Facts of the world from the last ONE MINUTE of your life
Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie BLOG 22nd January 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
Interesting Facts of the world from the last ONE MINUTE of your life!
“During your first minute of reading this:”
During the first minute of your time reading this, an estimated 255 babies were born.
During the same minute, an estimated 107 people died (almost 6% of the people who died in that minute, died of a fully preventable ailment – hunger). This is an overage of 147 people, increasing the global population by around 80 MILLION every year.
In just 1 minute: 141 MILLION email messages were sent, and 775,000 searches were completed on Google.com.
Google has 200M searches per day
There were 360 million internet users in 2000. This year, there are almost FOUR BILLION
In just 1 minute: 43,000 TONS of Carbon dioxide (CO2) were emitted into the world, 56,674 barrels of oil were pumped from the earth (1 barrel equals 42 gallons)
The 23 million residents of the US state of Texas emit more carbon dioxide than the entire population of sub-Saharan Africa, which is 720 million people.
In just 1 minute: Over 10 MILLION cigarettes were smoked
Every day, the average person inhales about 20,000 liters of air.
Smoking deaths – Around 5.4 million deaths a year worldwide (1,205 per day US only)
In just 1 minute: $220M was spent on illegal drugs.
In just 1 minute: 10 people died as a result of water pollution (Water pollution accounts for the death of 14,000 per day) http://environment.about.com/od/environmentalevents/a/waterdayqa.htm
In just 1 minute: 34 people were diagnosed with cancer
Over 12 million new cancer cases were diagnosed and 8.8 million cancer deaths (about 20,000 cancer deaths a day) occurred worldwide in 2015 Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally.
In just 1 minute: 2 people died in a road accident
An estimated 1.3 million deaths occur each year worldwide due to road accidents
The World Health Organisation (WHO) report of the 56.4 million deaths worldwide in 2015, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15 million deaths in 2015. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years.
- Ischaemic heart disease 8.76m
- Stroke 6.24m
- Lower respiratory infections 3.19m
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 3.17m
- Trachea ,bronchus, lung cancers 1.69m
- Diabetes mellitus 1.59m
- Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias 1.54m
- Diarrhoeal diseases 1.39m
- Tuberculosis (TB) 1.37m
- Road injuries 1.34m
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. But in the figures above deaths by cancer are shown within the category affected e.g Lung Cancer in Trachea ,bronchus, lung cancers
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked mewhat I wanted to be when I grew up. – I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. – John Lennon
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
How many retirees to change a light bulb? Only one, but it might take all day.
Love is…getting through a crisis together.
TRACK OF THE DAY
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Highest Chart Position: No.1 7th December 2013