Angry Birds Surpasses 1 Billion Downloads

If you want to know why we can’t seem to solve problems like Global Warming, or why nothing seems to get done in your office, we may now have discovered the answer. One billion of you have downloaded Angry Birds. Seriously. 1/7 of the world’s total population has played Rovio’s monster iPhone/Android hit. That’s so astonishing I can’t even think of anything snarky. To put this in perspective:

* There are about as many Angry Birds players are there are Muslims, or Hundus, or people who aren’t religious at all.
* There are half as many Angry Birds players as there are Christians, or Buddhists.
* There are more Angry Birds players than there are practitioners of most of the world’s other religions combined.

No, seriously.

Surely, this means that some of the most intractable world problems could be solved if we could all come together, not as members of competing religions, but simply as human beings who love wasting valuable time they could have spent finishing up that report at work, right? Since this hasn’t happened, I blame Rovio, personally, for all of the world’s philosophical strife.

I keed, I keed. Seriously, this is kind of a gigantic accomplishment and probably means even Rovio’s receptionist now commutes to work in a G4. Here’s the video Rovio made to celebrate the momentous accomplishment

Via Digg

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