world population

Pickup line of the month: You're one in seven billion!

Pickup line of the month: You're one in seven billion!

On October 31 of this year (or thereabouts) the world population will hit seven billion. Seven billion! If you can’t quite get your head around what a billion looks like, then check out the real-time population counter on the Population Action International website -those spinning numbers kind of bring it home (the world grows by more than 200,000 people a day). And if you want to know where in that 7 billion you fall, you can enter your date of birth and the site will tell you your number.

World flag

World flag

This watermark-looking flag is in fact “an average of all the world’s countries’ flags weighted by population.” We can perhaps welcome our future alien overlords by waving it as a kind of a representative world flag. I’d actually love to see flags blended based on other factors like GDP. Anyway, in contrast this flag is…