Sure, Baby Seven Billion is getting plenty of attention. But where do you fall in the world's birth order? Would it make you feel insignificant to find out you were the 4,684,245,063rd person born on Earth? Maybe you could find your lucky lotto picks in what seems like a random number.
Either way, you can find out where you fit on the global birth order with a new BBC interactive website. The site uses information from the United Nations Population Fund, the folks who figured out we just hit seven billion bodies.
You can also find out more about the fastest growing and shrinking countries in the world, and how your nation compares. In the United States, for example, there are 484 births and 288 deaths every hour. More than 113 immigrants enter the country in that same hour.
Qatar is growing more quickly than any other nation: 514 people are born there every day. Moldova is apparently shrinking fast.
If you want to lose sleep worrying about the planet, check out The Battle of Resources section. It says for a woman living in the United States: “Your group of the richest countries consumes double the resources used by the rest of the world. The United Nations estimates that if current population and consumption trends continue, by the 2030's we will need the equivalent of two Earths to support us.”