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Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 04:59 PM
Australia
Finland
Norway
Luxembourg
Liechtenstein
Denmark
Iceland
Estonia
Poland
Latvia
Samoa
Ukraine
Russia
Lithuania
Belarus
Hungary
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Moldova
Mongolia

MONGOLIA! Bahahahaha! Why am I always right about the British?

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-21-2006, 05:04 PM
Sourceplz?

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 05:05 PM
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/edu_lit_tot_pop

I love this site.

Apparantly my nation is number #3 for rape! Woo!

0r4ng3
03-21-2006, 05:06 PM
You forgot Japan, Switzerland, and Sweden. They're all above UK.

Edit: And the Netherlands.

Edit2: US in 68th place. Teh sadz.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-21-2006, 05:07 PM
I'm sorry, I really can't believe that's true.

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 05:08 PM
But they scored the same.

Ooh, I like this. Adults with at least a moderate literacy level.

United States 50.4%
United Kingdom 49.6%

BAHAHAHAHHAA! Where's your ignant Yankee jokes now, britfags?

All About Eve
03-21-2006, 05:09 PM
Actually, that seems a bit high for the US to me.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-21-2006, 05:09 PM
Hey, don't group us in with them. Any Brit who says Americans are inherently more stupid than everyone else is a retard, I know that.

0r4ng3
03-21-2006, 05:09 PM
I just poked around a few more charts, and apparently, US is in 3rd for cannabis use.

Edit: Behind Australia (2nd place), and New Zealand (teh winz0rz!).

nieh
03-21-2006, 05:11 PM
Canada actually has over twice the amount of rapes per person than America...? That's kind of surprising to me.

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 05:12 PM
Canadians are uptight.

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 05:17 PM
Woo, Australia is also #1 for car thefts. We're just a pack of weedsmokin carstealin rapist convicts :(

0r4ng3
03-21-2006, 05:18 PM
Woo, Australia is also #1 for car thefts. We're just a pack of weedsmokin carstealin rapist convicts :(
Actually, you're weedsmokin, carstealin, rapist, literate convicts.

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 05:20 PM
Prison don't scare us, foo', cause we use it to catch up on Tolstoy, Satre and Nietzche anyhow.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-21-2006, 05:39 PM
Actually, you're weedsmokin, carstealin, rapist, literate convicts.

Oh jesus christ man, grow a pair.

Tired_Of_You
03-21-2006, 05:43 PM
Some of these statistics don't seem to make any sense...

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 05:44 PM
Oh jesus christ man, grow a pair.

Don't blame him cause your people can't read.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-21-2006, 05:45 PM
Don't blame him cause your people can't read.

Oh bullshit.

sKratch
03-21-2006, 05:50 PM
Haha is Dave actually frustrated by this?

Jebus
03-21-2006, 05:50 PM
whoa, big macs (http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/eco_big_mac_ind) in iceland cost $6.67. *hugs 1 dollar big mac mondays*

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 05:50 PM
Hints of illiteracy are often displayed by a show of frustration and cursing when exposed to written language....

edit ; sKratch, he needs help, not ridicule.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-21-2006, 05:53 PM
I'm not frustrated by this, no.

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 05:57 PM
I know you're not, just like illiterates aren't actually frustated at the McDonalds breakfast menu. You're simply venting your frustration on this because it keeps you from having to deal with what truly frustrates you.

If you want to talk, I'll be here.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-21-2006, 06:02 PM
I'm simply curious as to how 99% literacy translates to the British can't read.

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 06:22 PM
It's okay, we don't expect you to understand all those big intimidating four-syllable words. Could somebody with a mic explain what 'literacy' is to Dave?

XYlophonetreeZ
03-21-2006, 06:39 PM
According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate), it's in a virtual 20-way tie for 1st place with 99.9% (not counting Vatican City).

Sin Studly
03-21-2006, 06:41 PM
Anyone can edit wikipedia.

Revolver-2005?
03-21-2006, 07:15 PM
NationMaster is published by an AUSTRALIAN web technology company.

Bias?

Either that or the only books being read in Australia are "The Little Engine That Could" or "10 Ways To Get Drunk Without Alcohol".

Throb'n'guzzle
03-21-2006, 07:38 PM
Canada actually has over twice the amount of rapes per person than America...? That's kind of surprising to me.

I don't think they're counting farm animal rapes.



and...

Unsiprisingaly, Mexico is #1 in "acne deaths" (http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/mor_acn)

0r4ng3
03-21-2006, 07:40 PM
Egypt holds the record for the most flatulence-related deaths.

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/mor_fla_and_rel_con

WebDudette
03-21-2006, 07:41 PM
I found this extremly funny. http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/mor_ass_by_pus_fro_hig_pla

Tired_Of_You
03-21-2006, 07:43 PM
It's very popular in Mexico...

Throb'n'guzzle
03-21-2006, 07:44 PM
The mexicans aren't very good at rough hopping.

EDIT: NVM, it said "PUSHED" from high places.

Rocky-girl
03-21-2006, 08:51 PM
I feel badly, I live in reading country but I don't read!

