100 Interesting Facts About the Economy:

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by eric/, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. eric/ Guest

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    I thought this was pretty cool (no idea how accurate this stuff is)

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    One that really struck me:

    Couple of other interesting ones:

    and this one is hilarious:

    hahaha :D
     
  2. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    What does the number of friend connections on FB have to do with the number of humans that have lived in the last 52k years?

    Dumb statistics are dumb. FWIW, I believe that's also roughly the number of stars in the Milky Way.
     
  3. eric/ thread starter Guest

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    Well I think they explained it rather clearly. Yeah it's silly, but it's interesting to think about
     
  4. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    I only see 2 unrelated factoids with no explanation at all (not to mention no connection to the economy). What am I missing?
     
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    What do you need to be explained? I think it's pointing out how massive Facebook and the social interaction and interconnectivity of today's human population.
     

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