Countries that Beat the United Kingdom

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than the United Kingdom.
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Last updated: March 7, 2020
First submittedJanuary 1, 2020
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Countries
6
Most guessed on the "Countries of the World" quiz
United States | Canada | Russia | Mexico | China
3
Largest population in Europe
Russia | Germany
4
Most populous island nation
Indonesia | Japan | Philippines
2
Highest Anglican Christian population
(BBC, 2008)
Nigeria
5
Largest "Exclusive Economic Zone"
in the ocean
France | United States | Australia | Russia
2
Tallest building in Europe
Russia
5
Longest reigning monarch in history
(sovereign states only)
France | Thailand | Liechtenstein | Austria
2
Most native English speakers
United States
3
Highest tea consumption per capita
Turkey | Ireland
3
Most populous monarchy
Japan | Thailand
4
Highest percentage of people who aren't religious
(WIN/Gallup poll 2017)
China | Sweden | Czech Republic
2
Greatest number of people of Irish descent
United States
8
Nobel laureates per capita
Saint Lucia | Luxembourg | Switzerland |
Sweden | Iceland | Norway | Denmark | Austria
2
Highest percent of people who have red hair
Ireland
2
Oldest university
Italy
5
Earliest country to have a female Prime Minister
Sri Lanka | India | Israel | Central African Republic
3
Most visited country by U.S. citizens
Canada | Mexico
2
Most populous country whose name ends in "M"
Vietnam
2
Most UEFA Champions League /
European Cup wins
Spain
3
Books published per year
China | United States
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Level 73
Mar 7, 2020
I don't know if others have the problem too, but for me the yellow box on the mobile version moves the screen too far down when switching to a new question. I have to scroll up to read the questions after each one.
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Level ∞
Mar 7, 2020
Someone else reported that too. Looking into it.
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Level 76
Mar 7, 2020
Yeah it happens to me too, instead of jumping to next question it jumps a lot further (the screen, the yellow box moves fine). On all yellow box quizzes. Using Samsung mobile browser at the moment
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
Actually on a laptop now (which is 15 years old... but better than nothing.. you got to do something when you are addicted to jetpunk ;) my tablet died, ... it has been a bad year for my electronics..) but this has happened to me on dozens and dozens of quizzes (and reported it once again earlier this week, so that was probably me :) ) it remember it mainly happens on picture quizzes. Like nearly all of the time. And yea when it is combined with yellow box.
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
Missed monarch, christian population and prime minister. During the quiz so many times I kept forgetting the answers could be anywhere in the world, not just europe.. it seemed liked I had to realize all over again each question...
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Level 64
Mar 11, 2020
Can't believe UK beats Japan in per-capita tea consumption.
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Level 79
May 14, 2020
I was surprised by that, too. Japan does have a lot of capitas, though. Maybe there are some regions where tea is not so popular?
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Level 60
May 16, 2020
Turkey was the one that surprised me; I would have had them down as a coffee drinking nation.
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Level 79
May 16, 2020
coffee is popular there but not as much as tea. Pretty much every restaurant will bring you tea whether you ask for it or not just as a matter of course with every meal.
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Level 52
May 18, 2020
every restaurant? you know that as fact?
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Level 35
Jun 17, 2020
I haven't found that to be true at all (although it does happen). But it is for sale absolutely all over the place, and is of course much easier to carry around to sell than Turkish coffee.
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2020
For some reason, kept typing in cities for the tallest building one (facepalm)
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2020
Does the UK really beat Ireland in people of Irish descent?
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Level 51
Mar 27, 2020
Yes, 6 million Brits (10 percent of the UK population) have atleast one Irish grandparent. This is compared to Ireland's population of 4.8 million
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Level 72
May 15, 2020
If you really wanted to do the genealogical research, I'd guess that Australia and Canada would be pretty close too. The 19th century potato famine caused mass emigration to the "colonies"
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Level 60
Mar 27, 2020
Good quiz! Almost missed Nigeria, for some reason I don't automatically associate African countries with large Christian populations but got there in the end after lots of trial and error...
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
Central african Republic with a female head of state. Didn't realise they were so progressive.
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Level 55
May 14, 2020
Female head of state doesn't means progress. Our female Prime Minister was kinda worthless and even the current head of my state is stupid, she rules like a monarchy and does stupid things and says idiotic stuffs. If her government see's my this comment and finds me, I'll be going to jail (though I'm a minor)
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Level 71
May 14, 2020
Your country is not alone in having a leader who is worthless (matter of opinion), says (tweets) stupid things, and does stupid things. There are many countries that have leaders with those qualities.
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Level 55
May 14, 2020
Um not entirely sure the CAR could be considered progressive. Its the poorest country in the world
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Level 64
May 14, 2020
Where did I get it in my head that the oldest university is in Belgium? I was so sure that I typed it like four times. I looked it up, and Belgium's not even close. What the heck was I thinking of?
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Level 65
May 14, 2020
I think it's in Bologna so maybe easier to mix up with Belgium than Italy?
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Level 44
May 14, 2020
Why does morocco work but not show up for oldest university?
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Level 82
May 14, 2020
According to the Wikipedia page below, it states the University of Bologna is the oldest university in the world, "in the sense of a higher-learning, degree-awarding institute."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_universities_in_continuous_operation

Though I also looked up the university you mentioned, which is the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morocco. Apparently it wasn't considered to be a university in the modern sense until the 1960s, but it's status is still up for debate. Feel free to take a look.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_al-Qarawiyyin#Status_as_world's_oldest_university

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Level 65
May 14, 2020
Wikipedia now has Queen Elizabeth having overtaken the Austrian elder royal by 108 days (as of today), to move up into third place.
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Level 51
May 14, 2020
But what about Johan II of Liechtenstein
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Level 65
May 15, 2020
You're correct my friend, Johann is in third and Elizabeth is fourth - I miscounted. However, the Austrian chap has been overtaken and should be off the list.
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Level 41
May 14, 2020
I highly doubt the non-religious thing. The source is a survey which means that people in e.g. North Korea or similar countries have probably not even been considered, which changes the results I'd say.
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Level 46
May 18, 2020
North Korea is supposedly 71.3% irreligious, whereas China is 52.2% (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religions_by_country), to support your claim. However, China is still a correct response, as the UK is only 21.3% irreligious, so it's just that some countries need to be added.
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Level 53
May 16, 2020
Most populous monarch? How many kings does Thailand have?
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Level ∞
May 16, 2020
It says most populous monarchy
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Level 46
May 18, 2020
I typed in Morocco for the oldest university and it worked.... I don't even know where that came from, might want to look into that.
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Level 35
Jun 17, 2020
See above.
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Level 27
May 26, 2020
For tallest building in Europe, I kept putting "Moscow", before giving up and trying Madrid, Milan etc. Argh.