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  1. 27 May '10 09:28
    "Because every country is the best at something"

    http://timesonline.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451586c69e20133ee26997a970b-pi
  2. 27 May '10 09:35
    yo, palynka. congratulations. no. 1 in "cork".
  3. 27 May '10 09:45
    Awesome, number one at ecstacy.
  4. 27 May '10 13:04
    Looks like serial killers is closest.
  5. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    27 May '10 13:24
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    "Because every country is the best at something"

    http://timesonline.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451586c69e20133ee26997a970b-pi
    Is there a list of which countries go with which category?
  6. 27 May '10 15:26 / 1 edit
    I couldn't help noticing they've got Uruguay for "World Cup Wins". Not since 1970, it isn't. I wonder if the rest is as accurate?

    Edit: forget that, they must be all per capita.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    27 May '10 16:37
    TELEVISION FTW
  8. 28 May '10 18:18
    Originally posted by sh76
    Is there a list of which countries go with which category?
    here's the original site, probably; hovering over the map will pop up the country names:

    http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/because-every-country-is-the-best-at-something/

    here's the data:

    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AmCeWwNKr6FmdEphR25wTnJON04xNmhTZ3R1SlJDV3c&hl=en
  9. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    28 May '10 21:10
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    here's the original site, probably; hovering over the map will pop up the country names:

    http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/because-every-country-is-the-best-at-something/

    here's the data:

    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AmCeWwNKr6FmdEphR25wTnJON04xNmhTZ3R1SlJDV3c&hl=en
    Yes, I saw it after I posted.

    When I initially saw the link my screen resolution was too low to tell which countries those boxes referred to.

    Serial killers, eh?

    There's nothing a bit more benign like movies or websites or tv shows that the US is #1 at? Oh well...
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    28 May '10 21:17
    Oh crap. I thought "Televisions" was Los Angeles.

    I guess I'm stuck with the rest of you serial killers. We did provide more than our share I suppose. Charles Manson and crew, Richard Ramirez...
  11. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    28 May '10 21:20
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Oh crap. I thought "Televisions" was Los Angeles.

    I guess I'm stuck with the rest of you serial killers. We did provide more than our share I suppose. Charles Manson and crew, Richard Ramirez...
    Zodiac killer (SF), Zodiac killer (NY), Son of Sam, DC Sniper, etc.

    Yeah; we've had our fair share.
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    28 May '10 21:23
    Originally posted by sh76
    Zodiac killer (SF), Zodiac killer (NY), Son of Sam, DC Sniper, etc.

    Yeah; we've had our fair share.
    No, I meant Southern California.
  13. 28 May '10 21:53
    we've been all over that with Stang! remember him?

    the idea of US as leading the world in serial killers is due to more stringent reporting by law enforcemnt and news media.

    i.e., sampling bias.