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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

Portion of Syrians seeking asylum since 2011 who have been hosted by Turkey

Portion of Syrians seeking asylum since 2011 who have been hosted by Turkey

By the United States

By the United States

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

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