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Friday, 18. April 2008
World Population to Hit 6,666,666,666 in May 08
To many people, this means nothing. But of course 666 refers to the Beast in the Bible. Heaven knows what ten sixes means.
I dont know who first noticed this looming numerical curiosity, but it was mentioned today on the Drudge report. To see the projection, go to the U.S. Census Bureaus World POPClock Projection page [link]. There youll find these projections among others:
So sometime in between May 1 and June 1, the gaggle-of-sixes milestone will be passed. (I say gaggle rather than googol, which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. I could also have used a gazillion or a jillion or a bazillion, all of which are just figures of speech meaning a lot. Clearly, the number of people on Earth is a lot more than umpteen.)
The Census Bureau of course never knows exactly how many people are on the planet, or even in the United States for that matter. Its all estimates. Just fun.
The last big six scare was 06/06/06 (June 6, 2006). We survived that, so I imagine well get through this one.
(For the record, 07/07/07 came and went last year without any documented cases of extreme luck directly attributed to the date, and coming up later this year: 08/08/08.)
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