19 October 2013

The Czech Republic: Not No. 1 in getting killed by lawnmowers

Bless the folks at thedoghousediaries.com, because it takes skill to produce a world map that gives you something different. You're going to get a link to the Doghouse map in a moment, but not yet. We have to play a game first.

The map labels each country by something they lead the world in. (Remember that "rule" that says sentences can't end in prepositions? Antiquated. Get over it.) Some of them are not surprising. The Czech Republic, for example, apparently leads the world in drinking. For context, read this report, take note of how many centimeters your shoulders move when they shrug, and that's pretty much how I felt when I saw the Czech Republic factoid. But there are some interesting bits of info, and for fun, I figured I'd change it into a quiz. Based on the Doghouse map, which gleaned much of its info from Wikipedia, match the 10 countries below with the category in which they lead the world:

1. Azerbaijan
2. Central African Republic
3. Chile
4. Costa Rica
5. Finland
6. Germany
7. Philippines
8. Tanzania
9. United Kingdom
10. United States

a. almost winning the World Cup
b. drinking coffee
c. expensive internet
d. Fascist movements
e. happiness
f. internet piracy
g. Nobel laureates and getting killed by lawnmowers
h. national parks and wildlife
i. social media use
j. staying married

Want answers? Go here. You may want to arm yourself with a conventional map as well.

How did they get the rankings? Here are their sources.

How'd you do? Post a comment.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I didn't have a single correct answer. How come that Germans are not the ones getting killed by lawnmowers? (I don't want them to; I just think their lawns have to more perfect than anywhere else and therefore the risk should be bigger. Oh. I forgot about German super lawnmowers).
    But at least I succeeded in finding all the coutries on the map with no help - with exception of Tanzania. Thank you for the quiz!