News: Are You Typical? The Planet's Most Archetypal Face Composited

Are You Typical? The Planet's Most Archetypal Face Composited

Does this man look vaguely familiar? A neighbor or former co-worker, perhaps?

Are You Typical? The Planet's Most Archetypal Face Composited

You might think you recognize him, but this individual is actually the face of 7 billion. Composited with endless photos taken from the world's massive population, he represents an analytically deduced median: a 28-year-old Han Chinese man. The Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing has drawn data for the past ten years to come up with this archetypal image, as well as the following stats:

Of the world's population...

  • 13% speak Mandarin, 5% Spanish, 5% English.
  • 19% are Chinese, 17% Indian, 4% American.
  • 33% are Christian, 21% Muslim, 13% Hindu.
  • 40% work in services, 33% in agriculture, 22% in industry.
  • 51% live in urban environments, 49% in rural.
  • 82% are literate.

How typical are you? Comment below.

SOURCE National Geographic

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2 Comments

To clarify: 5% of the World speak English as their first language. It's the most commonly taught second language with an estimated 20-30% of the world speaking it.

sooo the most typical person is probably one of my cousins.

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