Category Archives: Top 10, Top 20, Top 50, Top 100

US Trade Deficit in Numbers

We often hear about the US trade deficit with the rest of the world. Wolfram Alpha claims it is on the order of $706 billion per year.  This Bloomberg article says $502 billion. The number itself is not as important as the fact that is … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World

I wrote earlier about how skyscraper designers cheat a bit to make their buildings taller and how the very desire to construct such expensive buildings might be a sign of an upcoming economic crisis in the country. In this post, I simply want to … Continue reading

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The Most Valuable Brands by Country

Below is an interesting map of the biggest brands in different countries around the world. Six years after it lost the crown to Apple Inc., Google Inc. has reclaimed the title of the most valuable brand in the world. However, we … Continue reading

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Top 10 US States by Well-Being Index

It’s good to live in Colorado…  and a few more states as well.  Colorado finished in the top 10th for the ninth straight year, and has joined Hawaii as the only two states to earn this distinction. The Well-Being Index … Continue reading

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Top 10 Countries That Help Us Breath

Yes, I mean it:  these are the countries with the largest forest areas. And, as we know, forests are called the “lungs of our planet” because they absorb carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and produce oxygen. Thus, they keep our atmosphere livable … Continue reading

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Top 10 Fastest Supercomputers in the World

This subject is difficult to write about because things change frequently.  And this rating will change several times during this year and every year after that.  So, the best way to track these changes is to go directly to the Top500.org site … Continue reading

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Top 10 Largest Countries in the World

Stop, don’t read further!  Instead, take a piece of paper, a pen, and write down the list of 10 largest countries in the world by area.  Then, compare it to the actual list below.  If you can guess the top … Continue reading

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