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  • Countries where Toyota is Popular

    Countries where Toyota is Popular

      Toyota is one of the leading car manufacturers in the world, and offers a number of models such as the Prius, Yaris, Corolla, and Camry. The company was founded in 1937, in Japan, and over the years its popularity has continued to grow. Today the Japan-based manufacturer has the distinction of producing more than
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  • FIS Snowboarding World Championships: France Has Won the Most Medals

    FIS Snowboarding World Championships: France Has Won the Most Medals

      Snowboarding is one of the most exciting and popular sports that is played on snow-covered slopes. But, the game is not for the faint-hearted. The sport involves a person standing on a snowboard, which is tied to his or her feet, zipping down steep slopes covered with snow. Snowboarding is much like skiing; however,
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  • The Best and Worst Countries for Old People to Live in

    The Best and Worst Countries for Old People to Live in

      The population around the world is ageing. This is mainly due to the fact that the life expectancy of the population has increased and fertility rates have decreased. It is estimated that people who are more than 60 years of age currently number 901 million. This is around 12.3 percent of the world population.
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  • Combating Tetanus the Need of the Hour

    Combating Tetanus the Need of the Hour

      Tetanus is a serious and painful bacterial disease that has a high mortality rate. The disease, which is also referred as Lockjaw, affects the nervous system of a person. It leads to muscle spasms, particularly of the neck muscles and the jaw. Other symptoms that are associated with tetanus include headache, high blood pressure,
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  • Winners of the World Figure Skating Championships

    Winners of the World Figure Skating Championships

      The World Figure Skating Championship is a prestigious tournament that is held annually in the month of March. The Participants are awarded medals in four categories, which include the men’s singles, ladies singles, ice dancing and pair skating. The history of the events dates back to the late 19th century. The first championship was
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  • A Look at the Religious Diversity Scores of Nations

    A Look at the Religious Diversity Scores of Nations

      In 2014, Pew Research released the Religious Diversity Index for all nations of the world. The Index measures the religious diversity across more than 200 nations and territories around the world. The index is based on the percentage of population of each nation that follow the eight major religions. This includes the five main
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  • The Top 15 Nations With the Highest Percentage of Plastic Surgeons

    The Top 15 Nations With the Highest Percentage of Plastic Surgeons

      Plastic surgery is a medical procedure involving the reconstruction, restoration, as well as restoring the human body. Plastic surgery includes reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial surgery and the treatment of burns. The past few years have witnessed an increase in the popularity of plastic surgery and hundreds and thousands of surgeries
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  • Winners of the World Orienteering Championships

    Winners of the World Orienteering Championships

      Orienteering is a sport that combines both navigation and race. Here participants have to rely on a map and compass to navigate trough terrain that is usually unfamiliar and diverse. The origin of the sport dates back to the late 19th century in Sweden where it was a military training in land navigation. Over
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  • DTP3 Immunization Coverage on the Rise

    DTP3 Immunization Coverage on the Rise

      Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough), are serious diseases. However, vaccines and immunization can protect both children, as well as adults, from these diseases. Over the years, the percentage of people who have been provided immunization against these three infectious diseases is on the rise. Diphtheria, which spreads from one person to the other,
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  • Winners of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

    Winners of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

      Volleyball is one of the most popular games played by a number of nations. There are many types of volleyball games such as indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, grass volleyball etc. While indoor volleyball is played on hard surface, beach volleyball is played on sand. Today, beach volleyball has become a global sport and has
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