Get your timer out for this one. A minute goes by pretty quickly. But a whole lot can happen during those 60 seconds. Here are some fascinating things that will happen in the next 60 seconds. Ready? Start timing.
250 babies will be born around the world
It might not seem like a lot for the entire world, but multiply that by how many minutes are in a day. That’s about 360,000 babies being born every single day. And of those 250,113 will be born into poverty and 15 will have birth defects.
The average Australian household will make $0.62 a minute
While the average Australia household will make $0.062 per minute, the average person in the world will make $0.013.
UPS will deliver 11,319 packages
If you break down UPS delivering about 19,100,000 packages and documents per day, it’s not surprising that the company will deliver 11,319 packages every minute.
83,300 people will have sex
At any given minute, approximately 83,300 people will be having sex around the world. Read about the surprising health benefits of having regular sex.
Your heart will beat 60 to 100 times
While a normal heart rate range varies from person to person, on average, your heart will beat 60 to 100 times a minute, according to livescience.com.
Apple Corporation will make US$70,466
Yes, Apple really does make US$70,466 in just one minute, according to Time. Following closely behind Apple is Samsung, who makes US$54,368 per minute. Did you know that the resale value of Apple products is high? Read this to discover why you might want to consider buying second-hand Apple products.
Blood will circulate through your vascular system 3 times
Blood moves pretty quickly. In fact, it’ll circulate through your entire vascular system three times in 60 seconds, according to arheart.com. Keep your blood pressure in check with these tips.
About two violent crimes will be committed in the US
According to the FBI, a violent crime will occur every 26.2 seconds. There will also be one murder every 36 minutes, one robbery every 1.5 minutes, and one aggravated assault every 42 seconds.
You will blink 15 to 20 times
In one minute, you’ll blink 15 to 20 times, according to smithsonianmag.com. (And now that you’re thinking about it, you’ll probably blink even more.) Ever wondered who the Mona Lisa actually was? Here are the facts about the world's most famous blank stare.
An adult heart will pump about 2.273 litres of blood
Your heart is always working overtime. In fact, it pumps about 2.273 litres of blood per minute, which is equal to about 9,092 litres each day, according to arheart.com. Keeping your heart at its healthiest could be as easy as following these health rules.
144 people will move to a new home
In just one minute, 144 people will be packing up their belongings and moving it all to a new home. In fact, “Eight per cent of the world’s adults – roughly 381 million people – say they have moved from one city or area within their country to another in the past five years,” according to news.gallup.com. That's a whole lot of stressed out people. If you're relocating to a new home, try these ideas to help reduce your stress on moving day.
Four earthquakes of magnitude 2 or greater will occur
“The gross approximation is about 4 earthquakes of magnitude 2 or greater in the world every 60 seconds,” according to Lisa A. Wald, science communications, web content manager, and geophysicist for USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center. “Most earthquakes occur along the boundaries of the tectonic plates.”
The world will consume 5.2 million kilograms of food
In 60 seconds, the world will consume 5.2 million kilograms of food. In comparison, during that same minute, the world will also waste about 2.5 million kilograms of food.
430,000 kilograms of garbage will be thrown away in the US
“Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year,” according to dosomething.org. So, if we cut that down to minutes, that’s 430,000 kilograms of garbage tossed away each minute in the United States. Increasingly empty water bottles add to this huge amount of garbage. Here are some surprising facts about bottled water.
This article first appeared on Reader's Digest.