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| | Human World on Jan 31, 2013

Video: How human numbers stack up against everything from bugs to bacteria

Humans on Earth now number 7,063,264,715 … 7,063,264,716 … 7,063,264,717 … Ever wonder how human population numbers stack up against other species?

Hey, Joe.

As of today, it’s estimated that world population is over 7 billion. We humans, though, aren’t the only creatures on this planet. Compared to other species, how successful are we? Joe Hansen at It’s Okay to Be Smart gives the answer in the video below, posted to YouTube January 28, 2013.

U.S. and World Population Clocks

Joe says:

It turns out that biomass, or what things weigh, can be more important than how many of something there are. Find out how our numbers stack up against everything from bugs to bacteria, and get ready for some mind-blowing numbers!

Bottom line: It’s Okay to Be Smart explores numbers of humans, and other species, in a video posted to YouTube January 28, 2013.