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The U.S. ranks 1st in men’s figure skating gold

10 May 2010 1 comment

According to Olympics.org, American men have won six Olympic gold medals in individual figure skating, or 26.1% of all Olympic gold medals in the history of that event, which makes the United States tied for first with Russia in that category. Just seven countries–the United States, Russia, Sweden, Austria, the United Kingdom, Czechoslovakia, and Germany–have won all the gold medals in that event.

The U.S. ranks 5th in raisin imports

8 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2009-2010, the United States imported 23,000 metric tons of raisins, or 3.7% of the world’s total raisin imports. That’s enough to make the United States rank fifth out of twenty ranked countries. Russia ranks first, importing 60,000 metric tons, or 9.8% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 8th in barley production

21 March 2010 1 comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the United States produced 5.08 million tonnes of barley in 2009, which makes the United States rank eighth in that category. Russia ranks first with 15.56 million tonnes.

Entry prepared by Chris Skovira

The U.S. ranks 93rd in male tobacco use

28 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to data gathered in 2005 by the World Health Organization, 26.3% of American men over the age of fifteen use tobacco, which makes the United States rank ninety-third in that category. Russia ranks first, with 70.1% of men using tobacco.

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The U.S. ranks 3rd in journalists

14 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to UNESCO, in 2005 there were 54,134 journalists in the United States, which makes the United States rank third in that category. Russia ranks first, with 102,300 journalists.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in natural gas production

27 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States produces 18.1% of the world’s natural gas, which makes the United States rank second in that category. Russia ranks first, producing 21.6% of the world’s natural gas. Together, the top five countries–Russia, the United States, Canada, Iran, and Norway–produce 52.9% of the world’s natural gas.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in coal consumption

13 April 2009 1 comment

According to British Petroleum, in 2006 the United States consumed 567.3 million tonnes of coal, or 18.4% of the world total, enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranked first, consuming 1191.3 million tonnes, or 38.6% of the world total.

The top five countries–China, the United States, India, Japan, and Russia–accounted for 72.2% of the world’s total coal consumption in 2006.

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The U.S. ranks 16th in desire for alternative energy

9 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to a survey conducted by World Public Opinion, 66% of Americans believe the government should force utilities to use more wind and solar energy, even at the risk of greater cost to consumers. This rate makes the United States rank sixteenth out of twenty-four countries in this category. South Korea ranks first, with 96% of Koreans favoring such a policy. Russia ranks last, at 36%. The world average is 69%.

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The U.S. ranks 3rd in small arms destruction

26 March 2009 2 comments

According to the Small Arms Survey, between 1991 and 2006 the United States destroyed 830,000 small firearms, which made the United States’ small firearm destruction program rank third in the world. Russia ranked first, destroying 1,781,696 small firearms.

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The U.S. ranks 4th in gold

17 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States produced 242,000 kilograms of gold from gold mines, or 10.5% of the world’s total, enough to make the United States rank fourth in that category. South Africa ranked first, producing 272,128 kilograms, or 11.8% of the world total.

Together, the top five gold producing countries–South Africa, China, Australia, the United States, and Russia–accounted for 50.5% of the world’s total.

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