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Who Are the World's Ten Biggest Employers?

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Believe it or not, McDonald's still hasn’t achieved global domination. Although more than 36,000 locations exist in more than 100 countries, the fast food behemoth still only ranks as the world’s fourth largest employer, according to online statistics portal Statista.

The site recently produced a chart detailing which employers had the largest global work forces in 2015. Walmart made the cut, as did Foxconn, a Chinese electronics manufacturer that makes goods for technology giants like Apple, Nintendo, and Microsoft. India's and China’s armed forces made the cut, as did India’s railway and China’s oil and electricity services. But topping the list is the U.S. Department of Defense, which has a staggering 3.2 million employees.

Did your employer make the top 10? Find out by checking out the full chart below.

[h/t FastCoExist]

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This Puzzling Math Brain Teaser Has a Simple Solution
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Fans of number-based brainteasers might find themselves pleasantly stumped by the following question, posed by TED-Ed’s Alex Gendler: Which sequence of integers comes next?

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ?

Mathematicians may recognize this pattern as a specific type of number sequence—called a “look-and-say sequence"—that yields a distinct pattern. As for those who aren't number enthusiasts, they should try reading the numbers they see aloud (so that 1 becomes "one one," 11 is "two ones," 21 is "one two, one one,” and so on) to figure the answer.

Still can’t crack the code? Learn the surprisingly simple secret to solving the sequence by watching the video below.

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