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This Is Just A Great Visual Metaphor For The Epidemic Problem Of Global Poverty

From the YouTube description:

1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day. But how much is 1.4 billion, really? That is 1 in every 5 people on this earth live in poverty. Statistics like this can be hard to comprehend. For every egg you see falling, remember that there are 1 million people in the world living on less than $1.25 a day.

1 egg = 1 million people
1,400 eggs = 1.4 billion people

To learn more about global poverty, go to PovertyWeek.com.

What? That seems like a really serious problem that more people should be aware of and working towards alleviating, but I’m really not sure I understand how a bunch of flannel dudes dropping eggs off of a garage roof gets the point across. I do love that they put a tarp down. MOM WILL BE SO MAD IF YOU GOT EGGS ON THE AZALEA BUSHES! “Eggs on a tarp are easy to clean up. Global poverty isn’t. Let’s put a tarp under the poor eggs.” SERIOUSLY, I DO NOT GET THIS!