One thing I really hate is pointless news reports – an utter waste of time and resources – like this one for instance:
Qatar’s under construction Lusail city will be bigger than Beirut when completed, the Gulf Times has reported. The multi-billion dollar development will span 35 square km when finished, dwarfing Beirut which covers 19.8 square km, the paper said.
OK, so here are the hard facts: Beirut is 19.8 square kilometers and is home to 1.5 million people. Lusail will be 35 square kilometers in size and house about 455,000 people.
So what? What’s the point of the comparison?