15 Fascinating Things That Will Happen in the Next 60 Seconds
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A minute goes by pretty quickly–and a New York minute seems to go by even quicker. 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. By the way, don’t miss these facts you’ve always believed but are actually false.
The average American household will make $0.096
While the average American household will make $0.096 per minute, the average person in the world will make $0.013. In contrast, Oprah Winfrey will make about $523 and, according to businessinsider.com, Warren Buffet will make about $25,694. You won’t believe these 16 jaw-dropping facts about money.
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.
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 will make $70,466
Yes, Apple really does make $70,466 in just one minute, according to Time. Following closely behind Apple is Samsung, who makes $54,368 per minute.
Blood will circulate through your entire vascular system three times
Blood moves pretty quickly. In fact, it’ll circulate through your entire vascular system three times in 60 seconds, according to arheart.com. Check out these other mind-blowing things you had no idea your body accomplished today.
About two violent crimes will be committed in the United States
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 won’t believe these astonishing facts about each of the 50 states.
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.)
Two auto thefts will be committed in the United States
One motor vehicle theft will occur every 44.1 seconds. Not to mention, one burglary will occur every 14.4 seconds, one larceny-theft will occur every 5.1 seconds, and one property crime will occur every 3.5 seconds, according to the FBI.
An adult heart will pump about five quarts of blood
Your heart is always working overtime. In fact, it pumps about five quarts of blood per minute, which is equal to about 2,000 gallons each day, according to arheart.com. Give your body a pat on the back for these other 15 incredible things the body does every minute.
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 percent 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. Don’t miss these other 46 weird facts you’ve never heard before.
Four earthquakes of magnitude 2 or greater will occur around the world
“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 11.5 million pounds of food
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950,186 pounds of trash will be thrown away in the United States
“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 950,186 pounds of trash tossed away each minute in the United States. Next, check out these 100 interesting facts about practically everything.