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The most common face on the planet... there’s a high school superlative you didn’t think about winning. After a yearlong study of global demographics, National Geographic has revealed the world’s most typical human being.


“Researchers conclude that a 28-year-old Han Chinese man is the most typical person on the planet. There are nine million of them. The picture is a composite of 200,000 faces. This part of the series on the human race called Population Seven Billion.”

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Fox News calls the magazine’s latest project, Population Seven Billion, a quote- “ambitious effort,” and offers a little more detail on the results.
“They determined that the most typical person is Chinese, as 19% of humanity is, and speaks Mandarin -- as 13% of people do.”


However, the anchors over at Philadelphia’s WTXF aren’t impressed.


“Changing face?  What did they composite all of the faces in the world to come up with one face? I don’t know. It’s weird. National Geographic is doing that? Ya, guess they gotta sell more magazines. They gotta come up with something better than that.”


The Wall Street Journal says National Geographic’s findings make sense when looking at the bigger picture.


“The need to keep so many young men occupied and satisfied helps explain China’s stunning economic development over the past few decades.”


But NatGeo went further than identifying the most typical person’s gender, race, and nationality -- the study also suggests this person is right-handed, has a cell phone, but does not have a bank account.

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But as Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV reports, Mr. Han Chinese will be overthrown within our lifetimes.


“They’re saying that in 20 years the most typical person is going to reside in India. So, it’s gonna change. Very interesting. So he has a very popular face? Yes.”


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National Geographic Reveals 'Most Typical' Human Face

(Image Source: WA Today)

 

BY KRISTEN BRODY
Anchor: Salem Solomon

 

You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy.

 

The most common face on the planet... there’s a high school superlative you didn’t think about winning. After a yearlong study of global demographics, National Geographic has revealed the world’s most typical human being.


“Researchers conclude that a 28-year-old Han Chinese man is the most typical person on the planet. There are nine million of them. The picture is a composite of 200,000 faces. This part of the series on the human race called Population Seven Billion.”

(Video Source: WMAR)


Fox News calls the magazine’s latest project, Population Seven Billion, a quote- “ambitious effort,” and offers a little more detail on the results.
“They determined that the most typical person is Chinese, as 19% of humanity is, and speaks Mandarin -- as 13% of people do.”


However, the anchors over at Philadelphia’s WTXF aren’t impressed.


“Changing face?  What did they composite all of the faces in the world to come up with one face? I don’t know. It’s weird. National Geographic is doing that? Ya, guess they gotta sell more magazines. They gotta come up with something better than that.”


The Wall Street Journal says National Geographic’s findings make sense when looking at the bigger picture.


“The need to keep so many young men occupied and satisfied helps explain China’s stunning economic development over the past few decades.”


But NatGeo went further than identifying the most typical person’s gender, race, and nationality -- the study also suggests this person is right-handed, has a cell phone, but does not have a bank account.

(Video Source: Youtube)



But as Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV reports, Mr. Han Chinese will be overthrown within our lifetimes.


“They’re saying that in 20 years the most typical person is going to reside in India. So, it’s gonna change. Very interesting. So he has a very popular face? Yes.”


If you’re curious about how typical YOU are in the world today, check out the link in our transcript section.
 

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