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Countries that Beat Tuvalu

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Tuvalu.
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Quiz by kalbahamut
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Last updated: February 17, 2019
First submittedFebruary 17, 2019
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Rank
Category
Countries
6
Least guessed on the Countries of the World Quiz
São Tomé, Nauru, Palau, ...
2
Smallest by population
Vatican City
3
Closest to Hawaii
Kiribati, Marshall Islands
16
Most recently settled
Seychelles, Mauritius, São Tomé, ...
4
Smallest by land area
Vatican City, Monaco, Nauru
5
First to celebrate the New Year (easternmost)
Russia, USA, New Zealand, Fiji
14
Least rainfall
Egypt, Libya, Liechtenstein, Saudi Arabia, ...
6
Newest member of the UN
South Sudan, Montenegro, East Timor, Switzerland, ...
4
Most at risk from climate change
Kiribati, The Maldives, Vanuatu
4
Smallest parliament
Vatican City, Micronesia, St Kitts and Nevis
4
Highest obesity rate
Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands
5
Fewest visitors
Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Somalia, Nauru
2
Flattest
The Maldives
12
Highest fish consumption per capita
Maldives, Iceland, Kiribati, ...
2
Shortest road network
Vatican City
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2019
There might be mistakes on this. I was making the quiz, going along fine, making sure everything was kosher and carefully copying and pasting all the standard regex type-ins from the countries of the world quiz so it would be consistent. Then realized that the quiz editor limits the number of type-ins to 10. I had to redo the whole dang quiz. Searching for something else with more than 10 type-ins (copied the countries that beat Russia quiz)...and then it was still a huge pain in the ass because there weren't enough regex spaces for each question. Had to get pretty creative. And by the end I was pretty tired and frustrated but I think it all should work.
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2019
There's a way around this! If you put forward slashes between answers in Step 2 they'll appear as different lines in Step 3. And this overrules the 10 maximum AND recognises official typeins!

For example, putting "Hawaii / Florida / Alaska / Canada" in an answer box in Step 2 will result in 4 auto-generated rows (with their recognised typeins) in Step 3. Then if you switch that type-in to custom, you can then change the text in Step 2 however you like (changing slashes to commas, removing excess words etc...).

Also you can even use this method to get more typein boxes, then switch to Custom and just change everything, it'll hold the extra boxes.

Finally, you can use a tactic Scambigol used in the "by borders" quizzes where if you put a "|" at the end of a typein, it counts as a logical OR. meaning you can concatenate multiple typeins. E.g. "^FLORIDA|^MIS+IS+IP+I|^ALASKA" is identical to having those three on separate lines.

Hope this helps you out!
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2019
I did use the Scambigol tactic, that's what I meant when I said I had to get creative. But thanks!
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2019
I wish I had thought of that before I re-made the whole quiz, though.
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2019
Stats that Tuvalu is actually #1 in:
Lowest highest point
smallest military (none, tie)
lowest HIV adult prevalence rate (none, tie, UN AIDS counts 10 sex workers in the entire country)
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Level 78
Feb 26, 2019
Something else Tuvalu is #1 in: smallest economy in the world, regardless of how you measure.
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2019
Things that I would have liked to have added but could not find good data for:

1. SPAM consumption per capita. Pretty sure they're near the top of the list. The American territory of Guam is #1 worldwide, and Hawaii is the #1 US State, but I couldn't find a list of countries.
2. Tattoos. I believe the majority of Tuvaluans have tattoos somewhere on their bodies, but I couldn't find a list of countries by tattoo popularity that included Oceania.
3. Guano production/capita. I'm not sure if this is still an important industry, but it used to be the most important in Tuvalu and they produced huge quantities of the stuff.
4. Fewest languages spoken. From what I could uncover, there are only 2-4 languages spoken in the country which is pretty remarkable. I'm not sure if there is anywhere with fewer spoken languages.
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2019
5. and finally, would have loved to have added something about coconut production/consumption, but couldn't find any complete lists for either. I found one list that ranked Sri Lanka as the #1 consumer of coconut per capita in the world at 72 kg/person annually, but that list did not include data on Tuvalu. I found something that said annual coconut production in Tuvalu is, if my math is correct, about 148 kg/person. So... if they consume anywhere near the amount that they produce, they should either surpass or be very near to Sri Lanka in terms of consumption.
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Level 49
Feb 24, 2019
This is such a fun quiz. Love it.
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Level 58
Apr 23, 2019
Loved this quiz! It really made me think. Just wondered, does Vatican City actually have a Parliament? I thought it was an absolute monarchy, and all my searching seems to confirm this. Hope to see many more great quizzes.
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Level 78
Apr 23, 2019
this was my source for that. It says that the Vatican has a unicameral legislative body consisting of 7 members, tying with the Cocos Islands for the smallest legislature in the world. Clicking through the source cited for the Vatican takes you to the Vatican's state website, which lists 7 members of the Pontifical Commission, which I assume is the body being referenced. The last time it was convened was in 2014.
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Level 66
Oct 1, 2019
Do you calculate rainfall by in/cm of rainfall/year x area?
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Level 78
Nov 14, 2019
I don't think it's the total over the entire area; pretty sure it's the average over the whole area.
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Level 63
Nov 15, 2019
It's a great one, adds diversity in the series
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Level 71
Feb 29, 2020
Finally, Tuvalu gets its moment in the spotlight!