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The U.S. ranks 6th in mammals

31 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are 104 endemic mammal species in the United States, which makes the United States rank sixth in that category. Australia ranks first, with 225 endemic mammal species.

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The U.S. ranks 13th in arts funding

31 March 2009 2 comments

According to the Canada Council for the Arts, in 2003 the American government distributed the equivalent of 44¢ (Canadian) per capita in public arts grants, which made the United States rank thirteenth out of thirteen countries in that category. Sweden ranked first, distributing $28.38 (Canadian) per capita in arts grants.

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The U.S. ranks 8th in researchers

31 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations, there are 4,605 professional researchers in the United States for every 1,000,000 population, which makes the United States rank eighth in that category. Tonga ranks first, with 45,454 researchers per 1,000,000 population.

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The U.S. ranks 7th in silver

30 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States produced 1,139,500 kilograms of silver from mining, or 5.7% of the world’s total, enough to make the United States rank seventh in that category. Peru ranked first, producing 3470,725 kilograms, or 17.3% of the world total.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in prosecutions

30 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the UNODC, in data collected between 1998 and 2000, the United States had a prosecution rate of 5,109.29 per 100,000 Americans, a rate that made the United States rank first in prosecutions.

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The U.S. ranks 7th in divorce

29 March 2009 2 comments

According to the website divorcemag.com, in 2002, 45.8% of marriages in the United States end in divorce, which makes the United States rank seventh in that category. Sweden ranks first, with 54.9% of marriages ending in divorce.

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The U.S. ranks 6th in major assaults

29 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to data collected in crime trends surveys conducted between 1998 and 2006 by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the United States ranks sixth in per capita recorded major assaults. The Seychelles rank first.

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