On average, 5 people are born every second and 1.78 die.
The average person will spend two weeks in his life
Pubescent girls wait two to four years
So the average adult has over 1,460 dreams a year,
So the average male adult mates 2,580 times with five different people
with the same person. Seventy-nine long years for each of us,
thirty years to love our two lovers each. And if, in a lifetime,
Where are you headed, traveler?
Why does the blood in your veins travel endlessly?
through the traffic of the blood vessels, which if laid out
The great Nile River in Egypt is 4,180 miles long.
Dividing this green earth among all of us
but our brains take only one square foot of it,
if you look outside your window with your mind only,
If you listen to the cat on the rug by the fire with
100 different vocal sounds. Listen to the dog
If you think loneliness is beyond calculation,
ninety-eight miles long to China
or your entire genealogical tree, consider the slug
under an arbitrary light. Think of the deepest point
do you think anyone’s sadness can be deeper? In 1681,
Queen Elizabeth suffered from a fear of roses.
twice. The human heart beats 3 billion times — only — in a lifetime.
every second, it’ll take 3 thousand years, if you’re lucky.
the ocean is bluish, along with the sky and the eyes
in your dreams one blue night of the war
Duration of World War 1: four years, 3 months, 14 days.
A neuron’s impulse takes 1/1000 of a second,
to the Brooklyn Bridge, about 90 minutes,
Time it takes for a flower to wilt after it’s cut from the stem: five days.
Hence the number of happy citizens under the red glow
Number who are sad: maybe 70% on the good days—
when caught up with the second.) So children grow faster in the summer,
which is why the sky now outside your window is bluish
Fact: The world is a beautiful place—once in a while.
-Arkaye Kierulf, “Textbook Statistics” (via pigmenting)
reblogged from leukocytes
originally posted by pigmenting
posted on January 18, 2013