Wednesday, May 25, 2005

183.5 Million and Counting

While we all focus on Paris Hilton and her latest demonstration of good taste and hamburger marketing, Sean over at Preposterous Universe has some happy facts. He takes us on a merry walk through the 20th century and the shameful record of human inhumanity to itself. He details the records of the largest number of deaths attributable to human action in this century and it staggers the mind. He does neglect to produce a total so I'll correct that here. 183.5 million humans have died this century worldwide in the largest of the debacles from the 55 million in WWII to the paltry million or so in places such as Mexico during the revolution. Sobering.

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