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15 October 1999

World Party

The United Nations designated Tuesday, October 12 as the "Day of 6 Billion," the likely day when the world population will reach that mark. (There's more info at the PBS TV site http://www.pbs.org/sixbillion/.) That's a lot of people! If all 6 billion of us agreed to get together for a world party, where would we have to go? What country or landmass would just hold us all? Make reasonable assumptions about crowding, don't worry about details like comfort or bathrooms, and (as a science teacher, I love saying this) show your work! What if we all jumped in the air at once?

World Party image by Orin.
World Party image by DMS student Orin for the
Dunn Middle School 20th anniversary reunion next June!

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