As an individual who has spent no small amount of time thinking about how to deal with time [meta-time?], I came across a new way to look at time the other day. Ever thought about what happens over the course of a single minute on our planet?
250 babies are born, 113 of whom are born into poverty.
Lightning strikes the earth 360 times.
5 earthquakes rattle the planet.
The average person on earth earns $0.013 [That's just over a penny.] And Oprah Winfrey makes $523.
[To be fair, this is peanuts compared to what Nike makes in the same time period].
Anyway, for a very cool graphic of 20 or so things that happen in a single minute on earth, take a look at this link, courtesy of Mother Jones's Marian Wang.
And enjoy every little minute of the holidays, wouldja?
Speaking of time, I just found out today [via the dear @linda_grimes] this year will end on a Blue Moon. More on that soon....