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    Put things in perspective

    I came across the following stats and found them interesting:

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

    There would be:

    57 Asians

    21 Europeans

    14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south

    8 Africans


    52 would be female

    48 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


    6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.



    80 would live in substandard housing

    70 would be unable to read

    50 would suffer from malnutrition

    1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth

    1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education

    1 would own a computer
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    Can I be the male white non-christian college-educated heterosexual with a computer, owning the 41% of the entire world's wealth that those six Americans don't own?

    Thx in advance.

    70 would be unable to read
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    Thats pretty interesting.... could you show me the formula you used to come to this conclusion?

    I would be white, heterosexual, Christian. Would be male from the Western Hemisphere
    would suffer from malnutrition, and would own a computer. Heheh....
    Where do you guys fall?
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    I'm with Dr Toker on that one :P not sure about malnutrition, though......
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    bah, that thing has been going arround the net for atleast 2 years, and i see it atleast every 3 months. IMO, its mostly BS. thost statistics dont seem right to me...for example :
    "89 would be heterosexual

    11 would be homosexual"

    erm, thats 100% of the people, what about all the bi-sexual people? do they suddenly not exist?

    besides, true statistics never add up to a full 100% without adding in a "other" catagory(well, not that kind anyway, the have and have not things can, but not this). for instance, there are also people who are sometimes identified as "tri-sexual" who enjoy sleeping with men, women, and various animals. granted, that percentage must be tiny, but if "11%" of all the people in the world are homosexual atleast 1% has to be bi.
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    "36% of statistics are made up on the spot"
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    oh....just thought of looking over at snopes for this...yep, they have it and have a through discussion of the percentages represented and why they are less than accurate. check it out:
    http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/populate.htm
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    i think i drove thru that town once
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