Who Is the World’s Most Typical Person?

In a world of 7 bil­lion peo­ple, who is the most “typ­i­cal”? That’s the ques­tion Nation­al Geo­graph­ic asks (and answers) in a visu­al­ly engag­ing video that kicks off a year-long look at glob­al pop­u­la­tion issues. Nation­al Geo­graph­ic’s web­site now hosts a fea­ture arti­cle that pref­aces the series and also an accom­pa­ny­ing pho­to gallery.

On a rather relat­ed note, we’re all watch­ing the news in Japan go from bad to worse. First an earth­quake. Then a tsuna­mi. Now a poten­tial nuclear dis­taster. If you want to give a hand, con­sid­er mak­ing a dona­tion to the Japan­ese relief effort. Char­i­ty­Nav­i­ga­tor will help you eval­u­ate spe­cif­ic char­i­ties oper­at­ing in Japan and avoid scams. A decent place to begin

via Brain Pick­ings

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