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
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.