Population perspective

If you took every human being on Earth — all 7 billion of us — and had them stand together, each in a 3′ x 3′ square, here’s how big a space you’d need to fit everyone:

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Seven billion people could stand together, with elbow room, in a square just 50 miles on a side. Neat, huh?

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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