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The U.S. ranks 75th in rubella

30 April 2011 2 comments

According to the World Health Organization, there were sixteen cases of rubella reported in the United States in 2008, which is enough to make the United States rank rank seventy-fifth in that category. China ranks first, with 120,354 reported cases of rubella.

The U.S. ranks 8th in researchers

28 April 2011 1 comment

According to the World Bank, in 2006 there were 4,663 researchers for every 1,000,000 people in the United States, enough to make the United States rank eighth in that category. Iceland ranked first, with 7,962 researchers per 1,000,000 people.

The U.S. ranks 7th in endemic amphibians

26 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are 195 amphibian species endemic to the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank seventh in that category. Brazil ranks first, with 454 endemic amphibian species.

The U.S. ranks 4th in spending time with friends

24 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, Americans spend use 16% of their total leisure time visiting or entertaining friends, which makes the United States tied for fourth with South Korea out of eighteen ranked OECD countries in that category. Turkey ranks first, at 34%.

The U.S. ranks 12th in thriving population

22 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the most recent Gallup Wellbeing Survey, 59% of Americans report that they are “thriving” in their lives, an increase of two percentage points from last year’s survey. That is enough to make the United States rank twelfth out of one hundred twenty-four countries. Denmark ranks first, at 72%. Denmark ranked first last year as well, but the percentage of respondents who said they are thriving there declined by ten percentage points from last year.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in harvesters

20 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2003 there were 662,000 mechanical agricultural harvesters in use in the United States, or 15.6% of the world’s total harvesters, which was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. Japan ranked first, with 1,042,000 harvesters, or 24.5% of the world’s mechanical harvesters.

The U.S. ranks 8th in cadmium

18 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2007 the United States produced 700 tonnes of cadmium, which was enough to make the United States rank eighth in that category. China ranked first, producing 3800 tonnes.