Posted : 8 years ago

More personal telephone calls are made on Mother’s Day in the USA than on any other day in any other country.

The odds of being struck by lightning are about 600,000 to one.

92% of Chinese belong to the Han nationality, which has been China’s largest nationality for centuries. The rest of the nation consists of about 55 minority groups.

There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, a nation of 17 million people.

The chance of being born on Leap Day is about 684 out of a million, or 1 in 1461. Less than 5 million people have their birthday on Leap Day.

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Posted : 8 years ago

In 1750 there were about 800 million people in the world. In 1850 there were a billion more, and by 1950, another billion. Then it took just 50 years to double to 6 billion.

In 1870 there were more Irish living in London than in Dublin.

The world average of egg consumption per capita is 230.

Since 1972, some 64 million tons of aluminum cans (about 3 trillion cans) have been produced. Placed end-to-end, they could stretch to the moon about a thousand times. Cans represent less than 1% of solid waste material.

New Zealand is home to 4 million people and 70 million sheep.