2 August 2008

The World in a Nutshell

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 Americas, 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 (yes, only 1) would own a computer

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

But we'd still get to exterminate all the Jews I mean neocons, wouldn't we?

ddjango said...

Change that to "The World Is a Nutshell.

99 would hate each other.

How many would have HIV/AIDS?

Comrade Kevin said...

Really puts things into perspective and makes me wonder if there really is any way to expand fairness and equality into the world.

Karlo said...

Maybe we can go ask the 6 who own everything.