Weird and wonderful

11th January 2008 at 00:00
Estimates of the number of human beings who have ever lived vary greatly and are hotly contested, but many of the estimates range from 90 to 110 billion. With a world population of 6.6 billion in September 2007, it would be a reasonable guess to say that about 6 or 7 per cent of the people who have ever lived are alive today.

What they said:

"A teacher affects eternity. he can never tell where his influence stops." - Henry Brooks Adams, author.

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