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Best of The Globalist Quiz 2012
By The Globalist |
Monday, December 24, 2012
How deep in debt are American college students? Would the Antarctic's ice-melt fill a California-sized Jell-O mold? Which country's citizens work the longest hours and who takes the most vacations? The Globalist Quiz asked — and answered — these questions and more in 2012. As a year-end treat, we present ten of our favorites.
|1.||The Missing Women Drama|
Why is the global rate of female deaths higher than men, particularly in low- and medium-income countries?
Published September 15, 2012
|2.||Sizing Up Antarctica's Glacial Melt|
If the melt-off from Antarctica's ice sheets over the past decade (2002-12) were poured into a California-sized Jello-O mold, how high would the water rise?
Published July 27, 2012
|5.||How Poverty Shrinks Globally|
What is the share of the population of developing countries that now lives in extreme poverty?
Published April 20, 2012
|9.||Global Travel Champion|
Which country spent the most on tourism beyond its own borders in 2011?
Published September 8, 2012
|9.||Cars Vs. Humans|
If the world had the same rate of car ownership as the United States, how many vehicles would be on the roads?
Published January 18, 2012
|10.||Toiling All Year Long|
Based on the average number of hours a worker works annually, which nation works the hardest?
Published September 21, 2012