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The U.S. ranks 7th in wireless broadband subscriptions

22 July 2014 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, there are 100.7 wireless broadband subscriptions for every 100 residents of the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank seventh out of thirty-four countries ranked in that category. Finland ranks first, with 123.3 wireless broadband subscriptions for every 100 residents.

The U.S. ranks 33rd in internet download speeds

6 March 2014 5 comments

According to the Ookla Speedtest, the average internet download speed in the U.S. is 21.72 Mbps, which makes the United States rank thirty-third out of one hundred ninety economies ranked in that category. Hong Kong ranks first, with an average internet download speed of 72.54 Mbps. The top ten internet download speeds are:

  1. Hong Kong (72.54 Mbps)
  2. Singapore (58.73 Mbps)
  3. Romania (56.69 Mbps)
  4. South Korea (52.35 Mbps)
  5. Japan (42.28 Mbps)
  6. Andorra (42.08 Mbps)
  7. Sweden (41.39 Mbps)
  8. Lithuania (40.48 Mbps)
  9. Switzerland (40.35 Mbps)
  10. Macau (40.25 Mbps)

The U.S. ranks 1st in women’s Olympic figure skating gold medals

12 February 2014 1 comment

Women’s individual figure skating has been part of the competition of twenty-one winter Olympics. American women have won seven of the gold medals. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.Figure Skating medals

The U.S. ranks 27th in leisure and personal care

5 November 2013 2 comments

According to the OECD Better Life Index, Americans spend an average of 14.27 hours per day “on leisure and personal care, including sleeping and eating.” That is enough to make the United States rank twenty-seventh out of thirty-six countries ranked in that category. Denmark ranks first, with 16.06 hours per day dedicated to leisure and personal care.

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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 3rd in Winter Olympic gold medals for mens hockey

28 February 2011 1 comment

According to the Olympic.org, the U.S. has won 2 gold medals in Mens Ice Hockey since 1920. That is enough to make the United States tied for third with Sweden. Canada and the Soviet Union are tied for first with eight gold medals each.

Entry prepared by Henry Cumoletti

The U.S. ranks 1st in spiny-tailed lizards

20 February 2011 2 comments

According to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), between 1977 and 2001 the United States imported 149,630 spiny-tailed lizards, which is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.