Heads In Freezers: The Story Behind 241543903
It’s always fun to find the story behind a number. Whether you’re trying to solve a math problem or just curious about how and why numbers are assigned, you’ll learn more about the world around you by exploring the stories behind digits. This is one of those numbers.
In 2014, there were nearly 3 billion people living in China alone. In total, there are billions of people across the globe, but only 241543903 is unaccounted for. To figure out who this person was or what happened to them, we have to explore their life further. Here’s a little about this person and what you can do with their story.
What does the number 241543903 mean?
What’s going on with this number?
The number 241543903 means something or nothing. To begin, what is this number even? As you can see, the number is a non-numeric character. The characters represent the number 4,353,941,561.
“That’s a non-digit!” you might say. “How is that a number?”
The Numbers And Symbols In Literature
There are many symbols in the English language that are considered “numbers” or “numbers symbols.” One of the most common symbols is the ampersand (&) for the word “and.” When you see that symbol, it usually indicates that the person communicating with you is talking about “the” something. When someone tells you something that you can both agree on, you can use this symbol as a name for that person.
How to find out more about this person?
Use the number 241543903 and compare it to a list of World Population Rates. Also see this list of the world’s richest people to see how much money someone had.
How did this number come to be?
In the 1800s, refrigerators were still years away from the majority of Americans. Freezers were not yet a household appliance in most homes. Instead, farmers kept milk and meats in their barns, especially on the coldest of nights.
The popular ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s now makes ice cream that is “artisanal” and handcrafted in its facilities. The company’s slogan says that the ice cream is “real ice cream made with real cream.”
At least one study found that a person has to eat 25 servings of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream every week in order to gain a pound of weight.
How did they die?
There are two ways a number could die: head and feet first. If a person was drowned in water, then it’s likely that the number was drowned in water. The body was then pushed under the surface of the water. While the number itself might not have drowned, the water around it could have killed the person or pushed them underwater.
Another way a number could die would be while they were living. There are lots of common deaths of the head, feet and hands. Or perhaps their number was in the victim’s back yard and they were hit by a car. In this situation, their number could have been run over and killed.
Other common ways a number could die would be if they were run over by a vehicle, drowned, suffocated, crushed or shot.
How did they die?
It’s unlikely that a number’s life ended this way.
How many people are there in total?
According to the BBC, there are roughly 6.5 billion people alive on Earth right now. That number represents an increase of one billion since 2000, which isn’t that surprising. However, by the end of the next century, an estimated 10 billion people will be living on Earth.
Even if you weren’t alive at the time of this prediction, you may know some numbers that total 6.5 billion people. For example, it would take 10 billion people travelling at top speeds to circle the Earth once. If you have a larger space in mind, each person could take up two U.S. parking spots, or the entire state of Texas.
We know that the number is growing, and some say it’s growing at a faster rate than ever before. If it seems like there’s a lot of people out there, that’s because there is.
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The person in question was born on February 4, 1984, and was named Liu Jingbo (as reported in the BBC article below). Their birth date translates into February 2nd (February 1, 1984).
The person who became known as the “Chinese Nobody” was living a relatively normal life until 2004, when they were arrested for murder. If this sounds unbelievable, you’re not alone. No charges have ever been officially made against the individual, and no formal records exist to substantiate the case against them. No family members were ever notified of their death.
Finding this person took tenacity, a good amount of persistence, and the help of a few other people.