If the population of the Earth was only 100

If this world were shrunk to the size of a village of 100 people, what would it look like?

59 would be Asian
14 would be American (North, Central and South)
14 would be African
12 would be European
1 would be from the South Pacific

50 would be women, 50 would be men
30 would be children, 70 would be adults
70 would be nonwhite, 30 would be white
90 would be heterosexual, 10 would be homosexual

33 would be Christians
21 would be Moslems
15 would be Hindus
6 would be Buddhists
5 would be Animists
6 would believe in other religions
14 would be without any religion or atheist.

15 would speak Chinese, Mandarin
7 English
6 Hindi
6 Spanish
5 Russian
4 Arabic
3 Bengali
3 Portuguese
The other would speak Indonesian, Japanese, German, French, or some other language.

In such a village with so many sorts of folks, it would be very important to learn to understand people different from yourself and to accept others as they are. Of the 100 people in this village: -

20 are underonurished
1 is dying of starvation, while 15 are overweight.

Of the wealth in this village, 6 people own 59% (all of them from the United States), 74 people own 39%, and 20 people share the remaining 2%.

Of the energy of this village, 20 people consume 80%, and 80 people share the remaining 20%.

20 have no clean, safe water to drink
56 have access to sanitation
15 adults are illiterate
1 has a university degree
7 have computers

In one year, 1 person in the village will die, but in the same year, 2 babies will be born, so that at the year’s end the number of villagers will be 101.

If you do not live in fear of death by bombardment, armed attack, landmines, or of rape or kidnapping by armed groups, then you are more fortunate than 20 who do.

If you can speak and act according to your faith and your conscience without harassment, imprisonment, torture or death, then you are more fortunate than 48 who can not.

If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet and spare change somewhere around the house, then you are among the richest 8.

If you can read this message, that means you are probably lucky!

Are they posters on Forumosa?

4 post on forumosa
2 post on Dave’s esl
1 posts on tealit, but deletes his posts immediately.

One would hope that would include 50 Asian women.

[quote]If this world were shrunk to the size of a village of 100 people, what would it look like? …

15 would speak Chinese, Mandarin …[/quote]
No, not that many. Eight would be a lot closer.

Yes, but how many of them can write backwards in cursive?

One. Just me.

Let’s make this more relevant to forumosa. Create a forumosa.com village.

If the number of posters was shrunk down to 100,

How many of them would be living in Taiwan and how many not?

How many would be moderators?

How many of them would be male and how many female?

How many of them would know Dead lyrics off the top of their heads?

How many would be American, Canadian, British, Irish, Australian, Kiwis, South African, Taiwanese, German, Danish, French, Swiss, Dutch, Japanese, …uh… (help me out here, people)

How many of them would hold Taiwanese passports but not look like your average Taiwanese person?

How many would be fluffy?

How many would want to be fluffed?

How many would think that two f’s together looks funny… or rather, ffunny? :laughing:

How many would have the word “man” in their names?

How many would be using a part of their real names?

How many could swear in Mandarin (besides the usual “gan ni ma”?)

How many could swear in French (besides the usual “merde”…and no, neither “zut alors” nor “sacre bleu” is swearing)

How many do yoga?

How many would take up yoga if it meant they could

How many people would know how I was going to end that sentence?

How many of them have bank accounts?

How many of them are actually allowed to withdraw from their bank accounts without their wives having to give them permission?

How many have cell phones?

How many use their cell phones as doorstops so that they are no longer collecting dust (aka, paperweights that ring)?

How many even know how to use a cellphone?

How many people are still reading this post?

[quote=“ImaniOU”]Yes, but how many of them can write backwards in cursive?

One. Just me.[/quote]

hey, that’s pretty cool! :slight_smile:

A trick I picked up by accident when I thought I could get my right hand to write better if I mirror wrote with my left.

A few years later, I learned the real secret to improve my right hand dexterity:

Fracture my left wrist.

I only wish I hadn’t figure that out during finals week my freshman year of uni.


Ooh, how many members of our forumosan village would have participated in the great Hello Kitty avatar fest of 2005?

How many have complete sets of Hello Kitty magnets?

How many hate Hello Kitty in spite of this?

[quote=“ImaniOU”]Yes, but how many of them can write backwards in cursive?

One. Just me.[/quote]

SHE’S A WITCH, [color=red]BURN HER!!![/color]