The U.S. ranks 2nd in alfalfa exports

20 October 2012 2 comments

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2010 the United States exported 258,983 metric tonnes of alfalfa meal and pellets, or 19.8% of the world’s exports of that item. That was enough to make the United States rank  second out of eighty-six countries ranked in that category. Spain ranked first, exporting 473,004 tonnes, or 36.2% of the world’s exports.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in child poverty

5 October 2012 23 comments

According to UNICEF, 23.1% of American children under the age of seventeen live in poverty, which makes the United States rank second out of thirty-five economically advanced countries ranked in that category. Romania ranks first, with 25.5% of children living in poverty.

The U.S. ranks 167th in rural population

13 September 2012 3 comments

According to the World Bank, 18% of the population of the United States lives in rural areas. This is enough to make the United States tied for one hundred sixty-seventh with Luxembourg and South Korea, out of two hundred one countries ranked in that category. Burundi ranks first, with 89% of its population living in rural areas.

The U.S. ranks 50th in erection length

13 August 2012 35 comments

According to the “World Penis Average Size Studies Database,” the average length of an erect American penis is 5.1 inches, which makes the United States rank fiftieth out of seventy-three countries for whom the average length of erect penises has been determined by measurements, as opposed to self reporting. Ecuador ranks first, with an average erect penis length of 6.9 inches.

The U.S. ranks 30th in nocturnal safety

4 August 2012 2 comments

According to Gallup, 75% of Americans feel safe walking alone at night in the area where they live. That makes the United States tied for thirtieth with Armenia and Sudan in that category. Rwanda ranks first, with 92% of Rwandans feeling safe at night.

The U.S. ranks 29th in negative emotions

6 June 2012 Leave a comment

According to Gallup, the U.S. has a “negative experience index score” of 32, which makes the United States tied for twenty-ninth (with Nicaragua, Cyprus, Romania, Montenegro, Honduras, and Guatemala) out of one hundred forty-eight countries ranked in that category. Iraq ranks first, with a score of 59. The country with the lowest “negative experience index score” is the Somaliland region, with a score of 11.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in beef exports

30 May 2012 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2010 the United States exported $1,876,306,000 worth of  “meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled,” or 10.4% of all the fresh or chilled beef exports in the world. That is enough to make the United States rank second in that category. Netherlands ranks first, exporting $2,172,798,000 (or 12.0%) of the world’s beef.