Monday Trivia #160


Will Truman

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21 Responses

  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Ratio of ZIP codes to population?Report

  2. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Monday Morning Hints: Values are a percentage, from high to low. The highest value (RI) is in the ballpark of 50-60% and the lowest (MN) between 10-15%. If included, DC would be an outlier.Report

  3. Avatar Peter says:

    My first thought, upon seeing Rhode Island and Massachusetts at the top, was Catholic percentage of the population. I’ve seen Rhode Island listed in first place and Massachusetts very high too. However that cannot be, as Southern states would be near the bottom and West Virginia would not be that close to the top.
    Rhode Island and Massachusetts also would be one-two in the percentage of population that’s of Portuguese ancestry. But it wouldn’t be anywhere like 50%, and the bottom states would be much lower than 10 – 15%.Report

  4. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Late Monday Hints: It’s in relation to a thing, or a percentage of things. (As opposed to a percentage of people.)Report

  5. Avatar Peter says:

    Rhode Island also vies with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate of any state, but that cannot be the answer because second-on-the-list Massachusetts has a fairly low unemployment rate.Report

  6. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Percentage of animal shelter animals put to sleep within a year?

    (man, it’s too early in the morning for Sarah Sarah McLachlan in your head).Report

  7. Avatar Rudy says:

    % of ‘old’ cars still registered?Report

  8. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Wednesday Hints: DC would be at the top of the list with over 70%. Puerto Rico would be in between Rhode Island and Massachusetts.Report

  9. Avatar Mo says:

    Percentage of buildings taller than X that are government buildings?Report

  10. Avatar veronica dire says:

    Something to do with land use by the military?Report

  11. Avatar zic says:

    Given that RI is at the top of the heap, I’ll guess: % of public-employee pension obligation per resident, or some such formulation of the amount owed to public employees for promised pension per each citizen of the state.Report

  12. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Late Wednesday Hint: Ironically, the state at the bottom of this list had the most newsworthy incident in recent memory as to why it’s not good to be at the top of this list.Report

  13. Avatar Chris says:

    % of bridges beyond their planned lifespan? Or just % of bridges that are over a certain age?Report