Today’s xkcd comic is mesmerising. Entitled “Frequency”, it shows the estimated average frequency of certain things happening in the world. For instance, a fishing boat catching a shark happens every time your heart beats. China builds cars far more frequently than Japan, Germany, or the US. There are roughly three births every second. An iPhone screen is broken somewhere in the world roughly every second. The only one which I haven’t see occur yet is the eruption of Old Faithful, though if I stare at the screen for 1.5 hours, I will see it flash!
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