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  • What are the top 10 steel manufacturing countries of 2016?

    What are the top 10 steel manufacturing countries of 2016?

      After facing a low in 2015, the steel industry saw a rise in the total output, as well as a rise in demand in the 2016. Considered one of the most commonly used material, the growth in steel industry has slowed, but the demand is ever increasing, thus making the industry fall into the
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  • Five important cities of the Roman Empire

    Five important cities of the Roman Empire

      Roman Empire stretched around the Mediterranean Sea and included northern Africa, western Asia and southern Europe. It is considered to be one of the greatest empires in Western Civilization, and is also known for its profound influence on western culture. The Roman Empire began with Augustus Caesar as the first ruler, ended with Romulus
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  • US States with the Most Car Accidents

    US States with the Most Car Accidents

      The US Department of Transportation’s data for 2015 shows that the total number of people who died in car crashes across the US was 35,092, and a total of 32,166 fatal motor vehicle crashes. This shows marked increase of 7.2 percent in the number of people who died in car crashes from the year
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  • Countries Where Orangutans are Found

    Countries Where Orangutans are Found

      Orangutans are found exclusively in the South Asian countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. In fact, the name “orangutan” comes from the Malay word meaning “person of the forest.” There are two species of orangutans: Bornean and Sumatran. These two types of orangutans are found in the rainforests on the islands for which they are
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  • Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs in the USA

    Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs in the USA

      Manufacturing continues to be a critically important industry for many economies. In the US, manufacturing generally involves transforming raw materials into products employing mechanical, physical or chemical processes. America’s manufacturing industries usually involve plants, factories and mills; they also include small and home-based businesses and raw materials are typically commodities or components. Manufacturing anything
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  • Countries where Alcohol consumption is banned

    Countries where Alcohol consumption is banned

      Today, the reason for a country to be categorized as a ‘dry country,’ is mainly because of religious reasons. Some countries have a partial or an all-out ban on alcohol because they adhere to strict religious laws and beliefs. Mainly these ‘dry countries,’ follow Islamic Sharia Law, which forbids alcohol. Afghanistan with its strict
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  • How much does a haircut cost around the world?

    How much does a haircut cost around the world?

      Today, a haircut is one of the most common forms of grooming services that are performed on a regular basis. But have you ever wondered what a haircut costs in different cities around the world? And what determines the cost? The answer for this is based on an analysis made by the financial services
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  • Top 10 manufacturing hubs in China

    Top 10 manufacturing hubs in China

      Nicknamed the ‘World’s Factory,’ China is on top of the list of manufacturing giants in the world. Primarily due to low-cost manufacturing, has propelled China to be crowned as the second largest economy in the world, with $11 trillion, or14.8% of the global economy, as per World Bank figures. We give you a lowdown
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  • Countries where Public Executions are still held

    Countries where Public Executions are still held

      In a few countries, executions are still practiced as a method of deterrent. Some countries perform these executions in public places for all to witness. Use of state-sponsored public execution as capital punishment, is reported to be active in; North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen. The practice has been condemned by several
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  • US cities with most pedestrian commuters

    US cities with most pedestrian commuters

      Walking is increasingly becoming a very important part of national conversation regarding global transportation globally, and especially in the United States. The American Census Bureau conducts the American Community Survey (ACS Survey), which is one of the most expansive sources of information on commuting and biking in the country. Their latest survey shows data
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