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  1. Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine
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    • How old was Hans when his family bought a washing machine?
      1. 4
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    • Was that an ordinary day?
      1. No
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    • Who was invited for the occasion?
      1. His grandma/grandmother
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    • Why was the person invited so excited about the occasion?
      1. (Because) she had hand washed clothes all her life
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    • Who pushed the button to start the cycle? Where did that person sit? Did he/she enjoy herself?
      1. Grandma. In front of the machine. Yes, she did.
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    • How many people live with less than US$2.00 a day?
      1. 2 billion people
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    • How much do “the airline line” people spend on a day?
      1. 80 dollars
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    • How many people live in between “the poverty line” and “the airline line”?
      1. 4 billion people
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    • How do most of the women in the world wash clothes? Is it an easy, quick, light job?
      1. They hand wash clothes. No, it isn't.
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    • Do all the women who hand wash their clothes have water at home?
      1. No
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    • Where are the women in the black and white picture from?
      1. Sweden
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    • Nowadays, how many of Hans’s students hand wash their clothes?
      1. None
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    • How many units are used in the entire world? And how many are used by the “the airline line” people?
      1. 12 units. 6 units.
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    • How many units do the people in “the poverty line” use?
      1. Less than 1 unit
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    • What are the two things that can increase energy use?
      1. Population growth and economic growth
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    • How many units will the world population use, in 2050?
      1. 22
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    • Who was the Minister of Energy voted for presidency, in Brazil?
      1. Dilma Roussef
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    • When Hans’s mother didn’t have to hand wash clothes, what could she do?
      1. Read for him and study.
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    • So, in Han’s opinion, why was the invention of the washing machine so important?
      1. Because women had more time and could read and study.
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