Surprise Surprise – Ron Paul Gets More Visitors to his Website than Clinton or Obama

Over the last month:


How High Would Stacking the Cost of the Iraq War Be?

Cost of Iraq War (as of this writing): $464,160,000
Height of 1000 1 dollar bills: 4.3 inches
Height of 1,000,000 1 dollar bills: 358.3333 feet
Height of 1,000,000,000 1 dollar bills: 678.661 miles

Height of 464,160,000: 315,007.576 miles

That’s enough to (remember, this is the bills laying on their side, so it looks something like this: ||||||||, except for the moon):
• Go from the East Coast of the U.S. to the West Coast 105 times
• Wrap around the Earth 12 times at the equator
• Go to the moon and halfway back

Chinese Weapons Statistics – War with China? I think not

Number of aircraft carriers in China: 0

Number of aircraft carriers in the U.S.: 11 with one under construction

Number of American nukes: 9938

Number of Chinese nukes: 130

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And the answer is….

A. 11 percent is not correct.
Currently, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about 11 percent of the global population of 6.7 billion people.
By 2050, the region’s share is expected to increase to 19 percent. In fact, sub-Saharan Africa is projected to account for over one-third of all world population growth by 2050.
While the region is currently experiencing economic growth averaging 5-6 percent, per capita income stands at only $840 (or $1,990, if adjusted for purchasing power). Almost half of all people in sub-Saharan Africa still live on less than $1 a day.
B. 18 percent is not correct.
Nigeria, with 132 million people, is Africa’s most populous country – and accounts for 18 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population. At $148 billion, the country also has the region’s second-largest economy.
Other relatively large economies in the region are Angola, Sudan and Kenya.
In total, sub-Saharan Africa’s economic output is $1.48 trillion – comparable to that of Russia, about one-eighth that of the United States and equal to 3 percent of world GDP.
C. 35 percent is correct.
One country – South Africa – generates 35 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s total economic output. The country, which has a GDP of about $521 billion (according to the World Bank), accounts for only about 6 percent of the region’s population.
However, even with South Africa’s relatively high income, its per capita GDP – at $11,000 – is only one-third that of major industrialized countries.
D. 62 percent is not correct.
The ten most populous sub-Saharan African countries (excluding South Africa) are Nigeria, Ethiopia, Congo, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Together, they have 62 percent of the region’s population – nearly ten times South Africa’s share. And yet at $513 billion, their collective GDP is less than the output of South Africa, the region’s economic powerhouse.

Via :: The Boston Globe

What Percentage of sub-Saharan Africa’s Economy is Accounted for by South Africa?

This is Not Yet Eaten #3, but today’s going to be a little different; the statistic is in the form of a question. The answer and the source of the question will be revealed tomorrow. In the mean time, try to guess the answer!

The 47 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have a total of 743 million inhabitants, about as many as the European Union and the United States combined. However, the region accounts for only a small part of the world economy. What percentage of sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is accounted for by one single country, South Africa?

A. 11 percent B. 18 percent C. 35 percent D. 62 percent

O’Reilly Factor Has 3x the Rating of Olbermann — How Does This Happen?

Usually I try to be impartial, but this is one subject I feel a wee bit strong about.

How does this happen?!


Statistics for September 24:

O’Reilly Factor- 2,426,000 viewers
Out in the Open – 419,000 viewers
Countdown w/ Olbermann- 802,000 viewers
Fast Money- 154,000 viewers
Nancy Grace – 521,000 viewers

source: Inside Cable News

How Many People in the U.S. are Named George Bush?

How many people in the U.S. are named…


…George Bush?
Logo There are
people with the name George Bush in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

…Hillary Clinton?
Logo There is
person with the name Hillary Clinton in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Requests (again)

I’d just like to remind everybody that if there’s a statistics, maps, numbers, etc. that they would like to see, please request it at Obviously, replace (at) with ‘@’ and (dot) with ‘.’. Just in case you didn’t get that.

The Mathematical Equations of Global Warming


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By Craig Damrauer

Not Yet Eaten  #2