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Who is the world's seven billionth baby ?


Posted on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 | Comment icon 34 comments


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As the population reaches 7 billion, nobody is quite sure who the 7 billionth person actually is.

Reports from multiple countries have been pouring in claiming that a baby born there is the official 7 billionth, however nobody has been able to agree on who is right. The United Nations designated October 31st as the official day on which the milestone was reached, prompting celebrations and festivities worldwide. It wasn't all good news however, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that the growing population would bring with it new challenges as we move on in to the future.

"The United Nations had said that by its best estimates, the world population would reach 7 billion sometime on October 31, but it has said it will not designate a single newborn as the 7-billionth baby, as it did when the global count reached 6 billion in October 1999."

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Comment icon #25 Posted by Orcseeker on 5 November, 2011, 22:17
Then I would count as one of them. I was referring to the taps on society who bring nothing to the table or bring it down. We need to do something soon about our population such as cutting the birth rate dramatically. One day it will be too late and even though we could have done something earlier, we are just being human.
Comment icon #26 Posted by SkyPredator on 10 November, 2011, 16:45
Yea hats all we need another baby like we don't have enough of them , so many welfare case's women who can't afford another mouth to feed . Yea that's what this world needs alright. what's the big freaking deal about the 7th billion baby ? that I don't understand.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Jaguiar on 11 November, 2011, 1:36
1 million 3rd world babies can claim credit.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Betrayal of Humanity on 12 November, 2011, 7:06
Just kill all the murderers, rapists and child molesters for starters if you want some population control. Of course that will never happen since the rights of those vile creatures are more important then the safety of others.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Damrod on 15 November, 2011, 16:35
Well that would be cool if it was that simple...kill the genetic strain....but sadly...like most real time lab experiments...anomalies strike up even in perfectly controlled experimental environments. If killing off/sterilizing the chronically unemployed, or violent lawbreaker worked, it would be too easy. It just doesn't work that way...the aggressor genes can and will show up in even the longest line of pacifist. The reality is to change the mindset of the current mainstream to...."less is more"....less people = more resources and freedom. We have become far too self-cen... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by Orcseeker on 15 November, 2011, 23:55
Well you could wipe out the strain most dominant in these murderers and rapists and the less dominant aggressor genes would show up fewer times and therefore we have a decrease in murderers and rapists taking out their actions in anger.
Comment icon #31 Posted by thatRobGuy on 16 November, 2011, 0:09
Oh nevermind, I assumed this thread was about OctoMom
Comment icon #32 Posted by Soul Kitchen on 16 November, 2011, 1:20
OH MY GOD! You just gave me an idea! Here it is...
Comment icon #33 Posted by LimeGelatin on 16 November, 2011, 5:54
How about we kill all the arrogant self centered b******* who think they deserve to wake up and breathe my oxygen more than a mother and her children in the yucatan. It sucks that humanity as a whole is going to place great strain on our earth, but to single out groups of people who deserve to die is not okay.
Comment icon #34 Posted by Betrayal of Humanity on 16 November, 2011, 13:19
If someone does an act of "evil" towards another they should be punished with death. I am sick of people saying how we need to have a birth limit and complaining about the world being over populated. So instead of there being a birth limit why not kill the "evil" b******* in the world, Child Molesters, Child abusers, Murderers and Rapists. Do you know how many people have suffered at the hands of those creatures who were let out of jail to go and ruin more lives? No one is saying evil will be gotten rid of by doing this, but it will get rid of those who have committed evil ... [More]


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