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It's a Small WorldIf we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following.
There would be:
52 would be female
70 would be nonwhite
70 would be non-Christian
89 would be heterosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death
1 would own a computer
When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for both acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both were shot in the head.
Both were shot in the presence of their wives.
The Secretary of each President warned them not to go to the theater and to Dallas, respectively.
Lincoln's Secretary was named Kennedy.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both successors were named Johnson.
Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
from the theater and was captured in a warehouse.
Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before their trials.
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