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The U.S. ranks 37th in age

21 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in 2005 the United States had the thirty-seventh highest median age in the world. Japan had the first highest median age.

The U.S. ranks 5th in electricity consumption

21 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2001 the United States ranked fifth in electricity consumption per capita. Iceland ranked first.

The U.S. ranks 28th in gold medals

21 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to The Golden Book of the Olympic Games (as reported at nationmaster.com), the United States ranks twenty-eighth in terms of total gold medals per capita won at all summer Olympic Games. Finland ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 9th in cotton

21 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States ranks ninth out of twenty countries in terms of kilograms/hectare of cotton yield. Australia ranks first.