World’s Most Typical Person: Han Chinese Man

National Geographic’s new series, “Seven Billion”, attempts to analyze the world’s of seven billion people.  According to it, the most typical person in the world is a Han-Chinese male. From Wall Street Journal blog:

Nat Geo went on a search for the most typical human face. After crunching the numbers, they discovered their candidate: a 28-year-old male.

According to the magazine, there are nine million people in the world who fit that description.

Not surprisingly, China scores the top spot for both nationality (19% of people are Chinese) and language (13% of people speak Mandarin as their first language).

To discover more about the “most typical person”, see here.

March 4, 2011 3:20 PM
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