Friday, October 26, 2012

Things I learned this week

I learned that:
• With over 3 million lakes, 9% of Canada ’s territory is actually fresh water and over 60% of all the lakes in the world are found within its borders.

• Canada also has the most educated populace in the world, with 50% of its population having been educated at the post-secondary level. It is followed by Israel at 45% and Japan at 44%.

• With only about 3,000 people, the Falkland Islands are home to approximately 500,000 sheep, 350 for each person.

• At 4 people per square mile, Mongolia is the least densely populated country on Earth.

• There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia.

• Papua New Guinea is the most linguistically diverse country in the world More than 820 languages are spoken their,  12% of the world’s total.

• Siberia is home to approximately 25% of the world’s forests. They span an area larger than the continental United States, making Russia the largest converter of CO2 into oxygen.

• Afghanistan produces 95 percent of the world’s opium.

• The United States has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s incarcerated population. China comes in second place at 1.5 million and Russia comes third at 870,000.
How about that?

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