What Happens Every 5 Seconds on Earth

Posted by on October 21, 2018 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments

Source: Bright Side

You might think that not a lot can happen in 5 seconds. In that time, you could blink, reach for an object, or get out of bed. But around the world, in the whole universe, and inside your own body, there are thousands and even millions of processes taking place in that tiny amount of time.

While we’re just sitting in front of our computer at home, drinking tea with some cookies, really incredible things are happening on the other side of the world. Or maybe in the nearby city. During this short period of time, a lot of action is happening around the world. Every 5 seconds, almost 10 people decide to take the next step in their relationship and get married, 500 lightning bolts strike Earth, and Facebook gets 33.33 new users.

Get ready because some of these facts will take you for a wild ride and make your head spin.


– As relatively large insects, bees would be expected to beat their wings slowly. However, a bee beats its wings around 1,150 times every 5 seconds.

– Every 5 seconds, a mosquito beats its wings approximately 2,000 times. – Every 5 seconds, there are around 26,417 status updates on Facebook.

– Every 5 seconds, LinkedIn gets about 10 new users.

– On days like Prime Day and Cyber Monday, Amazon enjoys its biggest sales. During those days, they sell over 3,000 items every 5 seconds.

– Every 5 seconds, humans waste around 454,152 lb of food.

– Though Kit Kats are pretty tasty, they aren’t the most popular candy. Even so, every 5 seconds, 2,090 Kit Kat bars are eaten.

– Packing up your house and moving can be a difficult ordeal, yet every 5 seconds, 12 people will set their eyes on a new horizon and move out of their homes.

– There are around 21 babies born worldwide every 5 seconds. – While many people are planning how to increase their wealth, the richest man in the world (who is currently alive), Jeff Bezos, earns $19,167 every 5 seconds.

– Apple, the massive technology company, will earn around $5,872 every 5 seconds. That’s more than a whole month’s wages in many countries!

– Every 5 seconds, half a million chemical reactions take place in your body. Can you imagine how it would be if we could feel our cells processing these chemical reactions? This one’s a little racy. Every 5 seconds, around 6,942 people are having sex.

– Every 5 seconds, a person takes 1 to 1.5 breaths. Breathing varies according to the person, but people take an average of 12 to 20 breaths every minute.

– Though it might look relatively calm from our point of view, the sun flings 5 tons of matter into space every 5 seconds Even if you’re sitting cozily at home and nothing much seems to be happening outside, every 5 seconds, the universe expands approximately 211 miles.

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