Most of us tend to think of Earth as being the sole planet in the solar system with water. Water exists on Mars, but almost exclusively as ice.
For the time being, Earth remains the lone planet in the universe to have stable bodies of liquid water on its surface. However, it may not be the celestial body with the most water or even the most liquid water within our own solar system.
The map above created by @JodySieradzki For @dadaviz shows the hair colour of world leaders. And just to be clear this means heads of government (e.g. Prime Minsters or the US President) and not Heads of State (e.g. Queen Elizabeth II or Presidents in many other countries).
A few interesting things to note:
The map above shows all countries that have sent animals into space based on data from Wikipedia. There are quite a few surprising countries both on and off the list.
Animals include everything from fruit flies to monkeys. Reddit user walkalong compiled the complete list by country:
The UK election may be over, but Canadians are still set to go to the polls on October 19th, 2015 to decide the fate of their own Conservative government. When they do, voters in the Territory of Nunavut will be voting in the world’s largest electoral district.
Just how big is it?
What a difference 2,000 years makes. The map above shows the GDP per capita in 14AD of the various provinces of the Roman Empire in 1990 PPP Dollars. On average, the GDP per capita across the whole Empire, was only $570.
This would make the average Roman in 14AD poorer than the average citizen of every single one of the world’s countries in 2015.
Wondering how that’s possible? Then keep reading to find out.