Every Second Calculator

Created by Piotr Małek
Reviewed by Bogna Szyk and Steven Wooding
Last updated: Apr 06, 2022
Every second calculator tells you what happens around the world every second, minute, hour or 800 years (anything in-between is also possible).

A lot happens around the world at any given moment. People are born and die, get promoted or fired. Billionaires make another thousands while dozens die of starvation or diseases. Incredible amount of resources are used and huge amount of CO2 is pushed into the atmosphere while millions are busy searching for porn or playing Pokemon Go.

If you look at numbers you will realize how huge the world is and how tiny we are as individuals, families, neighborhoods, even as cities and countries. That's why we combined various cheerful, intriguing, sad or alarming numbers into one tool. Adjust the first field accordingly and check what happens every second, minute, hour or every 800 years.

We based the numbers on real data from the following sources:

  • 58 airplanes take off around the world every minute - Source
  • 2.12 billion tons of garbage will be created every year - Source
  • 500,500,000,000 times hearts will beat around the world - Source
  • 3 million Google searches are performed every second - Source
  • 469,445 Facebook Likes happen every second - Source
  • 54 million WhatsApp messages are sent in a minute - Source
  • 3,137,187 US dollars are donated to charity every minute - Source
  • 59 weddings take place every minute - Source
  • 1,500,000 people will have orgasm every minute - Source
  • America dumps 150,000 tons of food each day - Source
  • A bee flaps its wings 270 times a second - Source
  • 10,450 Coca-Colas are consumed every second - Source
  • 60 lipsticks are produced every second - Source
  • 44 lightning strikes will hit the Earth in the next second - Source
  • 100 million sharks are killed every year - Source
  • 12 people are killed by sharks every year - Source
  • Nike makes $36,505 every minute - Source
  • Someone working in a Nike factory in Vietnam makes $0.0014 per minute- Source
  • Universe expands 2766.4 miles every minute - Source
  • Human heart pumps 83 UK gallons (377 litres) of blood per minute - Source
  • 250 babies are born every minute - Source
  • 113 babies are born into poverty every minute - Source
  • 55,757 barrels of oil are used each minute - Source
  • There are 9 new AIDS/HIV infections every minute - Source
  • 18 people die of starvation every minute - Source
  • The US national debt increases by $13,324.07 every second (based on the $420,475,731,272.32 added in 2019) - Source
  • 166 trees are cut in the rain forest every second (taking an average of the 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees cut down each year) - Source
  • 4,800 new stars are created each second - Source
  • 375 McDonald's burgers are sold every 5 seconds - Source
  • 47 new websites are created every 5 seconds - Source
  • 293 billion emails are sent every day - Source
  • 15,800 tons of water flow over Niagara Falls every 5 seconds - Source
  • 80 million tons of water has evaporated from the Earth's surface over the last 5 seconds - Source
  • 500,000 chemical reactions take place in every single cell of our body every 5 seconds - Source
  • Bill Gates earns $1,250 every 5 seconds - Source
  • 4.3 people are born every second - Source
  • 1.8 people will die in the next second - Source
  • 37,000 child marriages take place every day - Source
  • 1,800 stars explode every minute - Source
  • 3,287 people die in car accidents every day - Source
  • Every second 372 people search for pornography in Google - Source
  • 1,917 billion US dollars is spent on military every year, worldwide - Source
  • 1.28 Christian, 0.93 Muslim and 0.64 Hindu babies are born every second - Source
Piotr Małek
What happens every
sec
People 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
A heart ❤ pumps
US gal
of blood
AIDS/HIV infections
Reactions in a human cell
People have orgasms
Weddings 👰 take place
Heart ❤ beats worldwide
Life & Death
Babies 👶 born
Babies born into poverty
People die
People die of starvation
People die in car accidents
Christian babies born
Muslim babies born
Hindu babies born
Child marriages take place
Internet 💻
Emails 📧 sent
New websites created
Facebook likes 👍
Google searches 🔎
WhatsApp messages
People search for porn
Economy 📈
Coca-Colas 🥤 consumed
Oil 🛢 used
barrels
McDonald's burgers 🍔 eaten
Lipsticks 💄 produced
Garbage 🚮 produced
US ton
Food thrown away in the US
US ton
Airplanes ✈ take off
Money 💰
Bill Gates earns
US$
Nike 👟 earns
US$
Nike worker in Vietnam earns
US$
US national debt increases
US$
World spends on military 🔫
US$
People donate to charities
US$
Earth & Universe 🌎
Universe expands
mi
Earthquakes occur on Earth
Water evaporates from Earth
US gal
Lightning strikes 🌩 hit Earth
Stars explode 🌟
New stars ⭐ created
Nature 🏞
A bee 🐝 flaps its wings
times
Rainforest trees 🌳 cut down
Water goes over Niagara Falls
US ton
The fastest snail 🐌 travels
ft
Sharks 🦈 killed by men
Men killed by sharks 🦈
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