Saturday, February 25, 2006

Earth's Population 6.5 Billion

Today Earth's population is projected to hit six-and-a-half billion people at 7:16pm EST, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and its World Population Clock.

As of this post's writing, the world population is an estimated 6,499,923,849 people.

The article on Wired (linked above) also has an interesting commentary on how many people the Earth can actually support.

Here seems like a good place to insert one of my favorite Frank Zappa quotes:
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

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