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This map really puts global population distribution into perspective.


Half the world’s population lives in these 6 countries

(via katiecouric)

A look at population density in Europe.


Population cartogram of the EU

A look at urbanization at its extreme - Kawloon was once considered the most densely populated area in the world.


Via overstate, one of the most fascinating places there ever was, and one of the chief inspirations for THE LEVELS:

Kowloon Walled City | A population density nightmare

Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned Chinese settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong, comprising of 350 interconnected high-rise buildings where 33,000 residents lived within a plot measuring just 210 meter by 120 meter. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II and reached a peak of 33,000 residents in 1987. When it was demolished in 1993-94, it was thought to be the most densely populated place on earth.

(via supplyside)

Danish travel agents offering “Ovulation discounts” to help increase the birthrate.


To Encourage Holiday Sex That Results In Babies, A Danish Campaign Offers “Ovulation Discount”

Spies Travel offers an “ovulation discount” on city vacations and a three-year supply of baby stuff for Danes who get knocked up.

Copenhagen is routinely named one of the best, most liveable cities in the world (except if you’re a giraffe). But despite also being pegged as some of the world’s happiest people, the country’s birth rate sits at a 27-year low.

Travel agency brand Spies Travel and agency Robert/Boisin & Like-Minded recently decided to try and kickstart the production of a new generation of Danes with a new patriotic/sexy time campaign called “Do It For Denmark.” Studies showed that Danes have 46% more sex on vacation and that 10% of all Danish babies are conceived abroad. The campaign is offering an ovulation discount to anyone who wants to go on a romantic city break and get pregnant. Not only that, if you can prove you conceived during the trip, you could win a three-year supply of baby supplies and a family-friendly holiday.

Agency creative director and partner Heinrich Vejlgaard says that Spies Travel is a very familiar brand that is best known for package holidays. The brief was to connect Spies Travel to city holidays too, since awareness is low on these types of offers.

"We did some research and realized that it’s mainly couples that go on these city trips and looking at our own experience in foreign cities it always been sort of romantic trips with lots of extra bed action," says Vejlgaard. "At the same time we stumbled over low birth rate fact and an idea sparked that if just more people would go travel we wouldn’t have this crisis in the first place. In order to give people an extra encouragement to travel we needed an extra incentive, that’s how the competition and the Ovulation Discount emerged. "

Last year the agency’s campaign for Spies tackled winter depression by sending solar mannequins on holiday to see how much energy they got. “That created quite a bit of PR here in Denmark, so it felt like a natural follow up to try to solve the declining birth rate too,” says Vejlgaard.

No one has sent in any pregnancy proof just yet, but Vejlgaard is confident they’ll see some entries within the next nine months. “Now we cross our fingers for a little baby boom,” he says.

(From FastCompany,

An interesting look at the global population.


A billion people live in each color [600x354]

A graphic look at the aging of the US population.



As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”

See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here

Anyone else find it intriguing that there will be more people over the age of 85 in 2060 than there will be people in their late 70s?

(via washingtonpost)

An interesting look at global population changes in various countries by 2050.


Population losers: The populations ofJapan, Russia and Germany are expected to decrease by more than 10% by 2050. For Japan, this means a loss of 19 million residents; for Russia, 23 million; and for Germany, 10 million.