South Sudan Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of South Sudan?
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Last updated: May 25, 2020
First submittedMay 25, 2019
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Capital of South Sudan
Juba
River on which the above lies
White Nile
Vast swamplands that stymied early efforts to find the source of the above river
Sudd
Year in which South Sudan gained its independence
2011
Official language
English
Other "lingua franca" of South Sudan
Arabic
Colonial power who controlled South Sudan from 1899 –1956
United Kingdom
Currency of South Sudan
Pound
World leader who gave Salva Kiir Mayardit, the first President of South Sudan,
his trademark Stetson hat
George W. Bush
The Dinka people of South Sudan may be the _____ in the world.
Manute Bol is a good example.
Tallest
Revenues from this industry constitute 98% of government revenue
Oil
Countries bordering South Sudan
Central African Republic
D.R. Congo
Ethiopia
Kenya
Sudan
Uganda
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
If I was an NBA owner, I would send some scouts to South Sudan. I'd set up a few basketball courts and look out for tall people. Manute Bol was 7'6" tall. One of his sons is 7'2" and was recently drafted into NBA. Manute Bol's great-grandfather was supposedly even taller (7'10"). Other tall people from South Sudan include NBA player Luol Deng (6'9") and beauty queen Aheu Deng (6'5"). Apocryphal data suggest that the average man from the Dinka tribe is 6'4" which would be 99th percentile for men in the United States.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
So basically The Air Up There in real life.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
Even better is that Manute Bol's wingspan was much larger than his height. Wingspan is the "secret sauce" behind the success of most NBA players. It gives you all the advantages of height with none of the disadvantages. Michael Jordan, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, and Anthony Davis all have ridiculous wingspans that far exceed their height. Ever wonder how Giannis can touch the rim with his feet on the ground? Wingspan.
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Level 70
May 22, 2020
Should take up 'Darts', they would be able to stand on the line and just place the darts in the dartboard.
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Level 67
May 28, 2020
Any theories as to why they are this tall? If I remember correctly the Masaii are exceptionally tall aswell (one theory I heard was that milk played a factor, for the length of both Masaii and Dutch people, I have no idea about the history and habits of the Dinka tribe).

btw the number I keep coming across is 176.4cm for the average height of the Dinka men, which would be 5'9"/5'10" (not sure if you can write 5'9.4")*

I tried to find your source and looked for 6'4" Dinka but got no results (well more of the 176.4cm ones). I wonder where you got your number from (and how big the sample was and why they were picked, I found another number but that was based on only 50 people and probably selected because they were tall, but still wasn't as high as you average. Not doubting you, but can;t help but wondering if your average wasn;t for a specific family instead of the entire tribe)

*published study:Antropometric Measurements

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Level 89
May 22, 2020
I really appreciate this series of quizzes on countries. I've gotten to where I look forward to logging on each day to see what new quizzes on countries are available.
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Level 78
May 22, 2020
Vast swamplands that stymied early efforts to find the source of the above river

Had no idea, so I tried "Saharaglades". Hey, it's always worth a shot.
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Level 83
Sep 23, 2020
I would have gone with the more timely "Sahelglades."
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Level 67
Jun 5, 2020
Damn, I completely forgot about Sudan as a neighbour country...
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Level 80
Jul 11, 2020
Only missed two, and I feel like I should have gotten one of those two. Good work making this accessible.