Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Half Life

Did you know that 50% of all the people who have ever lived and existed on the planet throughout all its history are alive right now?
Does it therefore follow that if 40% of today's population know who Barack Obama is, then he is known to 20% of all humanity ever?

That statisitc surprised me when I heard it, so I am doing my bit for the environemnt and using fewer resources, i.e staying in bed longer.


Cannwin said...

How does anyone know that? Really? I mean I'm doubting historical information is that accurate. For one they didn't even know that the American continents actually existed until the 1400's so are they including all those people into the whole census? And what about civilizations that were wiped out by conquerors... are they included?

I'm seeing major flaws in this statistic, but I'm all for helping the environment by sleeping in.

BS5 Blogger said...

Oooh, nice comment!

I can see it has flaws....unlike more staying in bed!

Cannwin said...

I wish I lied somewhere like South America where they allot for afternoon naps when scheduling out the day.

Cannwin said...

blah... I wish I 'lived' not lied. :)

Although I could lie in South America too, if the bed was nice enough.