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View Poll Results: The brightest city in the World
New York City 30 24.39%
London 8 6.50%
Tokyo 49 39.84%
Dubai 7 5.69%
Shanghai 10 8.13%
Hong Kong 21 17.07%
Paris 14 11.38%
Rome 5 4.07%
Jakarta 1 0.81%
Frankfurt 5 4.07%
Manila 0 0%
Other 17 13.82%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-05-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What's with the red light from some regions?
Oil Wells, they emit fire at there tops.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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Warri, Nigeria might be the brightest if you include it's adjoing areas in the Niger Delta. Oil wells don't actually burn oil but associated gas is flared, usually only in very remote or poor countries that can't utilize the gas in their small economies. Efforts are being made to completely curtail this in the future - both as the ecologically-correct thing to do (along with gov't pressure) as well as a growing market for liquifying the gas cryogenically and shipping in tankers like oil to the US, Europe, and especially gas-poor major economies like China, Japan, and Korea.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Barrow Alaska FTW. The land of the midnight sun where the sun is visible at midnight for many months. Now tha's bright

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Old 10-17-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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I once heard Belgium, and therefore Brussels or Antwerp, was very bright. Although I think that was on a TV show about UFOs so not real credible. Still looking it up on my own the Benelux region does look fairly bright.

http://www.lightpollution.it/downloa...idotto0p25.gif

Lightpollution.org indicates Netherlands has more "light pollution" than Belgium. So Amsterdam might be a contender. Still I might guess Tokyo as it's large and into shiny things.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: FIN
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I'm gonna have to throw a guess that Hong Kong.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I once heard Belgium, and therefore Brussels or Antwerp, was very bright.
If you have been in Belgium, you might understand.
You can actually see Belgium at night from Space, because most of their highways are lit up, unlike most highways in the USA are *dark*.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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This poll is crap. There is no way that New York City, Tokyo and stuff are the brightest cities with all their skyscrapers and the pollution due to the millions of citizens and cars!

Frankfurt, Germany has a lot of environmental regulations that surpass the ones in California by far. Just a few skyscrapers compared to all the cities that were listed and hundreds of huge very green recreational places. It is also the second safest city in Germany when you exclude the International Airport. Frankfurt is a very bright European city. Don't get fooled by this poll.
Just look at the images at wikipedia. Frankfurt is really fine.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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This poll is crap. There is no way that New York City, Tokyo and stuff are the brightest cities with all their skyscrapers and the pollution due to the millions of citizens and cars!
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Last time I checked over 50% of people in NYC don't own cars. And those who do 30% actually use them for work. Buses are Electric Hybrids and Taxis are Hybrids as well. Skyscrapers? Never mind Tokyo everyone takes the subway.



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Old 10-18-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Tokyo is the most populated city in the world and basically has like 4 + times squares in it.

And as said above, NYC is actually the greenest city in the US and has the lowest emissions per capita. Tokyo in itself is the cleanest/least polluted city per capita of all major cities on earth.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Bergen, Norway
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youd be an idiot to vote for NYC over Tokyo on this one.. crap, the american patriotism really has no limits. have you even seen pictures of tokyo? in downtown tokyo every intersection is a times square!! and some are even bigger than the one in new york (like the shibuya crossing.. ugh..)
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