Algorithms, and not friends and family, are now the go-to matchmaker for people looking for love, Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld has found.
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Rosenfeld found that heterosexual couples are more likely to meet a romantic partner online than through personal contacts and connections.
The world is marked by hundreds of thousands of islands, which are classified as landmasses permanently above water but not identified as a continent, such as Australia. The largest island on earth is Greenland, but there are countries made up mostly, or entirely, of archipelagos—chains, clusters, or collections of islands. In some cases, like Norway and Sweden, these amount to more than 200,000 islands within the countries' borders. Check out the full dataset below.
Source: World Atlas
Five of the Top 10 countries of origin for international students in the US during the 2019-2020 university academic year were from Asia. Check out the dataset, which goes as far back as 1948 to see how enrollment has changed over time and from where.
The sum total of energy consumption includes electricity, transport and heating. Primary energy is measured in terawatt-hours (rather than million tonnes of oil equivalents, or alternative energy units).
Though no exact start date is known, modern book printing is over 1,000 years old. In 2010, Google Books estimated that nearly 130 million books had been published, with now over 2 million new books published each year. Such competition means only a few great reads have sold tens or hundreds of millions of copies, topping the charts as some of the bestselling books of all time.
Check out the full top 50 books sold dataset below. You'll notice J.K. Rowling is the author with the most books on the list, with seven from her Harry Potter series.
Rolex tops the list with a market share of almost 25%. In 2020, for the first time ever (at least according to Morgan Stanley), the Rolex Group (Rolex + Tudor), has become more successful than the entire Swatch Group conglomerate with its 27% share of the market.
As of April 2022, all of the top 100 songs have exceeded 1.3 billion streams, of which 12 have reached 2 billion streams, with Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" ranked in the top position, as the only song that exceeds 3 billion streams.
Justin Bieber and Post Malone have the most songs in the top 100 with 6 entries each.
Toyota Motor unseated General Motors as the top-selling automaker in the United States last year, becoming the first manufacturer based outside the country to achieve that feat in the industry's nearly 120-year history.
View details at Cox Automotive Kelley Blue Book Quarterly Report Q4-2021
Source: Cox Automotive