Saturday, March 21, 2009

So I found this today. Quite an interesting concept. One thing buried in the middle of it was this fascinating statistic about malaria
It is particularly prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world and kills an African child every 30 seconds, according to the World Health Organization.

There are an estimated 300 million acute cases of malaria each year globally, resulting in more than one million deaths, the WHO reports.

So malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds and there are a total of 1 million malaria deaths a year. 60 minutes in an hour. 24 hours in a day. 365 days in a year. So: 60 times 24= 1440 (1440 minutes in a day.) 1440 times 365= 525600 (525600 minutes in a year.) 525600 times 2 = 1,051,200 30 second blocks in a year. I guess all million of those malaria deaths lived in Africa and they were all kids.

Not that any of that was important or anything I just found it interesting. Plus I like to maintain my title as Supreme Guardian of Truth in the Media.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Well, they DID say MORE than a million...

As an FYI: www.nothingbutnets.net
(not as glamorous as a laser gun, of course)