Earth Has 7B People: Calculate Your Number

BBC provides a calculator
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2011 1:57 PM CDT
This 1968 image taken during the Apollo VIII mission and released by NASA shows the planet Earth.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

(Newser) – Planet Earth is going to get its 7 billionth person in coming days, and the BBC marks the occasion with a calculator that estimates what your number is in that mass of humanity. You plug in your birth date, and it computes the figure, along with how many people came before you since the dawn of history. The calculator is here. (While you're at it, see where your income ranks in the great 99-percenter debate.)

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