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(Newser)   Today's oddest factoid: There may be 7 billion humans on the planet, but by 2019 a species of tiny plastic people will outnumber even us: Lego figurines   (newser.com) divider line 20
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2013-10-25 01:40:32 PM  
They'll wait until we're all barefoot, then attack!  We won't stand a chance.

/I for one, welcome our new Lego overlords...
 
2013-10-25 01:42:18 PM  
What a coincidence, Randall Munroe just covered this in a comic on Wednesday, let's save the writer some time and also mention that in the comment line Randall pointed out that Lego is already the worlds largest producer of tires as well.

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-10-25 01:49:54 PM  

BumpInTheNight: What a coincidence, Randall Munroe just covered this in a comic on Wednesday, let's save the writer some time and also mention that in the comment line Randall pointed out that Lego is already the worlds largest producer of tires as well.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 466x366]


The article links to the comic.

The author of said article was clearly in no condition to write anything worthwhile. I hear the flu's going around.
 
2013-10-25 01:52:31 PM  

Saborlas: BumpInTheNight: What a coincidence, Randall Munroe just covered this in a comic on Wednesday, let's save the writer some time and also mention that in the comment line Randall pointed out that Lego is already the worlds largest producer of tires as well.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 466x366]

The article links to the comic.

The author of said article was clearly in no condition to write anything worthwhile. I hear the flu's going around.


Article?  There's articles?  Dang it I thought subbies just pushed words together and we'd fight over our opinions on the topic.
 
2013-10-25 02:06:16 PM  
Waiting for the lego people pr0n pic links........... I iz Disappoint.
 
2013-10-25 02:09:17 PM  
I am the only one who was irritated that the article didn't use the proper name for them?  They are minifigures.
 
2013-10-25 02:29:16 PM  
Does this include or exclude all of the lego people (hrum, minifigures) that have lost their heads or other body parts along the way, but are even still lurking in toy boxes, and under sofas - not living, but also not dead. ?
 
2013-10-25 03:00:37 PM  

joeshill: Does this include or exclude all of the lego people (hrum, minifigures) that have lost their heads or other body parts along the way, but are even still lurking in toy boxes, and under sofas - not living, but also not dead. ?


If you did, you would also need to include all humans, living & dead, which I think would significantly modify that chart.
 
2013-10-25 03:14:12 PM  
I think you are missing my point.

The chart shows a human population which is living humans.

It shows a lego population, which I believe is all legos ever produced.  However a lot of those legos are not really still intact.  (I know that a significant percentage of all the lego men my son had are scattered in bits and pieces all over creation by now.)  But they are probably still considered as part of the lego population.
 
2013-10-25 03:20:35 PM  
Really regretting using so many minifigs as stocking stuffers now. The surge of them coming from my son's room could be a problem if I'm not properly prepared.
 
2013-10-25 03:53:03 PM  

BumpInTheNight: What a coincidence, Randall Munroe just covered this in a comic on Wednesday, let's save the writer some time and also mention that in the comment line Randall pointed out that Lego is already the worlds largest producer of tires as well.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 466x366]


I was kind of wondering when he renamed XKCD to newser. What is with the aversion to linking directly to the source around here?
 
2013-10-25 04:15:20 PM  
I'd like to be a fly on the wall when aliens dig up the Anthropocene stratum and try to figure out what humans looked like. Of course, it might be our descendants, but by then, they will probably be a different species (or several).

Question: Did all humans have a big knob on their heads?

Answer:  No, just morans and politicians.

Maybe we should ask the Lego company to put that in small type on some of their bigger toys, with a more realistic bas-relief of a human. All the stickers and paint will have eroded by the time they are studied by non-humans.
 
2013-10-25 04:17:06 PM  
www.a-jenterprises.com

Did all humans have a big knob on their heads?

 
2013-10-25 04:18:10 PM  
If we go extinct prematurely as a species, I hope the survivors step on Lego people all of the time.

REMEMBER ME!
 
2013-10-25 04:33:18 PM  
the little schnee's own half of them
 
2013-10-25 04:42:50 PM  

BumpInTheNight: What a coincidence, Randall Munroe just covered this in a comic on Wednesday, let's save the writer some time and also mention that in the comment line Randall pointed out that Lego is already the worlds largest producer of tires as well.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 466x366]


They mentioned XKCD in the article...
 
2013-10-25 04:43:58 PM  
And they can't be killed!

ww4.hdnux.com
 
2013-10-25 06:01:25 PM  

Tobin_Lam: BumpInTheNight: What a coincidence, Randall Munroe just covered this in a comic on Wednesday, let's save the writer some time and also mention that in the comment line Randall pointed out that Lego is already the worlds largest producer of tires as well.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 466x366]

I was kind of wondering when he renamed XKCD to newser. What is with the aversion to linking directly to the source around here?


More an aversion to linking to sites that don't pay to be featured, or so I'm led to believe.
 
2013-10-26 12:11:14 AM  
farm6.static.flickr.com

Still the best.
 
2013-10-26 10:17:04 PM  
img.fark.net

Not amused.
 
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