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The U.S. ranks 6th in lowest mean age of women at the time of thier first child’s birth

31 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the United States mean age of women who are having their first child is 25.00 years old. That’s enough for the U.S. to rank sixth in that category. Mexico ranks first with a mean age of 21.30 years old.

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Mark Rice note: The U.S. does not rank 6th in the world; it ranks 6th among the OECD nations.

The U.S. ranks 1st in suppy of cocoa beans

30 March 2011 2 comments

According to FAOstat, the United States used about 796318.03 tonnes of cocoa beans, or 19.15% of the world’s cocoa beans. That’s enough for the U.S. to rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in oil consumption

28 March 2011 7 comments

According to the CIA Worldfact Book, in 2009 the United States used about 18.69 million barrels of oil per day. That’s enough for the U.S. rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 4th in potato quantity

7 March 2011 2 comments

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States had about 17177371.9 tonnes of the potatoes, or about 8.32% of the worlds potatoes. That’s enough to make the United States rank fourth in that category. China ranked first with 43480655.72 tonnes of potatoes, or 20.83 % of the worlds total.

The U.S. ranks 24th in military expenditures

24 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2005 the United States spent 4.1% of their GPD on military expenditures, enough to make the United States rank twenty-fourth out of the 174 countries that were ranked in that category. Oman ranks first, spending 11.4% of their GPD on military expenditures.

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