Showing posts with label Geography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Geography. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happiest Countries in the world by 2013




Guess which countries are the happiest countries in the world by 2013?  According to 156-nation survey published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland are the happiest countries in the world!

Among North American Countries, Canada ranks in 6th place while Mexico 16th and U.S 17th



Source: Gates, Sara. "World Happiness Report 2013 Ranks Happiest Countries Around Globe." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 09 Sept. 2013. Web. 15 Oct. 2013.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

How Many Spoken Languages In The World?


So far, yes, the reason I started my sentence with “So far” because languages is something that develop over long long years; there are might be other languages in some cultures or tribes that are being used already  but we couldn’t get a chance to find out.
  • As of now,  approximately 6900 – 7000 different spoken languages in the world! Surprisingly, less than 100000  people use 90% of these languages.
  • In Asia, there are 2200 languages found in Asia, 260 in Europe
  • Papua New Guinea for instance, boasts no less than 832 different languages!
What are the world’s most spoken languages? 
  • Well, the most widely spoken languages by number of native speakers and as a second language are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German and French.

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  Source: "Languages Of The World-Interesting Facts About Languages." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 25 Aug. 2013. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/guide/languages.shtml>.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

The LONGEST Name of The Place in The World



Taumalawhakalangihanga
koauauotamateaturipukaka
pikimaungahoronukupokaiw
henuakitanatahu

According to the Encyclopedia of New Zealand it means " ‘the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as landeater, played his flute to his loved one’. It refers to the renowned explorer Tamatea, who played music to his beloved on the hill in the background."

                                                               
Source: 
Rāwiri Taonui. 'Tapa whenua – naming places - Traditions and place names from Polynesia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12  URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18650/the-longest-place-name-in-the-world

Monday, June 10, 2013

Do All States Observe Daylight Saving? Lets Find out!


Daylight Saving for Hawaii and Arizona?

★ Many of you may wonder if all U.S States observe Daylight Saving, well, the fact of the matter is only 2 of 50 States don't observe it. 




★ Hawaii  and Arizona don't observe Day Light Saving! And some other U.S territories Puerto Rico, U.S Virgin Island, and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time as well. 



How many words are there in English?

Unfortunately, there's no exact count of the number of words in the English language because languages are flexible and expanding.