What Happens in an Internet Minute 2017: Infographic

I came across the following cool infographic showing what happens in a internet minute in 2017. In just 60 seconds, a staggering 156 million emails are sent, 3.5 searches are made on Google(GOOG)  and 16 million text messages are sent today. While technology has made all these possible the bigger question is this: Has the internet …

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The Number of IKEA Stores per Capita by Country: Chart

The number of IKEA stores worldwide by country is interesting to review. However that can lead to misinterpretation since populations of countries very. So an ideal way to compare the number of IKEA stores is at a per capita level – meaning the number of stores compared to population count. The chart below shows the …

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Size of a Country’s Economy vs. Military Power: Chart

The relation between the size of a country’s economy and military power is tenuous. But its interesting to look at a chart that tries to show the comparison anyway. The chart below compares a country’s GDP against its military strength: Click to enlarge   Source: Aaron Strndberg via Twitter The US has the largest GDP …

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High-Speed Rail Lines in The World by Country 2017

High-speed rail line is defined as a line (or) section of lines in which trains can operate at speeds of 250 km/hr or more (or 155 miles/hr or more). The high-speed rail network varies among developed countries. Japan is a pioneer in this field while Europe has an excellent network connecting major cities. Today after Japan, the …

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Public Social Spending in Asian Countries: Chart

Social spending on public welfare is increasing in Asia but it is still lower than the OECD average of 21% of GDP according to an article in OECD Insights. Developed Asian countries like Japan, New Zealand and Australia have high social protections. On the other hand, in emerging countries of India and Indonesia social spending …

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The Top 10 Economies of the World in 1970 vs. 2017: Chart

The 20th century belonged to the US and is known as the “American Century”. The 21st century is projected to be the “Asian Century” as countries such as China and India rise as world’s leading powers although economically and not militarily. Already these two countries have joined the list of the world’s top 10 economies as …

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