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Old February 16, 2004, 04:55 AM
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The former-Soviet Ukraine has more Internet Service Providers than any other non-English speaking country.
Andorra has no unemployment, which is just as well because they have no broadcast TV channels either.
Andorrans live the longest, four years longer than in neighbouring France and Spain.
China's labor force stands at 706 million people, almost three times that of Europe and twice that of North and South America combined
China has the most workers, so it's a good thing they've got lots of TV's.
Israel enjoys a GDP per capita 21 times that of the Palestinian West Bank and 33 times that of the Gaza Strip. Its military spending per capita tops the world.
North Korea spends the most of its GDP on its military.
Luxembourgers, the world's richest people are also the most generous.
Indians go out to the movies 3 billion times a year.
The USA has more personal computers than the next 7 countries under them combined.
Americans and Icelanders go to the pictures on average 5 times a year, while Japanese go only once.
The United States spends more money on its military than the next 12 nations combined.
If you like kids, then Uganda might be the place for you. Half the population is under 15!
Most people live in poverty in most African countries.
Only two countries in the world are doubly landlocked: Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan.
Senior gentlemen might consider a trip to Russia where there's two over 65 women for every man.
Sick of crowds? Try Greenland where there's 38 sq km per person.
Single guys should check out The Virgin Islands. Apart from sounding good, it has five women to every four men!
South Korea is the heliport capital of the world.
The United States has the most money, power, airports, cell phones, radios and ISP's.
The United States consumes more energy than India, the Middle East, South America, Africa, South East Asia and Oceania combined (3.1 billion people).
The fastest growing country in the world is also the world's newest country.
The world's smallest country, Coral Sea Islands, is one of 13 states considered to have no economic activity.
The top 5 energy consumers are all cold countries. The next 6 are mostly oil producers.
Top per capita importing and exporting nations tend to be a little small.
You shouldn't park your car in Australia, even though they have nearly 2m of railway each.
You're 66 times more likely to be prosecuted in the USA as in France.
Nearly 1% of Montserrations are police.
Most Zambians don't live to see their 40th birthday.
Want your kids to stay in school? Send them to Norway.
Mexico has the most Jehovah's Witnesses per capita in the OECD.
Guinea has the wettest capital on Earth with 3.7 metres of rain a year.
Qataris have lots and lots of gas.
Aussies picked up the most medals each at the Sydney Olympics bringing them into the all time top 11.
Finns are perhaps the world's greatest athletes, ranked first at summer olympics and third in winter games.
Almost half of Ecuador is protected.
Guatamalan women work 11.5 hours a day, while South African men work only 4.5.
Kenyan women work 35% longer than their menfolk.
Ethopians are by far the most agricultural people on earth (both men and women)
Looking for Czech and Slovak men? Half are in factories.
Women are flooding into the workforce in many Muslim countries.
American women have the most powerful jobs.
Southern European women hugely outnumber their menfolk amongst the unemployed.
The top 8 most developed countries all speak Germanic languages. Every such country is in the top 20.
Belgium is the only country in the world where women dominate the ministry.
South America is unusual in that it both urbanized and poor.
Swedes and Norweigans rank top 5 for both providing aid and exporting weapons.
On the probability of not reaching 40 graph, the top 34 countries are all African
Former enemies, the Americans and Russians now together lead the world in locking people up.
English speaking kids are the biggest novel readers but are smallest comics readers.
Japanese and South Korean kids are the best at science and maths.
Three quarters of Japanese kids read comics.
American adults have been educated the longest.
Japan has 53 working nuclear reactors and is planning to build another 12.
Around 1992, Saudi Arabia overtook the United States as the world's largest oil producer.
Danish workers strike 150 times more than their German neighbours.
Many Americans live alone, leading the world in one person households.
Hungarians die of cancer the most and Finns the least.

[Ran into this in a website, thought some of you might find it interesting]
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Old February 16, 2004, 06:54 AM
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Only two countries in the world are doubly landlocked: Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan
what does it mean?
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Old February 16, 2004, 07:40 AM
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Countries which are bordered only by landlocked countries. ie, if you start from Uzbek etc, you will have to cross two countries before you reach the sea.
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Old February 16, 2004, 03:00 PM
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great post carte...

btw, which country is the following;
"The fastest growing country in the world is also the world's newest country. "

[Edited on 16-2-2004 by say]
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Old February 16, 2004, 03:04 PM
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East Timor... but r they the fastest...?
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Old February 16, 2004, 05:41 PM
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Default Interesting!

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The former-Soviet Ukraine has more Internet Service Providers than any other non-English speaking country.
Is this true? I always thought it was Japan. They (and South Korea) are amongst the most heavily connected countries in the world. I couldn't find any current figures, but it seems like they had nearly 900 ISPs in 1997, most I could find for Ukraine is around 400.
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You shouldn't park your car in Australia, even though they have nearly 2m of railway each.
What? That makes no sense.
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American women have the most powerful jobs.
That is a very misleading/ambiguous statement..
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Old February 16, 2004, 08:19 PM
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Default Bangladesh should be in that list too...

after all, we made it as champs of corruption three years running. the world's finest crooks right at our doorstep.
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