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Old 05-31-2017, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by eschereal View Post
Interesting side question: as I listened to Neil step onto the surface of the moon, everyone in the world at the time had been born before men had walked on the moon; as I watched the rover's camera show the Apollo 17 lunar module blast off, everyone born thereafter was born after men walked on the moon; are there now more people alive born after the end of the Apollo moon program than those born before it?
Heck yes. We passed that milestone around 2001, when the median age of humans on Earth was 26, ergo half of them were born in or after 1975. Now in 2017 the median age is around 30. More than half of humans alive right now were born after Bart Simpson first appeared on television.