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Rank Newspaper Country Founded
1. Haarlems Dagblad Netherlands 1656
2. Gazzetta di Mantova Italy 1664
3. The London Gazette UK 1665
4. Wiener Zeitung Austria 1703
5. Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung Germany 1705
6. Berrow's Worcester Journal UK 1709
7. Newcastle Journal UK 1711
8. Stamford Mercury UK 1712
9. Northampton Mercury UK 1720
10. Hanauer Anzeiger Germany 1725

These list only includes newspapers that have been published continuously since their founding under the same name or contains the original name.

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Rank Word Letters
1. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (1964) Wonderful, from song of this title in the film Mary Poppins.  34
2. Floccinaucinihilipilification (1741) The action of habit of estimating as worthless  29
3. Honorificabilitudinitatibus (1599) Honourableness  27
4. Antidisestablishmentarians (1900) Those opposed to the disestabilishment of the Church of England 26
5. Overintellectualization (1922) Excessive intellectualization  23
6. Incircumscriptibleness (1550) Incapable of being circumscribed  22
  Omnirepresentativeness (1842) The quality of being representative of all forms or kinds 22
  Reinstitutionalization (1978) Institutionalize again 22
9. Undercharacterization (1968) To depict or play with insufficient characterization or subtlety  21
10. Lithochromatographic (1843) Colour printing technique using stone  20

* Source: Oxford English Dictionary

These are all non-medical terms or names of chemical compounds, which can be much longer in lengths.

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Rank Language Speakers
1. Chinese (Mandarin) 873,014,298
2. Spanish 322,299,171
3. English 309,352,280
4. Hindi 180,764,791
5. Portuguese 177,457,180
6. Bengali 171,070,202
7. Russian 145,031,551
8. Japanese 122,433,899
9. German 95,392,978
10. Chinese (Wu) 77,175,000

* Source: Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition

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Rank Ship Entered Service Country Passenger Capacity
1. Independence of the Seas 2008 Finland 4,370
2. Liberty of the Seas 2007 Finland 4,370
  Freedom of the Seas 2006 Finland 4,370
4. Queen Mary 2 2004 France 3,090
5. Mariner of the Seas 2004 Finland 3,840
  Navigator of the Seas 2003 Finland 3,840
7. Explorer of the Seas 2000 Finland 3,840
8. Adventure of the Seas 2001 Finland 3,838
  Voyager of the Seas 1999 Finland 3,838
10. Crown Princess 2006 Italy 3,800
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Rank Country # of Workers
1. China 803,300,000
2. India 516,400,00
3. USA 153,100,000
4. Indonesia 108,000,000
5. Brazil 99,470,000
6. Russia 75,100,000
7. Bangladesh 69,400,000
8. Japan 66,070,000
9. Nigeria 50,130,000
10. Pakistan 49,180,000
  World Total 3,001,000,000

Statistics are based on those from 2007 or latest year available, people in the age range 15 - 64 who are employed. Excluding unpaid groups.

It is not surprise the country with the world's highest population and the country that manufacture majority of he world's goods ranked number 1.

Source: CIA, The World Factbook 2008 - International Labour Organization

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Rank Country % of Wrold Total # of Internet Users
1. USA 18.00 210,575,287
2. China 13.80 162,000,000
3. Japan 7.40 86,300,000
4. Germany 4.30 50,426,117
5. Inda 3.60 42,000,000
6. Brazil 3.30 39,140,000
7. UK 3.20 37,600,000
8. South Korea 2.90 34,120,000
9. France 2.80 32,925,953
10. Italy 2.70 31,481,928
Top 10 Total 62.00 726,569,285
World Total 100.00 1,173,109,925

Statistics are collected for 2007. With the recent reform and increase of Internet users in China, it would not be a surprise if China had already surpassed USA as of 2009.

I also question the position of Japan and South Korea, as they are more connected to the Internet than most other countries in the world. The low ranking may be the result of their populations compared to China and USA.

Source: Internet World Stats

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Rank Country Square Km % of Total Area 
1. Russia 8,087,900 47.90
2. Brazil 4,776,980 57.20
3. Canada 3,101,340 33.60
4. USA 3,030,890 33.10
5. China 1,972,900 21.20
6. Autralia 1,636,780 21.30
7. Dem. Rep. of Congo 1,336,100 58.90
8. Indonesia 884,950 48.80
9. Peru 687,420 53.70
10. Inda 677,010 22.80

We can only hope that this forestation will grow to lessen the affect of Global Warming.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005

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Identical or better ratings recorded on other occasions during presidency. Notice both Bush made it to the list.

Rank President Survey Date Lowest Approval Rating (%)
1. Gorge W. Bush 15 - 19 Feb. 2008 19
2. Harry S. Truman 9 - 14 Sep. 1952 22
3. Richard Nixon 12 - 15 Jul. 1974 24
4. Jimmy Carter 29 Jun. - 2 Jul. 1979 28
5. George H. W. Bush 31 Jul. - 2 Aug. 1992 29
6. Ronald W. Reagan Lyndon B. Johnson  1 Jan. 1983 7 Aug. 1968 35
8. Gerald Ford Bill Clinton 31 Mar. 1975 27 May 1994  37
10. Dwight D. Eisenhower July 1960 49

Will the upcoming 35th Barack Hussein Obama II get into this list after a couple years in office?

Source: The Gallup Organization

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Here is a list to help you decide where to immigrate to.

Rank Country GDP (USD)
1. Luxembourg 110,032
2. Norway 83,720
3. Qatar 80,211
4. Iceland 63,875
5. Ireland 62,482
6. Denmark 59,728
7. Switzerland 58,412
8. Sweden 49,091
9. Netherlands 48,169
10. UK 48,072

Gross Domestic Product per capita, 2008.

Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database

Here are some of the places you may want to avoid on your next vacation.

Rank Country Tonnes of CO2
1. USA 1,650,020,000
2. China 1,366,554,000
3. Russia 415,951,000
4. India 366,301,000
5. Japan 343,117,000
6. Germany 220,596,000
7. Canada 174,401,000
8. UK 160,179,000
9. South Korea 127,007,000
10. Italy 122,726,000
  Top 10 Total 4,946,852,000
  Global Total 7,497,252,000

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission in 2004.

As you can see 66% of the world's CO2 emissions are from the top 10 industrial countries, we really should pay more attention to these figures before it is too late.

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Rank Retailer Name, Country Retail Sales (USD)
1. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., USA 344.992B
2. Carrefour, France 97.861B
3. Home Depot, Inc., USA 90.937B
4. Tesco Plc, UK 79.976B
5. METRO AG., Germany 74.857B
6. Kroger Co., USA 66.111B
7. Target Corp., USA 59.490B
8. Costco Wholesale 58.963B
9. Sears Holdings, USA 53.012B
10. Schwarz Unternehmens
Treuhand KG, Germany
52.422B

2006 Financial year.

You may want to use this list to decide which to avoid.

Source: Stores magazine, 2008 Global Powers of Retailing

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Rank Country International Visitors
1. France 79,100,000
2. Spain 58,500,000
3. USA 51,100,000
4. China 49,600,000
5. Italy 41,100,000
6. UK 30,700,000
7. Germany 23,600,000
8. Mexico 21,400,000
9. Austria 20,300,000
10. Russia 20,200,000
  World Total 846,000,000

Number of visitors as of 2006.

You may want to use this list to decide where not to go if you want to avoid crowds.

Source: World Tourism Organization

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