What a day it’s been. It’s only 7:19am, and 44,561 people have died already, and more importantly, 4,276,540 bicycles have been made this year so far. How do I know? Through a website called Worldometers, which keeps the meter running on all sorts of statistics (How many fish have been caught this year? How many children are hungry tonight? How many times has lightning struck the earth?). If you need shocking but succint statistics for a talk – especially on ‘time’ or the ‘brevity of life’ – pick them up here.