Red Brick Daily

Data journalist David McCandless compiles info from CIA, World Bank, U.N., Guinness World Records, New York Times, Reuters, BBC, Forbes,The Guardian, WSJ, Bloomberg, and other media outlet sources … to produce interesting and informative images that break down information.

Recently, McCandless offered a “best at” map … cuz every country in the world is “best” at something, right?



According to the author,ย Taiwan leads the world in patents, while China is “best at jailing journalists” — nice one, China ๐Ÿ™

Other nations? The U.S. leads in spam emails … Libya, surprisingly, has the most fat kids … North Korea has good soldiers while Russian cars have more dashcams than any other country.

Nigeria has the best scrabble players (who’d have thought?)

Sadly, Somalia is only the best at female genital mutilation.

Pakistan is the #1 place on earth for gay porn, while Hungary leads the world in porn stars. Columbia is listed as the happiest nation … Togo is the least happy.

Some of the stats might be a bit out of date, but overall the map is fascinating.

Taiwan Number One!!!! — in patents, at least ๐Ÿ™‚


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