The Most Typical Face on Earth Will Surprise You

Maressa Brown, The Stir (blog), March 6, 2011

Who would you guess is the most typical human face on the planet? Does that face looks like yours? Unless you’re a 28-year-old Han Chinese man, the answer is NO. That’s what National Geographic proved as part of its series on the human race called “Population 7 billion.”

Research determined that a 28-year-old Han Chinese man is really the most typical person on the planet. There are 9 MILLION people on the planet who fit that description. Wowzers! The magazine was able to create this composite photograph with pictures of nearly 190,000 men of those 9 mil.

The researchers determined that in 20 years, though, the most typical person will be from India.

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Left: National Geographic’s composite picture. Right: A digital version created for a poster, using 7,000 human figures.

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