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Countries That Consume More Or Less Electricity Than Bitcoin Mining In Late 2018

The map above is an update on last year’s look at Bitcoin electricity consumption. Currently, only 38 countries definitely consume more electricity than total Bitcoin mining.

Other quick facts:

  • The Digiconomist Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index currently estimates that Bitcoin mining is consuming somewhere between 55.63 and 73.12 TWh of electricity per year.
  • This means Bitcoin mining is now using more electricity than between 175 and 181 individual countries/territories (up from 159 last year).
  • It currently takes an estimated 94,000 KWh of worth of electricity to mine one Bitcoin.
  • Bitcoin mining now potentially consumes more electricity than the bottom 750 million electricity users – 10% of the World’s Population.
  • Nigeria (population 186 million) is the most populous country that likely uses less electricity than global Bitcoin mining.
  • Norway (population 5.2 million) is the least populous country that definitely uses more electricity than global Bitcoin mining
  • Bitcoin mining is the equivalent to as much as 33% of Australian, 24% of UK, 14% of Canadian or 2% of US electricity consumption.
  • 66 countries have lower electricity consumption per capita than 1 Bitcoin transaction.
  • Only 38 countries now definitely still consume more electricity than Bitcoin mining with a further 6 possibly doing so.

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Source – Google

GDP Per Capita – Africa versus China

I see two forces at play here. China’s economy is booming and Africa, for some reason beyond understanding, keeps voting for the same political parties who slash and burn everything they touch.

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Source – Twitter

The Most Commonly Spoken Second Language in Each London Borough

The cities of New Zealand, especially Auckland, will have similar stats.

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Source – davidrumsey.com

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United Nations Map of the World.

This great map was created by L.G. Bullock and John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh in 1948.

In 1948, world peace was finally achieved after years of war which left a huge scar on every nation.  Some 200,000,000 people were displaced, 50,000,000 dead and entire cities and economies destroyed. It was at this time of healing and contemplation when the UN was born. A single entity that would ensure world peace and encourage constructive debate between disputing nations. Their primary goal was to ensure a war, such as WW2, would never be allowed to happen again.

Since this time, the UN has clearly lost their way and perhaps forgotten why they even exist?

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Source – imgur.com

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Six Ways to Divide England Linguistically

The first and third are spot on.

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Source – newswaze

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The Highest Speed Limits Around The World

As the map above shows, Germany’s famous Autobahns are some of the only roads in the world without a speed limit. However, there are two other places where drivers can drive as quickly as they’d like.

The Stuart Highway, in Australia’s Northern Territory, has one 200km long section between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek with an open speed limit.

The Isle of Man also has no speed limits but unlike Germany and Australia lacks motorways (highways).

Other countries and territories impose speed limits that can vary quite widely. And remember we’re talking about the highest posted speed limit in each country, not the average. Always be sure to know and understand the speed limit where you’re driving and stick to it. Speeding kills!

Surprisingly, given America’s love of cars, all states have speed limits. Until, 1999 Montana had a non-numeric “reasonable and prudent” speed limit, but this was deemed too vague by the Montana Supreme Court and a new limit of 75 mph (120 km/h) was imposed.

That means a 41 mile (65km) long portion Texas State Highway 130 is the fastest road in the United States (and the Americas), with a posted speed limit of 85 mph (140 km/h).

Also interesting, all US states have limits above 55 mph (90 km/h), which was the federally mandated limit from 1973-87. The limit then increased to 65 mph (105 km/h) until 1995, when it was finally abolished.

Hawaii, at 60 mph (100 km/h), only states with a speed limit below 65 mph. Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin have all kept it at 65 mph, with all other states now having higher limits on at least some roads.

Canada’s most populous provinces have even lower speed limits, with both Ontario and Quebec sharing a maximum limit of just 100 km/h (60 mph). However, it’s Nunavut with no speed limits above 70 km/h that is the lowest in Canada and potentially the world.

In Europe, The UK is among the slowest states with maximum limits of just 70 mph (110 km/h). Poland and Bulgaria, on the other hand, are among the fastest with limits of up to 140 km/h.

Finally, some of the slowest countries in the world include Bolivia, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Honduras, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Malta, Macau, Madagascar, Montenegro, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda all of which share national speed limits of just 80 km/h (50 mph).

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Source – Imgur.com

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Military Camouflages Of The World

The map above shows the world’s military camouflages. It’s based on the country’s primary camo and does not take into account different branches of the military in each country. Moreover, the original map creators are aware that there are a few inaccuracies and out-of-date designs included.

Iceland has no camouflage as it has no standing army whereas Chile’s is so good it blends completely into Argentina. Also, check out the leopard print used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Thus, while the map may not be perfect, I think it still qualifies as interesting. And if you like Camouflage maps you may also like the map below. Which gives camo to different regions of the United States based on their predominant biome.

US Camo map based on biomes

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Source – Imgur.com

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The Pacific Ocean is Larger Than All Land On Earth

While I’m sure you know the Pacific Ocean is big, I’d say there’s a good chance you hadn’t realized how big, until you look at the map above. As difficult as it may be to believe, the Pacific Ocean is larger than the landmass of every single continent and island combined.

In numbers:

The Pacific Ocean covers: 165.25 million square kilometres

The Earth’s Land Mass covers: 148.94 million square kilometres

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Image source – The Seattle Times

Only Two Counties Support Initiative 1631 – Carbon Free

One aspect of the US elections we don’t hear much (anything?) about in NZ is the other votes which take place. A number of states had votes on environmental matters, especially climate change/energy related.
Seems the voters weren’t prepared to go along. The graphic shows to outcome of the vote in Democrat dominated Washington State to become CO2 emissions free. Other states in the sun belt rejected measures for more “renewable” energy.

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PS. Thank you WO readers for your kind words of support and encouragement re the MOTD

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Source – dailykos.com

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Daily Kos Elections Nov. 6, 2018 poll closing times map

Note that all times on the above map are Eastern, not local, but you can download large-format maps for each U.S. time zone below:

 Eastern | Central | Mountain | Pacific | Alaska | Hawaii

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