Most obese people turned out to be in the USA: 36.2% of the population. Jordan is not far behind them (35.5%), and Saudi Arabia closes the top three with a result of 35.4% of the country’s inhabitants suffering from obesity. In general, the main world centers of obesity are the Americas and Muslim countries + South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The least obese people are in Asia and Africa. In Vietnam — only 2.1%, in Bangladesh — 3.6%, in Timor 3.8%. It is understood that in many of these countries there are few obese people, not because all of them are supporters of a healthy lifestyle, but because of chronic malnutrition, but not everywhere: Japan also entered the list of leaders, ranking seventh with 4.3% of the population with obesity. And in Japan there is clearly no problem with hunger
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YouTube’s algorithms ignore the «dislike» button. According to a study conducted by the Mozilla Foundation, after a user clicks the “dislike” button under a video, only 12% of the time YouTube’s algorithms stop showing unwanted content.
American hotel chain Hilton Worldwide Holdings will develop the design of the interior of the Starlab private space station, which is being jointly built by Voyager Space Holdings and Lockheed Martin, CNBC writes, citing a statement from representatives of the companies.
20 quadrillion ants live on Earth, that is, there are approximately 2.5 million of these insects per person. These conclusions were reached by entomologists from the University of Würzburg during a meta-analysis of 500 studies.
The total biomass of ants — about 12 million tons of dry carbon — is greater than the biomass of all wild birds and mammals. This is approximately 20% of the dry biomass of mankind.
- Ants live in all climatic zones except the polar regions. Their populations are densest in the region of the equator and the tropics.
- An average of 250,000 ants lives in one colony.
- There are 12.5 thousand known species of these insects on Earth
The state operator Bulgargaz signed an additional agreement with a company that is building a liquefied natural gas terminal in Alexandroupolis, Greece. Initially, the contract was concluded for the annual use of 500 million cubic meters of gas, but Bulgaria increased this volume to 1 billion cubic meters, according to the Bulgargaz website. The republic annually consumes about 3 billion cubic meters of gas.
Export of coal from Russia to China in August 2022 reached a maximum in five years — 8.542 million tons.
Biden will nominate Lynn Tracy, who is now the ambassador to Armenia. The previous ambassador, John Sullivan, left the post ahead of schedule and left Russia in early September.
Commercial banks of Armenia themselves must make decisions about servicing the cards of the Russian payment system Mir, the Central Bank of the Republic said in response to a request from Public Television, TASS reports.
Banks in Vietnam and Kazakhstan are no longer accepting cards from the Russian payment system Mir, the Izvestia newspaper writes.
Finland appealed to the European Commission with a request to restrict the entry of Russians into the EU and include tourist visas in the EU sanctions list.
Gas storage facilities in Germany are more than 90% full. This was stated by the head of the Federal Agency for Energy Grids Klaus Müller on Twitter.
«Germany has reached a new milestone,» he wrote, adding that the injected gas would increase the security of Germany’s energy supply.
Protests in Iran are becoming more massive. They do not subside after the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained for “wrongly wearing a hijab,” died in the police station.
Women on the streets take off their headscarves, cut their hair, activists throw incendiary mixtures at the security forces and chant “Death to the dictator!”, “We will take back Iran!”. Demonstrators also tear down and destroy official symbols of the state, set fire to vehicles and organize marches, blocking the streets of Tehran. The security forces use not only special equipment but also military weapons against the protesters. Already known about several dead and hundreds of injured
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