If The Whole World's Population Lived As Densely As In Mumbai, Everyone Could Fit In Romania

November 13, 2018

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This is a chart created by Chetan Sharma that shows that if the entire world's population of 7.7-billion lived as densely packed as people do in the Indian city of Mumbai, we could all fit in Romania. For reference, Romania is about a third the size of Texas. Granted people would be dying left and right from no access to food or water (and who forgot to put on deodorant?), but we would all fit there, albeit briefly before we're corpses. Plus it would make it even easier for me to gift the world back to the plants and animals since I wouldn't need nearly as large a bomb to wipe out what's left of humanity. I wouldn't even need a big red button, I could probably use a small green one. Possibly just a little toggle switch.

Thanks to hairless, who invited me to live on the moon, which I accepted. Dibs on the Crater Of Doom!

  • The_Wretched

    It's amazing they don't have mass murders constantly.

  • Doog

    Getting a license for a gun takes years in India. However, someone with a knife could do about as much damage in Mumbai as a person could in America with a semi-automatic rifle.

  • The_Wretched

    On my trip there, they had everything that was remotely a weapon on lock down. I had to get a regular pair of scissors for paper cutting from the security desk. And they had armed soldiers at critical places like air ports.

  • Doog

    That's genuinely interesting. I hadn't thought about how other weapons/weapon-like objects might be handled

  • Jenness

    Mumbai sounds like an awful place to live. I'll take Antartica or a Cave in Siberia over that.

  • Tigerh8r

    Hmmm ... that would be totally unsustainable.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Good. Now do Manila.

    Edit:Quick back-of-the-google calculation... Mumbai is 73% of the density as Manila.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    ...but only 50% as dense as Melania.

  • Interesting, but I like people best at a distance, so this would suck. Probably be good for plants and animals, not so much for humans.

  • KiritoSlayedGoblins

    You should talk about UP not mumbai

  • Steve Spivey

    Yes, everyone should be talking about the Right Said Fred album "Up".

  • skeptic

    Don't talk just kiss cause I'm too sexy...

  • Doog

    Yes, I'm aware he actually meant Uttar Pradesh.

  • Doog

    I believe he meant like the movie UP. If everyone's house was elevated by balloons we could fit the total population in a much smaller area! Well smaller land area anyway.

  • Closet Nerd

    Nope, nope, nope.... i hate people too much

  • Frédéric Purenne

    OH, maths! My turn: If we had Siberia's population density, we would need 2.6 times the surface of the earth... or one third of Uranus. (pun intended)

  • Jesus H. Presley ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    That stinks.

  • Geekologie

    pfft, less than an eighth of mine

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