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You just gotta love the cool infographics from NPR productions, and no, this wasn't for a special on cocktails.  7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast? is a clever vid that uses coloured liquids to help us visualise the growing population rates of different continents and regions.  As you can guess, higher birth rates means faster liquid intake, while modern advances in medicine and technology mean slower death rates as show by reduced liquids dripping out the bottom.

The U.N. estimates that the world’s population will pass the 7 billion mark on Monday. [Oct 31st, 2011]

As NPR’s Adam Cole reports, it was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population.

Estimated world population in billions


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