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The Global Village

Here's some interesting facts that I found surprising:

If you could fit the entire population of the world into a village consisting of 100 people, maintaining the proportions of all the people living on earth, the village would consist of:
57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 Americans and 8 Africans.
There would be:
52 women and 48 men
30 Caucasians and 70 non-Caucasians
30 Christians and 70 non-Christians
89 heterosexuals and 11 homosexuals
6 people would possess 59% of the wealth and they would all come from the USA.
80 would live in poverty.
70 would be illiterate.
50 would suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
1 would be dying.
1 would be being born.
1 would own a computer.
1 would have a university degree.
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Where do Caucasians come from? Undecided
As the whole world is living in a village, with only 1 computer, there would be no need for the internet!....  Cheesy
and what would he/she be doing on the computer? Shooting Space Invaders, or playing Ping Pong? Grin
Edit..... and where did he/she get the computer from? DIY shop?  Roll eyes
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Stirrer Smiley Your application to join the village has been refused Wink Wink
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Grin Grin Grin
Further to my post above...... and which university did he/she go to?  (I don`t see any teachers/professors listed)  Roll eyes
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Re: The Global Village

thats why most are illitereertr an carnt read the male
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Grin Grin Grin
Further to my post above...... and which university did he/she go to?  (I don`t see any teachers/professors listed)  Roll eyes

Now you are just being picky Wink Wink
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Perhaps it is because teachers are insignificant.
Fits with my experience of the Teaching "profession".
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Aren't we all in the grand scheme of things Cry
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You might think you are ALL, but I think most of us are pretty insignificant...
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6 people would possess 59% of the wealth and they would all come from the USA.
The other 41% would presumably be Chinese, that'll be good for international harmony.
1 would be being born.
Which should solve the state pension shortfall for the rest...eventually.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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You might think you are ALL, but I think most of us are pretty insignificant...

Ah...the Semantic Swordsman strikes again Smiley
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Re: The Global Village

I'm pretty certain this thread has come up here before, but a Google search doesn't seem to want to prove me right. Sad
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Ah...the Semantic Swordsman strikes again Smiley

More of a brush-mounted horseman - but thanks anyway. Cheesy
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It does have more than a hint of Déjà vu about it Thomas.
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Well at least it's got us all talking again and some decent comments in the main Wink  The forums have been quiet recently.