"World population to hit 6.5 billion on Saturday" - this the headline of a MSNBC news story. In fact, according to their projections, and my watch, we are well on our way to 6.6 billion. Sorry, had I known, I wouldn't have slept so late.
This will actually be good news for my landlord. He has at least four open apartments in this building alone. In the 10 years I have lived here, I can only remember two brief periods when all of the apartments were filled.
So bring it on, and tell those new folks there is space in Augusta, Maine.
BTW, according to the article, there are 261 people born globally every minute. By my calculations that mean there has been over a 1,000 new babies born in the time it took for me to write this posting.
Don't blink, there goes another 50!