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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    03 Aug '07 09:47 / 1 edit
    a) If the letter A = 1, B= 2, C=3 etc all the way to Z = 26, which country (in English) scores the highest in terms of points?

    And

    b) If the letter Z= 1, Y= 2, X= 3 etc all the way to Z = 1, which country (in English) scores the highest in terms of points?
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    03 Aug '07 12:28
    The "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" must do well on both counts!
  3. Subscriber lilchristopher
    Baruk Khazad !!
    03 Aug '07 12:41
    And "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" isn't too bad either
  4. Standard member Anzelak
    Sloth's First King
    03 Aug '07 18:14
    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region?
  5. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    03 Aug '07 18:26
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    The "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" must do well on both counts!
    what about "Democratic People's Republic of Korea"?
  6. 03 Aug '07 22:30
    Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

    BTW: HOw many of ya looked internet for those entries
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    05 Aug '07 13:57
    Are we adding or multiplying?
  8. 06 Aug '07 15:16
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Are we adding or multiplying?
    can you find a pair of countries where this would change their direct result?

    a different question: how about the lowest score? "Canada" is pretty low already (when A=1).
  9. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    06 Aug '07 15:29
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    a different question: how about the lowest score? "Canada" is pretty low already (when A=1).
    Chad?
  10. Standard member MetBierOp
    Dutch
    06 Aug '07 17:03
    ow ow if we go that way,... Don't forget "The Democratic Monarchie of The Netherlands" or "The Democratic Monarchie of The Dutch Antilles"
  11. 06 Aug '07 18:36 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    can you find a pair of countries where this would change their direct result?

    a different question: how about the lowest score? "Canada" is pretty low already (when A=1).
    argentina = 1 18 7 5 14 20 9 14 1 = 89
    austria = 1 21 19 20 18 9 1 = 89

    There seem to be many others as well

    edit:
    burundi = 2 21 18 21 14 4 9 = 89

    second edit:
    costa rica = 3 15 19 20 1 18 9 3 1 = 89

    It seems every letter has an 89 country.

    third edit:
    Only two countries next to each other alphabetically with the same number are estonia and ethiopia both with 83.
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    06 Aug '07 23:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    argentina = 1 18 7 5 14 20 9 14 1 = 89
    austria = 1 21 19 20 18 9 1 = 89

    There seem to be many others as well

    edit:
    burundi = 2 21 18 21 14 4 9 = 89

    second edit:
    costa rica = 3 15 19 20 1 18 9 3 1 = 89

    It seems every letter has an 89 country.

    third edit:
    Only two countries next to each other alphabetically with the same number are estonia and ethiopia both with 83.
    Ghana = 7+8+1+14+1 = 31

    EDIT - Canada = 3+1+14+1+4+1 = 24
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    06 Aug '07 23:26
    Chad = 3+8+1+4 = 16
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    07 Aug '07 00:12
    "Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzma also known as Libya is the world's longest country name at 74 characters with spaces and 63 characters without.

    http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/long161.html"
  15. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirateā„¢
    07 Aug '07 00:38
    Originally posted by Anzelak
    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region?
    Don't you mean:

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China