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Friday math movie: The Rice Show

By Murray Bourne, 05 Aug 2011

Here's a novel way to present population statistics.

Use one grain of rice to represent one person. This can be a striking way to show population density, effects of climate change or the number of deaths due to smoking.

There was one version of The Rice Show in Stuttgart where the whole world population was represented by 104 tonnes of rice.

Of All the People in All the World - USA

Here's one version of The Rice Show, as designed by students at Wesleyan University.

I really like the OMG lecturer from Wesleyan in this clip - should be more of them!

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