The population of the earth.
--A professor of the University of Berlin has recently published the result of his researches as to the population of the earth, according to which Europe
contains 272 millions, Asia
720 millions, Africa
89 millions, America 200 millions, and Polynesia 2 millions, making a grand total of 1,283 millions of inhabitants.
At places where deaths are accurately registered, the annual mortality is at least one in forty; the number of deaths must be about 32 millions every year, which gives 87,761 per day, 2,653 per hour, and 60 per minute, so that every second witnesses the extinction of one human life.
An other calculator states that the number of persons who have lived on the earth since the creation is 36,627,740,275,075,855 !