JohnnyNemesis
03-21-2006, 08:57 PM
NationMaster is published by an AUSTRALIAN web technology company.

Bias?

So it's biased just because it's Australian?

Oh jesus christ man, grow a pair.

Erm, 0r4ng3 made quite a humorous post in response to a post that did not insult him in any way whatsoever. How exactly was he lacking a pair in that one?

Mota Boy
03-21-2006, 09:50 PM
In 1992 the USA conducted a big National Adult Literacy Survey. According to the National Institute of Literacy between 21 and 23 percent of the adult population, or approximately 44 million people scored in Level 1 which means that they "can read a little but not well enough to fill out an application, read a food label, or read a simple story to a child".
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Sin Studly
03-22-2006, 12:01 AM
NationMaster is published by an AUSTRALIAN web technology company.

Bias?

Yes, we're trying to convince the world that they'll get their car stolen and their poon raped in a cloud o' ganja if they support our tourism industry, and that their attackers will be able to read the police report.

Revolver-2005?
03-22-2006, 03:10 AM
Yes, we're trying to convince the world that they'll get their car stolen and their poon raped in a cloud o' ganja if they support our tourism industry, and that their attackers will be able to read the police report.

Good point I was still talking about the literacy rate thing though, didn't really consider that.

HornyPope
03-22-2006, 05:08 AM
You can't nail those statistics though because of discrepancy between reported cases and surveyed cases.

I know it's hella impossible for the Americans to rank third in canabis use, for one. They probably just based the figures over the number of people caught with marijuana. It's bound to be waaaay less in other countries where the cops just confiscate your shit and let you walk away without as a little as a report.

Sin Studly
03-22-2006, 05:13 AM
Like, for instance, Australia and New Zealand, who ranked #1 and #2?

HornyPope
03-22-2006, 06:37 AM
Dunno, maybe they used different criteria for those countries given their proximity to the agency collecting the info? I'm just pretty damn sure Canada and European countries have a higher weed consumption per capita so those statistics are outright unacceptable.

Sin Studly
03-22-2006, 06:46 AM
Really? I thought nations like columbia and the sudan would be consuming more weed than us. But I'm fairly certain that Australia and NZ would rank at the top of the western world.

mrconeman
03-22-2006, 06:48 AM
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/lif_ver_pro_of_the_nat

Somehow I knew those would be the top 3

Sin Studly
03-22-2006, 06:49 AM
I would have thought Serbia and Poland would be up there.

HornyPope
03-22-2006, 07:06 AM
Really? I thought nations like columbia and the sudan would be consuming more weed than us. But I'm fairly certain that Australia and NZ would rank at the top of the western world.

Right right, I just meant the aformentioned countries ranking above the U.S. As to how it plays in between them and, and how the underdevelopped countries come to play is entierly unknown concept to me.

Either way, the point is those stats, as all stats, are inheritently flawed in that there's no way to capture certain statistics. That's why most agencies won't even bother.

sKratch
03-22-2006, 07:41 AM
I've never met a Canadian who smokes pot.
*whistles*

Sin Studly
03-22-2006, 08:26 AM
Right right, I just meant the aformentioned countries ranking above the U.S. As to how it plays in between them and, and how the underdevelopped countries come to play is entierly unknown concept to me.

Either way, the point is those stats, as all stats, are inheritently flawed in that there's no way to capture certain statistics. That's why most agencies won't even bother.

Are you stoned?

Duskygrin
03-22-2006, 11:19 AM
MONGOLIA! Bahahahaha! Why am I always right about the British?


That list is wrong, France is not included.

Revolver-2005?
03-22-2006, 01:13 PM
That list is wrong, France is not included.

Even if the list was right, France still wouldn't be there.

Duskygrin
03-22-2006, 01:15 PM
you're a mor.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-22-2006, 01:19 PM
#29 France

........................

Duskygrin
03-22-2006, 01:30 PM
I don't buy it. this site is tricked.

Frenchman = gentleman

Englishman = phlegmatic gent

Australian = oaf

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-22-2006, 01:36 PM
Don't get pissy. You're the same as us, 99%.

Duskygrin
03-22-2006, 01:39 PM
don't be rid. Australia number Wan for literacy rates?

& with that, do you want orange or apricot marmelade?

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-22-2006, 01:40 PM
What the hell are you rambling on about now?

Duskygrin
03-22-2006, 01:50 PM
Well it was irony merely. like oh really?

T-6005
03-22-2006, 02:49 PM
Irony's changed since my time, apparently.

All About Eve
03-22-2006, 02:54 PM
Apparently irony now means the ramblings of a crazed French woman.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-22-2006, 02:55 PM
Well it was irony merely. like oh really?

..

the fuck?

Sin Studly
03-22-2006, 04:58 PM
Hey, maybe if you didn't let TEN BILLION illiterate arabs into your country, then let them BURN PARIS DOWN WHILE INSTRUCTING THE POLICE NOT TO ARREST THEM IN CASE IT LOOKS RACIST you'd have a higher rate of literacy.

Stupid frog.

Duskygrin
03-23-2006, 03:06 AM
You're harsh on us...