A Moment of Silence for the Victims

Suppose that we were to observe a moment of silence for each person killed in a tragic event. To be specific, one second of silence for each victim. How long would the silence be, for various tragedies that have occurred in human history?

60 seconds in a minute
3600 seconds in an hour
86,400 seconds in a day
31,536,000 seconds in a year (365 days)

9/11 attacks
2977 victims
49 minutes and 37 seconds of silence

Iraq War
U.S. casualties: 4,409
1 hour, 13 minutes, 29 seconds of silence

Vietnam War
U.S. soldiers killed: 58,220
16 hours, 10 minutes, 20 seconds of silence

Jewish Holocaust
6 million victims
69 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes of silence

World War II
total deaths due to war: 79,184,700 (high estimate)
2 years, 186 days, 11 hours, 45 minutes of silence

Abortion
total deaths: over 40,000,000 every year
continuous silence, hour after hour,
day after day, year after year, non-stop

On average, abortion kills more than one prenatal each second
24 hours a day, 365 days a year; and that figure does not even
count deaths of prenatals due to abortifacient contraception.

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