52 Billion Chickens

As you enter your weekend, consider this, human beings are outnumbered by lots of creatures in this world, including ants, which Harvard biologist and ant expert, Edward O. Wilson claims outnumber us one million to one. I’d personally suspect we are also greatly outnumbered by numerous varieties of insects, arachnids, and in Austin, grackles.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, we are also outnumbered by chickens.  In 2009, we killed 52 billion chickens for food (to say nothing of the ones we kept alive).  Kind of makes you thankful they aren’t fighting back.

Happy Friday!

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