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The U.S. ranks 26th in taxes

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According to the OECD, in 2006 the United States ranked 26th out of 30 member nations in terms of tax ratio as percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).

The U.S. ranks 13th in tea consumption

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According to the Global Market Information Database (as reported at nationmaster.com), in 2002 the United States ranked thirteenth in per capita tea consumption. The United Kingdom ranked first.

The U.S. ranks 7th in bicycle production

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According to the Earth Policy Institute, in 2007 the United States ranked seventh in terms of bicycle manufacturing. China ranked first.

The U.S. ranks 14th in growth of wine production

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According to the Wine Institute, the United States ranked fourteenth out of 61 countries in terms of the rate of increase in wine production from 2000 to 2005. New Zealand ranked first.

The U.S. ranks 16th in natural gas consumption

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According to siteatlas.com, the United States ranks sixteenth in terms of natural gas consumption per capita. Trinidad and Tobago ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 14th in college graduation

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According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States ranks fourteenth out of 24 member nations in terms of four-year college graduation rates. Australia ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 8th in coastline

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According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States ranks eighth in terms of the length of its coastline. Canada ranks first.