Comparing us to 24 other countries, it seems that we have won two gold medals and two bronze. According to the Daily Beast:
“For the Couch Potato Olympics, we stuck with 24 countries in the developed world, as determined by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development-member countries that had extensive data available. The large majority of this list is Western—a byproduct of only ranking countries with accurate, reliable, and consistent data. (There was no Russian judge in this competition.)”
So here is the summation of our metals:
Calories per Day: 1st out of 24 (Gold)
Television Viewing: 1st out of 24 (Gold)
Sports Aversion: 3rd out of 24 (Bronze)
Internet Usage: 3rd out of 24 (Bronze)
To further expand our knowledge of how we are doing, here’s a video put together by some high school students. There are four versions of this video, this is version one.
Did You Know; Shift Happens – Globalization; Information Age
Did You Know? originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation “went viral” on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and new versions of the online presentation have been seen by at least 20 million people, not including the countless others who have seen it at conferences, workshops, training institutes, and other venues.
John J. O’Dell
Real Estate Broker
Because I care