5% of all the humans to have ever lived are alive right now.  To put that in perspective, if the human population was stable, and not rising, then all 83 billion of humanity's historical population would have been born in the last 1200 years.

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batonas4 years ago
I am not a number, I am a free man. :D
its a quote from old TV series called the prisoner.
I was thinking the same thing, plus this too:

I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered!  My life is my own!
Kiteman (author)  batonas4 years ago
...which some of us remember.
And are trying desperately to forget...

George Orwell + LSD = 70's televison programs (or programmes in the UK)
lemonie Kiteman4 years ago

I would have posted the same comment (as far as "man")

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Abigaill4 years ago
this is interesting . but i just wondering how the statistics come out.
robot13984 years ago
I am the 5,943,615,634th born on the earth
person alive on the earth
81,412,435,834th
sunshiine4 years ago
2,557,340,507th
person alive on Earth
75,739,975,133rd
caarntedd4 years ago
3,302,201,191

77,184,544,945
ElvenChild4 years ago
I am young,

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