Unlikely data

I don’t see any need to know these things:

  • If the US Federal debt of $8 trillion or so were paid in dollar bills the height of the pile would reach to the moon four times. One million, five hundred and twenty four thousand kilometres.

  • The number of modern Homo Sapiens believed ever to have lived: about 15 times the current world population: one hundred seven billion people. Almost all of them now blowing in the wind (7,452,000,000 tonnes of dust and water).

  • The country with the oldest median age? Not Japan but Monaco (about 46 years). The median of medians is 28 years, but skewness is common when you’re tiny.

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