Even if you’re not that big on statistical data, some facts can simply blow your mind. We’ve put together a list of some amazing facts you didn’t know about the Earth, humans, and even hamburgers.
While it definitely wasn’t an easy task, tons of volunteers, environmentalists and students joined together with scientists to try and count the number of trees on the planet. As for the number of stars in the Milky Way, that job was left just to the scientists themselves. The results were pretty shocking: there are almost 3 trillion trees on our planet and only 400 billion stars in the Milky Way.
The biggest portion of the German population belongs to people between the ages of 25 and 54. They form the prime working age group and take up 40% of the whole population of the country. Over the last century, from 1917 to 2016, Mary and James held the record for the most favorite baby names for many parents. The People’s Republic of China is a truly “golden republic” since it’s the world’s largest gold producer.
The average person takes 7,500 steps a day. The average life expectancy, in turn, is 80 years. Based on this information, researchers calculated that we walk nearly 110,000 miles over our lifetime.
Americans clearly love television more than any other nation in the world. It turns out, they spend one fifth of their day, or 270 minutes, watching their favorite programs. The United States is the biggest source of spam, sending almost 18% of the world’s junk mail. Turkey and Russia came second and third, respectively, sending the world 9% and 8% of its spam.
McDonald’s has many fans all over the world, so it comes as no surprise that the company sells 75 hamburgers every single second.
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There are less stars in the Milky Way than there are trees on Earth. 0:34
Germany has the lowest share of child population in the world. 1:30
Mary and James are the most popular baby names. 2:15
China can also be called the “golden republic”. 2:58
There are more than 200,000 Karlssons in Sweden. 3:35
Over the last millennium, the Earth’s population has become over 22 times larger. 4:14
In a lifetime, you walk a distance that could wrap the Earth 4½ times. 4:57
People in the U.S. watch over 4 hours of TV a day. 5:33
Saturday is the least common birth day. 6:10
90% of the emails people receive is spam. 6:47
Denmark has the most working mothers in the world. 7:28
McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second. 8:07
1,700 people become millionaires in the U.S. every day. 8:40
Bangladesh has a bigger population than Russia. 9:26
-It turns out there are almost 3 trillion trees on our planet and only 400 billion stars in the Milky Way.
-According to the distribution of population by age, only 12% is under the age of 14 in Germany.
-Almost 5 million boys were named James and 3 and a half million girls were called Mary from 1917 to 2016.
-For the last 10 years, China has been producing approximately 440 tons of gold each year.
-There are over 200,000 Karlssons and almost 240,000 Anderssons in the country.
-On July 1st of the year 1000, there were only 275 million people on the planet, while today the population of Earth is 7 billion people.
-Researchers calculated that we walk nearly 110,000 miles over our lifetime.
-Americans spend one fifth of their day, or 270 minutes, watching their favorite programs.
-Saturday is the least common birth day with 12% of births.
-According to a report from Cisco, about 90% of all email sent worldwide is spam.
-Denmark has the most mothers in its workforce: 82% of them work after having a baby.
-McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every single second, and you can see how much of each menu item they’ve sold worldwide in real time online here: http://www.everysecond.io/mcdonalds; https://www.youtube.com/user/McDonaldsUS
-According to Bloomberg and based on projections by the Boston Consulting Group, by the year 2020, 3.1 million new members will join the millionaires’ club.
-Bangladesh, a country about the size of Iowa, has a lot more people (165 million) than the biggest country in the world, Russia (144 million).
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