Archive for 2 February 2009

The U.S. ranks 7th in lithium reserves

2 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to a report from, the United States has 38,000 metric tonnes of proven, extractable lithium reserves, which makes it rank seventh in that category. Chile ranks first, with 3,000,000 metric tonnes of extractable lithium. Bolivia likely has an even greater volume of lithium, but the exact amount, and the feasability of extracting it, are still uncertain.chart-of-lithiumxls

The U.S. ranks 39th in male suicides

2 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks thirty-ninth out of one hundred and one countries in terms of the suicide rate for men. Lithuania ranks first.


The U.S. ranks 35th in math

2 February 2009 2 comments

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, the United States ranks thirty-fifth in terms of the mean score for mathematics. Taiwan ranks first.