The Scottish Mail on Sunday
There’s not a minute to waste
LOOKING at each second of the day, it is astonishing how much actually takes place.
For example, in a second more than 10,450 Coca-Colas are consumed, there are 47,263 Google searches, 2,366,333 emails are sent and 5,000,000 ants born.
In five seconds, 10,065lb of edible food is thrown away in the USA, 70 trees are felled in rainforests, and a bee flaps its wings 1,350 times.
During any ten seconds, someone is involved in a fatal car crash, a new gun is manufactured, a job is lost and we kill 30 sharks.
Every minute, Nike earns £28,642 and someone working in a Nike factory in Vietnam makes less than a penny. Americans will consume 21,000 slices of pizza, while 18 people will die of starvation elsewhere.
Every hour, we greet 15,000 new babies to the world, 60 people commit suicide, 90,000 chickens will be killed and 183,000 people have sex.
In a whole day, meanwhile, 50trillion cells in your body will die and be replaced, while the Earth will be hit by lightning 8.6million times.