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Over 106 billion people have ever lived on earth

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 11, 2003

Over 106 billion people have ever lived on earth.

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DanNov 11, 2003 at 7:40PM

This is something I’ve always wondered. Thanks!

Steven GarrityNov 11, 2003 at 10:00PM

I’ve been spreading the myth (I know now that it is a myth) that there are more people alive now than have ever lived on earth. I sounded smart when I said it.

SchmeldingNov 12, 2003 at 1:56AM

I wonder how many McHamburgers that equals?

BradNov 12, 2003 at 9:11AM

Pure conjecture.

mptNov 13, 2003 at 10:56PM

How many people have ever lived on Earth? Short answer: “Almost all of them.”

jojoNov 14, 2003 at 2:06AM

I just drove by a McDonalds and their tote board is up to “99 billion served.”

dowingbaNov 14, 2003 at 1:27PM

It’s been at 99 billion served for like 10 years now. My theory is that they’re easily over the 100 billion mark now but it would be too costly to modify all the signs to include that extra digit.

MikeNov 16, 2003 at 2:30AM

Billions and billions served. It sounds like a gangbang porno advert.

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