Wednesday, September 29, 2010

In The Next Three Seconds...

  1. Your heart will beat nearly three times.
  2. The human population will increase by nine.
  3. Americans will eat 6,000 eggs.
  4. Three teddy bears will be given as gifts.
  5. The place where you are now on Earth will revolve 0.87 mile eastward.
  6. Rodents will eat enough to feed 19 starving people.
  7. Enough tourists to fill a bus will arrive somewhere.
  8. 18 years' worth of television will be watched by people around the world.
  9. Irish people will drink 200 potfuls of tea.
  10. 93 trees will be cut down to make the liners for disposable diapers.

Whew! That's A LOT to think about.

I got these ten facts straight from a short book titled (you guessed it) In The Next Three Seconds... It's by Rowland Morgan, and illustrated by Rod and Kira Josey. A family member rented it from a libary, and, well, one thing led to another...and suddenly I found my hands on it, unable to put it down. It's simply fascinating to think that these ten things (and trust me, there are quite a few more), have already happened since I began writing this post, and are happening right now, and will be happening three seconds after the previous three seconds ends...if that makes any sense at all.

Just felt like sharing, because some of these things seriously blew my mind.

Ever heard of this book? You have? Great! You haven't, well, check it out! :) You'll be stunned, to say the least. (It goes all the way up to "In the next three million years...".)

I'd like to know, did you find any of these facts interesting? I find numbers six, eight, and ten insanely interesting...with six being quite disturbing.

Well, that ends my post for today. Thanks for reading, and, as always, write on! :)


  1. It's amazing what book ideas some people come up with! I love facts books. And yeah, my little rodent hamster probably ate enough just to save half a starving person (I just put new food into her bowl).

  2. That sounds very interesting! I'm going to have to find it. I can't believe we eat that many eggs every three seconds! Who are these crazy egg people? : )

  3. I love facts like that! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I'm a sucker for numbered lists. The magazines I pick up all offer to tell me how I can do something in 10 easy steps.

    I found #6 particularly interesting as I recently did a post about a rodent.

    I may just have to pick up this book.

  5. I'm a new follower and fellow crusader.

    I like this post. Lists make me think in double-time. What I mean is that when I see number 2 then I automatically wonder by how much did the population decrease by in the same amount of time and which is greater? Not really for arguments sake but just because I can't stop the pondering once it starts.

    Now I want to get this book. Fun post!

  6. Thanks for following. :)

    (Yep, I tend to think deeper into things like that as well, so when I read all these facts, my head was spinning!)

  7. We left you something on our blog this morning. Thanks for following and good luck!
    erica and christy