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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Household and ambient air pollution: A Health Hazard

    Household and ambient air pollution: A Health Hazard

      Household and ambient air pollution is an environmental as well as health risk. Millions of people die every year due to household air pollution, which results from cooking with unclean fuels, or ambient air pollution, which rises from traffic, waste burning or residential fuel combustion or industrial sources. If the rising levels of air
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  • Winners of the World Hip Hop Dance Championships

    Winners of the World Hip Hop Dance Championships

      In recent years Hip-hop dance has gained wide popularity around the world. It is primarily a street dance which is performed along with hip-hop music. Hip-hop dance and music, which evolved as apart of the hip-hop culture way back in the 1970s, comprises various styles such as locking, breaking and popping. Hip gained mainstream
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  • Winners of the 100 Meters Race at the Olympics

    Winners of the 100 Meters Race at the Olympics

      The 100 meters is one of the most high profile competitions that is played at the Summer Olympics. The competition has been a part of the Olympics, ever since the first tournament was held in 1896. The event is not only the most prestigious 100 meters race that is held at the elite level,
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  • The Number of Soft Drink Brands Produced Per Country

    The Number of Soft Drink Brands Produced Per Country

      Soft drinks are one of the most popular refreshments and are widely consumed around the world. But soft drinks are not a new phenomenon, they have been consumed since ancient times, though in a different form. In Tudor England, people drank a sweetened drink with lemon flavor. Comprising cream of tartar, the drink was
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