Posted : 8 years ago

Half the world’s population earns about 5% of the world’s wealth.

Almost 1,2 billion people are underfed – the same number of people that are overweight to the point of obesity.

In the developed countries, the proportion of adults married has declined from 72% in 1970 to 60% in 1996. The chance of a first marriage ending in divorce is between 50% and 67%. The chance that a second marriage will end in divorce is about 10% higher than for the first marriage.

In 1998, US states spent $30 billion in funds on correctional services and $24 billion on social welfare.

The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

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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.