INFO SCIENCE: Check out this cute little page of "live" earth stats. It'd be fun to take the calculations for this site and change the meters so that they look like an odometer (complete with rolling and all).
• The data is somewhat correct for 2003-2004 years and most of the times for 2005 too.
• Uses your computer's clock, so if you are curious how much we will have HIV-infected in 2050 then just change your system time to 2050. Please note that it will just calculate values based on current statistics.
• Please note that we're unable to "track" recent events like earthquake or war fatalities, since there are no available to public statistic about such events.
Be sure to check out a few of the doom statistics, like "topsoil erosion from farmlands (metric tons) this year" and "topsoil erosion from farmlands (metric tons) this year."
And what's up with "lightning strikes to earth this year" being so high? Can that be correct?