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Tourist attractions are places of interest known for their cultural value, natural or built beauty, and historical significance for providing leisure and entertainment. But what about when a must-see attraction isn’t worth the money?

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter is a behind-the-scenes museum tour that showcases costumes, props, and sets from the multi-billion dollar franchise. Despite receiving 5-star reviews, some 8,283 visitors were less than charmed with the price they paid for food and drink while on tour.

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Ranch style is the most listed in 20 U.S. states, and making is ‘the most common of the most common.’

Ranch housing is notably popular in landlocked states with more space to spread a single-level home. But ranch homes are also practical, offering accessibility for young and old. By 1950, nine out of ten new builds were ranches, according to historian Witold Rybczynski — which explains why they’re so common and affordable today.

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According to the American Pet Product Association, there are an estimated 89.7 million dogs in the United States, making it a nation of dog-lovers. But where in the U.S. states are you more likely to stand in a steaming pile of dog poop?

The state of Colorado is known for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, canyons, rivers, and desert lands. If you’re into natural, scenic beauty, Colorado is a haven — it also happens to be the dog poop capital.

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We smoke approximately 4.5 trillion cigarettes every year–enough to get Saturn and back. But we don’t send the butts to Saturn.

We crush them under our shoes. It is estimated that the US spends $4 billion per year dealing with cigarette litter… but that number is eclipsed by the fact that cigarette butts start forest fires, choke animals, poison sea life, and inhibit plant growth.

To better comprehend the scale of the problem, HouseFresh crunched the numbers to visualize the human-made constructions that would get crushed in a minute, day, week, month, and year of cigarette butts–from an Olympic boxing ring to New York’s Central Park.

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The world has a total forest area of 4.06 billion hectares, almost 1/3 (31%) of the land globally. This area equals 0.52 hectares per person, but forests are not spread equally geographically and among the planet’s people.

The tropical zone has the most significant proportion of the global forests (45%), accompanied by the boreal, temperate and subtropical zones.

More than half (54%) of the global forests have in only 5 nations–Russia, Brazil, Canada, the United States, and China.

Primary forests are not significantly disturbed by human activity cover approximately 1.11 billion hectares. But the area of primary forests has declined by 81 million hectares since 1990.

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There are broad types of economic inequality, most notably estimated using the distribution of income and the distribution of wealth.

The distribution of wealth is typically the contrast between the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor in a given country or administrative divisions (state, province, region, city) or demographic strata. Wealth inequality is near connected to income inequality, which tracks the money individuals earn. However, wealth inequality comprises income and the value of bank accounts, stocks and investments, residences, and other personal possessions, such as yachts, cars, gold, jewelry, painting, etc. Wealth inequality is a significant reason for unequal living standards in many societies.

Reddit user rubenbmathisen made fascinating maps of Global wealth inequality in 2021 visualized by comparing the bottom 80% with increasingly smaller groups at the top of the distribution.

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