Think of how many spicy meatballs that could buy.
Latvia has the highest percentage of its population in prison, with 305 per 100,000 inhabitants locked up. And yet, despite that mind-boggling figure, it’s only half of the rate in the United States, which sits at 716 per 100,000.
Lithuania’s suicide rate is so high, it’s nearly ten times higher than Greece’s. WTF is going on in Lithuania?
In 2007 Luxembourg spent only 3.15% of its GDP to fund public education. Presumably, the rest of its GDP was spent adding more vowels to the country’s name.
On a list of 189 countries compiled by the World Bank, Malta ranked no. 161 on ease of starting a business. It even outranked other countries notorious for disorganization like China, the West Bank, and Spain. Two words, Malta: banana stand.