Monday Trivia, No. 150 [Randy Harris wins!]
Both lists are in descending order:
Top 10: Bangladesh, Moldova, Ukraine, India, Denmark, Hungary, Mauritius, Rwanda, Togo, Romania.
Bottom 10: Mongolia, Botswana, Solomon Islands, Paupa New Guinea (!), Mauritania, Suriname, New Caledonia (as opposed to French Polynesia, which is also near the bottom of the list), Oman, Iceland, Djibouti.
The United States of America, from whence come the bulk of our authors and readers, ranks 59th out of 198 nations or quasi-nations surveyed. We also have some authors and readers that I am aware of who hail from Canada (142nd), United Kingdom (41st), New Zealand (137th), Japan (90th), and Singapore (184th).
A surprise (to me) near the top: Malta ranks 28th. Two surprises (again, to me) near the bottom: Colombia, at 175th, and Paupa New Guinea, at 192nd.
If we get far enough in the clues, I’ll make the entire list available. I suspect that our crew of very smart people will not take very long to figure this one out, though.
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