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This article was published on November 10, 2011

    These huge numbers show the miracle behind your life today [Infographic]

    These huge numbers show the miracle behind your life today [Infographic]
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell

    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    A fascinating new infographic from visual.ly looks at the probability behind the existence of each and every person in the world today. If you’re alive and reading this post, then congratulations on achieving what is statistically near-impossible.

    The overview explains:

    What are the odds that you exist, as you, today? Author Ali Binazir attempts to quantify the probability that you came about and exist as you today and reveals that the odds of you existing are almost zero.

    You can see a full size version on the visual.ly site here

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    This is one of those examples in which maths and data can put that which may seem ordinary on a daily basis into greater perspective.

    If these numbers got you thinking, why not take a moment to go to a quiet place to reflect or ask someone what the meaning of life really is.

    [Image courtesy of Yaro / Shutterstock.com]