1...2...3...4...5... It might have taken you that much time to load this web page. Little were you aware, though, that during this short period of time, an unimaginable amount of action has happened around the world. People have lost their lives, babies were born, and lightning might have struck somewhere on Earth. You might have been contributing to these actions yourself. With a huge population of about 7 billion people in the world today, 5 seconds can mean a lot. These remarkable facts and figures illustrate more or less what happens in just a few moments of time.