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Average number of days business and government take to pay a bill in Nigeria: 96

Average number of days business and government take to pay a bill in Nigeria: 96

In Japan: 7

In Japan: 7

In the United States: 20

In the United States: 20

Percentage of 1984 corporate R&D funded by the government in Japan: 1.8

Percentage of 1984 corporate R&D funded by the government in Japan: 1.8

In the United States: 32.3

In the United States: 32.3

Number of cars exported to Japan by West Germany in 1986: 53,916

Number of cars exported to Japan by West Germany in 1986: 53,916

By the United States: 2,345

By the United States: 2,345

Profits earned by Coca-Cola in Japan last year: $350,000,000

Profits earned by Coca-Cola in Japan last year: $350,000,000

In the United States: $324,000,000

In the United States: $324,000,000

Ratio of engineers to lawyers graduated each year in Japan: 10:1

Ratio of engineers to lawyers graduated each year in Japan: 10:1

In the United States: 1:10

In the United States: 1:10

Number of 7-Elevens per 1,000 square miles in Japan: 27

Number of 7-Elevens per 1,000 square miles in Japan: 27

In the United States: 2

In the United States: 2

Rank of China among global beer producers by volume: 1

Rank of China among global beer producers by volume: 1

Rank of the United States: 2

Rank of the United States: 2

Astrologers in the United States: 10,000

Astrologers in the United States: 10,000

Astronomers: 2,500

Astronomers: 2,500

Potholes in the United States: 55,961,000

Potholes in the United States: 55,961,000

Amount that Brazil and Mexico owe foreign creditors: $204,159,200,000

Amount that Brazil and Mexico owe foreign creditors: $204,159,200,000

Amount the United States owes: $209,800,000,000

Amount the United States owes: $209,800,000,000

Rank of Britain among twenty-one rich countries the U.N. ranked this year for “child well-being‚”: 21

Rank of Britain among twenty-one rich countries the U.N. ranked this year for “child well-being‚”: 21

Rank of the United States: 20

Rank of the United States: 20

Movie theaters in the United States: 16,901

Movie theaters in the United States: 16,901

In the Soviet Union: 144,100

In the Soviet Union: 144,100

Robot population of the United States: 8,000

Robot population of the United States: 8,000

Of Japan: 16,500

Of Japan: 16,500

Coffin manufacturers in the United States today: 400

Coffin manufacturers in the United States today: 400

Fifteen years ago: 600

Fifteen years ago: 600

Alligator farms in the United States: 23

Alligator farms in the United States: 23

Four-leaf clover farms: 1

Four-leaf clover farms: 1

Acres of lawn in the United States: 25,000,000

Acres of lawn in the United States: 25,000,000

Number of cheerleaders in the United States: 600,000

Number of cheerleaders in the United States: 600,000

Number of bedrooms in the United States: 236,800,000

Number of bedrooms in the United States: 236,800,000

Number of donkeys in the United States: 200,000

Number of donkeys in the United States: 200,000

Number of elephants: 692

Number of elephants: 692

Percentage of Japanese who say that the Soviet Union is the greatest threat to their nation: 22

Percentage of Japanese who say that the Soviet Union is the greatest threat to their nation: 22

Percentage who say the United States is: 24

Percentage who say the United States is: 24

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