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The U.S. ranks 5th in potash

19 August 2009 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States produced 1,200,000 tonnes of potash, or 3.6% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank fifth in that category. Canada ranked first, producing 11,426,000 tonnes, or 34.1% of the world total.

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The U.S ranks 180th in infant mortality

19 August 2009 6 comments

According to the CIA’s World Factbook, the United States has 6.26 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, which makes the United States rank one hundred and eightieth out of 224 countries in terms of infant mortality rates. Angola ranks first, with 180.21 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births.