**Did you know? **
Time since the birth of Archimedes (2,300 y) *is 5 x* Time since the birth of Shakespeare (460 y)

Number of items in the British Library (150million )

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- Number of mobile/cellular telephone subscribers in the world (2024) (7.41bn )...more would be 50 x Number of items in the British Library
- Number of active users of Facebook (2024) (3.049bn )...more would be 20 x Number of items in the British Library
- Number of base pairs in the human genome (3bn )...more would be 20 x Number of items in the British Library
- Estimated world population of Cattle (1.5 billion individuals)...more would be 10 x Number of items in the British Library
- Number of monthly active users of Douyin (2024) (752million )...more would be 5 x Number of items in the British Library
- Number of monthly active users of Snapchat (2024) (750million )...more would be 5 x Number of items in the British Library
- Estimated world population of domestic Cats (600 million individuals)...more would be 4 x Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Italy (2023) (61million)...more would be 2/5 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Poland (2023) (38million)...more would be 1/4 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Morocco (2023) (37.1million)...more would be 1/4 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Venezuela (2023) (30.52million)...more would be 1/5 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Cameroon (2023) (30.14million)...more would be 1/5 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Karachi, Pakistan (15 million people)...more would be 1/10 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Ningbo, China (7.61 million people)...more would be 1/20 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Paraguay (2023) (7.44million)...more would be 1/20 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Singapore (2023) (5.97million)...more would be 1/25 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Denmark (2023) (5.95million)...more would be 1/25 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2023) (3.81million)...more would be 1/40 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Cape Town, South Africa (3.74 million people)...more would be 1/40 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Yokohama, Japan (3.68 million people)...more would be 1/40 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Buenos Aires, Argentina (3.054 million people)...more would be 1/50 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Wenzhou, China (3.039 million people)...more would be 1/50 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Armenia (2023) (2.989million)...more would be 1/50 of Number of items in the British Library
- Estimated world population of Moose / Elk (1.5 million individuals)...more would be 1/100 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Timor-Leste (2023) (1.476million)...more would be 1/100 of Number of items in the British Library
- Number of active personnel in the Iranian Armed Forces (610,000 )...more would be 1/250 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Cabo Verde (2023) (604,000)...more would be 1/250 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Montenegro (2023) (602,000)...more would be 1/250 of Number of items in the British Library
- Number of active personnel in the South Korean Armed Forces (599,000 )...more would be 1/250 of Number of items in the British Library
- Estimated world population of Gemsbok (373,000 individuals)...more would be 1/400 of Number of items in the British Library
- Number of babies born every day (370,000 )...more would be 1/400 of Number of items in the British Library
- Pop. of Barbados (2023) (303,400)...more would be 1/500 of Number of items in the British Library
- Estimated world population of Mullers Bornean Gibbon (300,000 individuals)...more would be 1/500 of Number of items in the British Library
- High estimate of number of common Chimpanzees (300,000 individuals)...more would be 1/500 of Number of items in the British Library

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