So Many a Second fills your computer screen with cascading graphic icons. Each one represents an event — a birth, a death, or one of the great many things in between — that’s occurring somewhere every single moment. It’s a simple, striking way to visualize otherwise abstract statistics.
You can make the site rain babies (4.2 are born each second), cell phones (27 are sold each second), cars (1.6 are produced each second), or stars (200 are born each second). The site’s least surprising stat? The thousands of porn searches that took place in the time it took you to read this sentence.
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