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Object_earth_2If we could summarize the earth population with 100 people, what would it look like.

(I LOVE this example.  A "hat-tip" to both & Steve Lavey.)

If the world only had 100 people, there would be:

60 Asians
12 Europeans
8 Latin Americans/Carribeans
5 North Americans
1 Oceanian
14 Africans

There would be:

50 would be female
50 would be male

You would find:

73 would be non-white
27 would be white

You would see:

27 would be 0-14 years old
65 would be between 15-64 years old
7 would be older than 65

Speaking of religion:

33 would be Christian
20 would be Muslim
14 would be other religions
13 would be Hindus
12 would be non-religious or agnostics
6 would be Buddhists
2 would be atheists

People would speak many languages:

14 would speak Chinese, Mandarin
5 would speak English
5 would speak Spanish
4 would speak Russian
4 would speak Arabic
3 would speak Hindi
3 would speak Bengali
3 would speak Portuguese
The others would speak Indonesian, Japanese, German, French, or some other language.

Here are their jobs:

41 would work in agriculture
21 would work in industry
38 would provide services

The 5 North Americans would

Possess 23% of the entire village’s wealth
98 would be heterosexual
2 would be homosexual
33 would live in substandard housing
16 would be unable to read
33 would suffer from malnutrition
37 would not have access to drinking water
1 would be near death; 1 would be  near birth

Regarding technology:

19 would have a land line telephone
33 would have a mobile phone
16 would own a computer
16 would be internet users

(Source verified at and at the World Factbook)