10 thoughts on “20 Things That Happen in 1 Minute

  1. David

    javboy: when you take in to account the amount of food thrown away by supermarkets, etc, yes, around 1/8 of the trash in the west is food, not what most people would want to eat, but still ‘edible’.

    And the population growing at 233% is per the time of the world’s population divided by the death rate, i.e. if ~100 die every minute and ~250 are born per minute, then for the population to grow, at this rate, by 233% will take 6.2×10^9 (world’s population) / 107 = 58 million minutes (for 6.2bn to die and 14bn to be born, a growth to 233%), or about 110 years. That’s fairly in line with the popular estimates of a population of 10bn by 2050 at te current rate of growth.

  2. David

    The only fact which seems unrealistic to me, though could, at a stretch, be true, is the value for the average american household income. It works out to about 5.5k per year, which is pretty damn little.

  3. Jason Cooper

    David, I think you misplaced a decimal somewhere in your calculations.

    $0.096 per minute for the average American household X 60 minutes in an hour x 24 hours in a day x 365 days in a year comes out to $50,457.60 which seems to be about right.

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