Some Brief Notes on the 2012 Summer Olympics

Yes, it’s time once again for the Summer Olympics in just a few weeks, with coverage and hype already operating at full bore.  Having previously looked at failed Olympic candidate cities, the performances of now-defunct nations at the games, and the all-time least-successful countries in Olympic country, here are a few more notes heading into…

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Islands With 10 Million Residents

There are at least 180 497 islands on Earth with an area of 10 hectares or more. Upon those islands resides approximately ten percent of the world’s population. But of those islands holding all those hundreds of millions of residents, just 170 islands have a population of more than 100 000 people. 53 islands host a…

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