Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where do you fit?

Randy's challenge for this week follows:

"It's Saturday Night again -- and time for more Genealogy Fun!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Use the Population Counter on the BBC News website to determine your place in the current world population, and your place in all of history (of course, these are estimates...see the website for how they calculated this).  Enter your birth date into the fields and click on "Go."

2)  Tell us about your results in your own blog post, as a Comment on this blog post, or as a status line in Facebook or a Stream post on Google Plus.  For extra credit, show us the image from the website with your information on it."

I followed  Randy's suggestions and input my birthdate. The world's population has trebled since my birth - I must be pretty old!

Australia's growth rate is 1.7% per annum.

Randy indicated that "Average life expectancy in the USA is 78 years, with Females at 80.5 years and males at 75.4 years" and lamented that he hasn't a lot of time left to compltete his family history research.  I was interested and pleased to see that those of us who live in Australia have a longer life expectancy than our friends in the US, so I have more time to spend on family history!

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