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Published on Jan 28, 2013

Life. There's just so MUCH of it. How much?
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There are now more than 7 billion human beings on Earth, and that got me wondering: How successful are we compared to other species? I take a look at out how our numbers stack up to some other domains of life. It turns out that biomass, or what things weigh, can be more important than how many of something there are. Find out how our numbers stack up against everything from bugs to bacteria, and get ready for some mind-blowing numbers!

For more on the numbers in the video, check out the blog: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/...

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Written and hosted by Joe Hanson
Produced by Painted On Productions (http://www.paintedon.com/)

Music:
Whalehawk: http://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/137257

Clips from this episode via:
"Aspens" by Altitude Filmworks: http://vimeo.com/50345182
"Golden Aspen Meadow" by David Huting: http://vimeo.com/9695494
Red-billed queleas by Antero Topp: http://youtu.be/3_zLeu5n4yM
Bacterial growth: http://youtu.be/gEwzDydciWc
Dengue virus infection: http://youtu.be/0PUsdv1kDTc

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