Site of the week:
Worldometers: real time world statistics (worldometers.info)
Credit: Worldometers belongs to Dadax, a private company. The chief project co-ordinator is Sir Thomasson. The managing director is Peter Collins.
About: Run by “an international team of developers, researchers and volunteers,” Worldometers presents a huge range of mostly volatile statistics about the state of the real world, updating in real time.
Explore: Want to watch the world’s human population increase, at the rate of three or four births per second? This is the place. Or you can gauge the number of cars produced this year compared with the number of bikes. Or measure the number of Tweets sent so far today or the number of Google searches conducted. Abortions this year? Infant deaths this year? The numbers mount, and mount, before your eyes. Click on the meter for Current World Population and a wealth of additional information appears.
Rating: 7 . . . er, 8 . . . er, 9/10. The numbers just keep rising.