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We’re All Minorities Compared To These Manhattan Residents


Everyone would agree that a million is a lot and a billion is even more, but these types of numbers are hard to intuitively understand. So while you may nod and say, "wow" approvingly when told that there are more than a billion ants living in Manhattan, I bet you have a slightly more visceral reaction when you see how that number dwarfs the number of human residents:

Human vs. Ant Residents of NYC

Human vs. Ant Residents of NYC by Neil McCoy at

Powerful, eh?

If you're intrigued, check out the original blog post at "How Many Ants Live In NYC?"

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