You are unique. Just like everyone else.

I have always suspected that I was special but didn’t know exactly how. Now, I have a fair idea. Boy, am I one cool glass of water!

Now, don’t be hating. Turns out every human being is special too. That includes you. Yup. You are just as cool a glass of water as I am.

Only I am a chalice and you are a jug…

No matter.

I was reading ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ by Rick Warren and came across some very interesting facts about how unique human beings are. Check these facts out:

(1). The probability that anyone can be exactly like you – physiologically and psychologically – is ten raised to the 2,400,000,000th power. 

If you’re thinking that’s an insane number, well it is. In the scientific community, ten raised to the 2,400,000,000th power is a meaningless number because it exceeds the number of particles in the universe. And nothing can be more awe-inspiring than the universe.

The number of particles in the universe is estimated to be 10 with 76 zeroes behind it. This pales into pitiable insignificance when you consider that 10 raised to the 2,400,000,000th power is the number of times human DNA molecules can unite to form any Ngozi, Ibrahim, Gal Gadot or Donald Trump.

If you were to write out that number with each zero one inch wide, you’d need a sheet of paper that is 60,000 kilometres long!

See how no one can literally be like you? You rock like Dwayne Johnson.

By the way, do you know that a number with 234 zeroes behind it is called a septenseptuagintillion? If you can imagine that number, you probably need help.

(2). Your brain can store up to 100 trillion facts.

Really? A 100 trillion facts? This brain? Not possible. I can only remember two facts: Manchester United is the best football club in the world and pizza tastes best with Coke and not Pepsi.

It is said that the human brain can store about 2.5 petabytes of of information. That’s like 3 million hours of TV. You’ve got to leave your TV on for 300 years to fully use up that storage.

That’s why Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood would always be in business.

(3). Your mind can handle 15, 000 decisions a second. 

That’s a dubious one. Why then can’t many people seem to make up their mind?

(4). Your nose can smell up to 10,000 different odours. 

Does that include the smell of money? Because I can’t seem to get a whiff of it.

(5). Your tongue can taste a part of quinine in 2 million parts of water. 

How then do you explain people without taste? Thinking Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer ever. Nonsense. It’s Eric Cantona.

These uniqueness are not accounting for your unique voice print, heart beat, ear, fingerprint or dentition. Sure, your dentition may look like a gorilla’s. But look on the positive side; you’d be the only King Kong with that type of teeth.

David said of God in Psalm 139: 13 – 14:

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous…” 

Oh yeah, I forgot. You are not into the religion-God-faith thing. You are a product of random chance. An accident.

Well, what an accident.

By the way, do you remember the joke about the cannibals and the atheist?

Two cannibals were eating an atheist  when one asked the other: “Is it me, or does this guy taste like hell?”


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