Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sunday Salmagundi

I came across this fun site. Called ‘Anagram Genius’ there’s a free download for a trial version. It offers tons of ‘smart’ options and responds with thousands of choices. You can select among types of dictionaries used, serious and funny words, and so on. Here is the site. Below are a few that I found.

My Name: Pamela A. Lach
Apache llama.

Ha! A pale clam.

Heap call AMA

Eh! A call. A map.

I couldn’t resist: George W. Bush

He grew bogus.

Whose bugger?

Where bugs go.

Ugh brews ego.

The name of this blog: Dialogues and Ideologues
Good! Use sound, agile ideal

Ole! Guide dog undoes alias.

People People People

Yesterday (Saturday) the earth’s population hit 6.5 billion. It’s a hard number to imagine.
Here’s an interesting way to try:

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According to the Population Reference Bureau, there were only 310 million people on the planet in the year 1000.

Back in the year 1900, there were 1.6 billion. The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Today we are at 6.5 billion, and the average live expectancy is about 77 years.
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Experts agree that most future population growth will take place in Asia, followed by Africa. There are 261 babies born every minute around the world. At this rate the earth will be populated with 106 billion people in forty-six years.

Back in the 1970’s the United Nations studied the issue. They asked: How many people could be supported on earth today (1970) with the standard of living of the average American? The answer? Five-hundred million.

You can find these and lots of fascinating information about population, world growth, impacts and suggestions at the:

Population Reference Bureau:

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