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Sierra Daily

May 18, 2011

What If You Were Born In Another Country?

It's a favorite daydream of travelers: What would my life be like if I were born here instead? Now, thanks to Ifitweremyhome.com, you can find out. Just chose a country, click the link and hey presto! I find, for example, that had I been born in Ethiopia instead of Oregon, I'd die 22.42 years sooner, have 3.1 times as many kids, and use 99.72% less electricity. On the other hand, had I been lucky enough to have been born a Dane, I'd still use 50% less electricity, but would have 13.8% more free time, have a 53.76% better chance of being employed, and live 3 months longer. And drink Carlsberg beer, of course.

--Paul Rauber

 

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