I was thinking about this, as I drifted off to sleep last night.
I mean, there's things like plates and cups, which everyone on Earth has, near enough, but what single object is the most abundant?
It has to be bricks, surely? IE, something made of natural material, clay, mud etc, and baked hard, then used in the construction of a building.
Consider how long Man has used bricks. Then consider how many buildings have been made, using bricks. Over the last few thousand years or so.
Take Britain, for example. Lots and lots of brick-built buildings. How many bricks in the average structure? Thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Millions? Then, how many structures in Britain alone?
So, add all these bricks up, globally, and how many has Mankind created, since bricks were first used?
I'd say, probably more than any other man-made thing. Ever.
What do youse lot think? What about other things; nails, match-sticks, coins, Deore rear mechs, computer chips, etc?
I tried to start imagining the number oof bricks that have ever existed, but then I fell asleep.
How many bricks???