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Did You Know – 05/04/2015

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1. Research has showed the implementation of blue-colored streetlights has reduced both crime and suicides:

Glasgow, Scotland, introduced blue street lighting to improve the city’s landscape in 2000. Afterward, the number of crimes in areas illuminated in blue noticeably decreased.

The Nara, Japan, prefectural police set up blue street lights in the prefecture in 2005, and found the number of crimes decreased by about 9 percent in blue-illuminated neighborhoods. Many other areas nationwide have followed suit.
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3. The first American woman to win the Nobel Prize was a lifelong single woman. The year was 1931 and the celebrated spinster was Jane Addams.

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4. With all the talks of global warming and rising sea levels, it is the residents of the Maldives that have the greatest reason to fear.
With an average height of around 1.8 meters above sea level their nation is the lowest on Earth.

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5.With over 95% of its population being overweight, the small island nation of Nauru is by far the fattest country on Earth.
Its obesity epidemic is primarily attributed to the importation of western fast food that coincided with an increased standard of living in the 20th century due to the global popularity of its phosphate exports.

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6. Because Guam doesn’t have any natural sand, but rather coral,
the island nation makes its asphalt using a mix of ground coral and oil rather than importing sand from abroad.

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20 Maps Of The World Showing ….. Did You Know

1. Where Google Street View is Available

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Map by Google

2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

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Map via Wikimedia Commons

3. The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)

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Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph)

4. Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders

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Map by eatrio.net via Reddit

Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa.

 

5. McDonald’s Across the World

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Map by Business Management EU

6. Paid Maternal Leave Around the World

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Map by The New York Times

7. The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

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Map by Teepr on Reddit

8. Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

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Map by ChartsBin.com

9. Map of Time Zones in Antarctica

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Map by Phoenix B 1of3

10. Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

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Map by Carna Botnet via Reddit

11. The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012

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Map by Vizual Statistix

12. Visualizing Global Population Density

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Map by valeriepieris on Reddit

13. Flag Map of the World

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Map by andrewfahmy on Reddit

14. Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

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Map by World Health Organization

15. Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country

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Map by World Health Organization

16. Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

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Map by Nelson Minar

17. US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

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Map by Deadspin.com

18. World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

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Map by John M Nelson

19. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

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Map via prometheus08 on Reddit

20. Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery

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Map by James Mintz Group

 

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