- Rising rates of intermarriage are helping to dissipate ethnic and religious
- Death rates from cancer are shrinking.
- The birth rate among teenage mothers is the lowest it has been in six decades.
- Levels of literacy and education and political freedom are steadily growing
all over the world.
- If forced to decide between having a bigger penis and living in a world
where there was no war, 90 percent of all men would pick universal
- The rivers and bays of New York City are reborn, having been cleansed of
raw sewage and industrial pollution in recent years.
- You have at least a million relatives as close as tenth cousin, and no one
on Earth is any farther removed than your 50th cousin.
- With every dawn, when first light penetrates the sea, many seahorse
colonies perform a dance to the sun.
- With each breath, you take into your body 10 sextillion atoms, and —
owing to the wind’s ceaseless circulation — over a year’s time you have
intimate relations with oxygen molecules exhaled by every person alive, as
well as by everyone who ever lived.
- There are always so many fragments of spider legs floating in the air that
you are constantly inhaling them wherever you go.
- The world has become dramatically more peaceful since 1992. The
number of wars, coup d’etats, and acts of genocide has declined by 40
percent. Weapons sales between countries have dropped 33 percent
during the same time, and the number of refugees has diminished by 45
- An average cloud is the same weight as 100 elephants.
- The average human life expectancy is 30 years more than it was a
century ago, and is still climbing. Many scientists believe there is no
absolute limit to the human life span.
- Some Christians really do love their enemies, as Jesus recommended.
- The five most beautiful words in the English language are luminous,
crucible, melody, undulates, and gratitude.
- In the next 24 hours, 200 million people will make love on this planet, as
they do every day of every year.A river requires a million years to move a grain of sand 100 miles.