An interesting milestone is about to happen in the US. Somewhere on or about October 17th, the US population will have surpased 300,000,000 people. The US is the third most populous country on the planet (behind China and India). The last big milestone was 200 million, which we hit in 1967, and then 100 million back in 1915. So our rate of increase is, well, increasing. Of course there’s no way to know for certain if October 17th is the lucky day, but its a safe bet by years end, we’ll have hit lucky number 3 million!