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What each country leads in (or is good at) [MAP]

It’s interesting to find out what each country “leads” in, particularly when I saw Spain leads in Cocaine (.. that rhymes!)

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  • USA: Nobel Laureates and getting killed by lawnmowers
  • Canada: Maple Syrup and Asteroid Impacts
  • China: CO2 emissions and renewable energy
  • Brazil: FIFA World Cup Titles — I cannot WAIT for the World Cup!!!! (Oddly enough, Brazil is not known for their Brazil Nuts)
  • Japan: Robots
  • Mexico: Getting struck by lightning
  • Australia: Cricket and Melanoma (eeep!)
  • New Zealand: Sheep and Rugby
  • France: Tourism (Eiffel Tower, natch!)
  • Spain: Cocaine
  • Portugal: Graduating High School

Very cool.

(Thanks to Geek in Heels for the original lead)

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  1. Laura

    Now I definitely want to get out of the UK!!

  2. femmefrugality

    I knew I loved this when I the first thing I saw was “raspberries and nuclear warheads.” Juxtaposition in truth.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      HAH! Russia. Good ol’ mother Russia.

  3. Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life

    I’m Ukrainian, so it was interesting to see birth control on there. I wonder in what capacity.

  4. Romona@Monasez

    This is great information.of China would be known for emissions. They’re population numbers are outrageous. And I’m surprised that Spain is known for cocaine.

  5. Done by Forty

    That is HILARIOUS. We honeymooned in Ireland and, of course, want to live there. Excelling in “Quality of Life” kind of seals the deal, right?

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      @Done by Forty: You picked the perfect place 🙂

  6. Liliana

    I saw this picture on another site a few days before and I find it very offensive for a lot of people. It looks like a person with very limited knowledge about the world made it.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      @Liliana: It’s based on actual sources of what each country is “good” at. It isn’t made up by some stereotypical person based on what they think.

      Here are the author’s sources.


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