Archive for April 25th, 2009

Carnival of Mathematics #51: The Return

April 25, 2009

clown at the carnivalThe Carnival is Back…it was just taking a little vacation.  This issue, the Resurrection Carnival,  is being hosted by squareCircleZ and comes complete with a reference to Area 51.

Incidentally, I was browsing his sitemap and, learned that three years ago he wrote an article that answered a question I’ve been wondering about for a while.  I heard a while back that there are more people alive today than dead.  This didn’t really make sense, but I wasn’t certain what the numbers would even be.  It turns out to be false, and in reality about 5 to 6% of the people who have ever lived are alive today.   There’s more information here.

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