Monday Trivia, No. 150 [Randy Harris wins!]

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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9 Responses

  1. Michael Cain says:

    Percent of population displaced by floods over the last several years?Report

  2. Randy Harris says:

    How recently the nation’s constitution was last amended.Report

  3. Dan Miller says:

    Olive oil consumption per capita?Report

    • Burt Likko in reply to Dan Miller says:

      Good guesses so far, but this one is eerie because I actually researched and contemplated using it. Turns out that, unsurprisingly, Mediterranean nations really dominate the curve, so I rejected the idea as too obvious.

      Tuesday hint: we are indeed dealing with a ratio, but the denominator is not population. So it’s not “X per capita,” it’s “X per Y,” where Y is not the total population.

      Also, much of my data is from 2005, so newer nations like South Sudan and East Timor are not included. I eliminated Faroe Islands as a nation kind of arbitrarily.Report

  4. Randy Harris says:

    Percent of land under cultivation.Report