If The World Was A Village of 100 People . . . . .

By Meera Dolasia on June 8, 2011

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How often have we heard of statistics like 20% of the world's population lives below the poverty level or 14% are illiterate? While profound, for most of us, it is hard to visualize how severe the issue really is. To make it simpler to understand, Hong Kong based graphic designer Tobt Ng has created a series of designs dubbed the 'World of 100'.

The set of 20 posters graphically depict all these confusing statistics using the assumption that the world comprises of a village of just one hundred people - The result as you can see, is both entertaining and quite illuminating.

These are some stunning statistics, aren't they? To see the rest of his posters go to http://www.toby-ng.com/graphic-design/the-world-of-100

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  • COOLMANFriday, May 1, 2015 at 11:47 am
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      themoonchildFriday, May 1, 2015 at 11:47 am
      the food one was an eye opener, and so was the education one!
      • Luke Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:52 am
        I'm most surprised by the water because people make it sound like so many people have dirty water when in reality it not horrible bad.
        • #grizzly Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:47 am
          It is very intresting to know how many people have food and how do not.
          • GrizzlyFriday, May 1, 2015 at 9:45 am
            Most of us don't understand how fortunate we are and this opens eyes. We should be grateful and overjoyed that we are able to get an education and have support from friends/family/teachers who'll help us to college.
            • #grizzlyFriday, May 1, 2015 at 9:43 am
              I was surprised about the water comparison because I thought that at least a little more had clean water. I was also surprised at the education comparison because I thought that more people went to college.
              • Gaiser126122 #🐻Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:43 am
                The education one surprised me a lot
                • HuntdawgFriday, May 1, 2015 at 9:41 am
                  Sad to see how people suffer through stuff like that. I'm glad for what I have👍 #grizzlies
                  • UrFriday, May 1, 2015 at 9:40 am
                    I was most surprised at the fact that 83 percent has clean water. I thought it would be way less because you hear all of the stories about Africa, that kind of make you think a large population is without water. #Grizzly
                    • GrizzliesFriday, May 1, 2015 at 9:39 am
                      The comparison that surprised me the most was education, because only one person out of 100 had a college education. I believe at least 50% should have a college education in order to live a better lifestyle.

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