Posts Tagged ‘ world ’

Seed bank

Possibly the most interesting place on earth, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway is built in a mountain to withstand any natural or man-made disaster. It was created to preserve worldwide plant seeds in case of a worldwide catastrophe, and is free for any country to deposit or store its fauna. Check out the official website here.

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Swedish number

In 1766, Sweden was the first country to abolish censorship. Today marks the 250th anniversary of that date, and to celebrate, the country launched an interesting campaign whereby anyone can call a designated country line that connects them to a random person in Sweden so that they can chat. Local numbers are available for certain countries.

Facebook

Today marked a new milestone for Facebook, as Mark Zuckerberg reported that 1 billion people logged onto the website in a single 24-hour period. Quite amazing considering that equates to approximately 1 in 7 people in the world, or 1 in 3 people in the world with internet access.

World Football rank

The World Football ranking system is based on the Elo rating system, originally devised by Arpad Elo for chess player rankings, which has been adopted and revised for many other competition-level games.

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