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If you give an average of 1 square foot to each person then 7 billion people would need 251.09 square miles in which to stand, whereas the Isle of Wight is only 146 square miles.
Hope that clears that up for you.
...eroding into the sea all the time.
AND LOOK AT ALL THE SAND.
wonderfully concise and infromative posting.
Are people allowed to stand on roofs?
Gives you a good allowance for fatties as well.
that's what the 'interesting fact' has always been - i was just wondering when it stopped being a fact, i.e. when there are too many people for it to be true. Sad times.
...they'd probably have to conscript the channel islands in too :(