Karaoke World Championship 2013

Turn your hand into a mic, turn up the music to your favorite song, and sing along. The Karaoke World Championship 2013 was recently held in Lappeenranta, Finland. People from 32 countries participated, and the women’s winner was Sarah Ramos (from Spain) and the men’s winner was Teruhisa Tanaka (from Japan).This annual championship was started in Finland in 2003.

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Finland holds some very unique annual world championships. Some examples are the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship, the Air Guitar World Championship, and the Wife Carrying World Championship.

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According to a new study by scientists from NASA, University of Maryland, and Google, we are losing about 1.5 million square kms (600,000 square miles) of forest every single year. The study used satellite images from Google Earth. Here are some detailed maps showing global forest change from 2000 to 2012.

Image Credits: NASA Goddard, based on data from Hansen et al., 2013, http://www.kwc.fi/ for the Karaoke World Championship winners’ image
Sources: http://www.umdrightnow.umd.edu, http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/, www.nasa.gov, http://www.kwc.fi/