Thursday, April 1, 2010

Quarter of a Century

25 years ago the population of the earth was only 4,834,206,631 and the latest count is restless and expanding at 6,790,062,216. 25 years ago, gas cost about $1.08, and a movie ticket cost about $2.75. 25 years ago, someone made the first mobile phone call in the UK. The Titanic wreckage was located 25 years ago. 25 years ago, CDs and the first version of Microsoft Windows is released to consumers.

In 20 years, a Sequoia sappling could grow to 65 feet tall. In 25 years, a blue whale has only reached less then half of it's optimal lifespan. In Colonial America, the average lifespan of a person was under 25 years old. According to the internet, (rounded up) You could walk around the world 5 times in 25 years. After doing some math, I discovered that you could also circumnavigate the world in a ship about 182 times within the span of 25 years.

Some things rot to nothing in 25 years. Some things haven't even finished growing. Others kind of level out.

And which one will I be?


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