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    Quote Originally Posted by That Dutch guy View Post
    Doesn't Portugal have like the lowest labour productivity per worked hour or something?

    Well, can't really source that as I read it somewhere and can't seem to find it anymore.
    We share that infamous last place on the ranking with Italy. From these the worse was Greece, then Italy/Portugal, and then Spain. I remember reading that somewhere too.

    It's all about the weather, and a lack of work ethic, pegged to too much powerful trade unions.

    But, industrial-wise, Greece is completely overshadowed by the other 3 countries. Their economy is totally based on tourism - at least Spain, Portugal and Italy still have an industry (that has faced better days) to rely on.
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    Greece makes Haloumi...

    No wait, we get that from Cyprus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Mandelson View Post
    ...micro-states are out (anything bigger than the Isle of Man is okay)...
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    Both male and female walruses have tusks and have been observed using these overgrown teeth to help pull themselves out of the water.

    The mustached and long-tusked walrus is most often found near the Arctic Circle, lying on the ice with hundreds of companions. These marine mammals are extremely sociable, prone to loudly bellowing and snorting at one another, but are aggressive during mating season. With wrinkled brown and pink hides, walruses are distinguished by their long white tusks, grizzly whiskers, flat flipper, and bodies full of blubber.
    Walruses use their iconic long tusks for a variety of reasons, each of which makes their lives in the Arctic a bit easier. They use them to haul their enormous bodies out of frigid waters, thus their "tooth-walking" label, and to break breathing holes into ice from below. Their tusks, which are found on both males and females, can extend to about three feet (one meter), and are, in fact, large canine teeth, which grow throughout their lives. Male walruses, or bulls, also employ their tusks aggressively to maintain territory and, during mating season, to protect their harems of females, or cows.
    The walrus' other characteristic features are equally useful. As their favorite meals, particularly shellfish, are found near the dark ocean floor, walruses use their extremely sensitive whiskers, called mustacial vibrissae, as detection devices. Their blubbery bodies allow them to live comfortably in the Arctic region—walruses are capable of slowing their heartbeats in order to withstand the polar temperatures of the surrounding waters.
    The two subspecies of walrus are divided geographically. Atlantic walruses inhabit coastal areas from northeastern Canada to Greenland, while Pacific walruses inhabit the northern seas off Russia and Alaska, migrating seasonally from their southern range in the Bering Sea—where they are found on the pack ice in winter—to the Chukchi Sea. Female Pacific walruses give birth to calves during the spring migration north.
    Only Native Americans are currently allowed to hunt walruses, as the species' survival was threatened by past overhunting. Their tusks, oil, skin, and meat were so sought after in the 18th and 19th centuries that the walrus was hunted to extinction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and around Sable Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia.

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    I'll say Iceland. One big smoke cloud came there which also destroyed the whole Europe.


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    United States Of America is not useless WTF ?

    Neither is United Kingdom ......... THE ?


    Both help each other brothers of nations forever stand and never fall relationships are very good we and the USA have one of the best !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ♔GAS MASK♔ View Post
    United States Of America is not useless WTF ?

    Neither is United Kingdom ......... THE ?


    Both help each other brothers of nations forever stand and never fall relationships are very good we and the USA have one of the best !!!
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    Both male and female walruses have tusks and have been observed using these overgrown teeth to help pull themselves out of the water.

    The mustached and long-tusked walrus is most often found near the Arctic Circle, lying on the ice with hundreds of companions. These marine mammals are extremely sociable, prone to loudly bellowing and snorting at one another, but are aggressive during mating season. With wrinkled brown and pink hides, walruses are distinguished by their long white tusks, grizzly whiskers, flat flipper, and bodies full of blubber.
    Walruses use their iconic long tusks for a variety of reasons, each of which makes their lives in the Arctic a bit easier. They use them to haul their enormous bodies out of frigid waters, thus their "tooth-walking" label, and to break breathing holes into ice from below. Their tusks, which are found on both males and females, can extend to about three feet (one meter), and are, in fact, large canine teeth, which grow throughout their lives. Male walruses, or bulls, also employ their tusks aggressively to maintain territory and, during mating season, to protect their harems of females, or cows.
    The walrus' other characteristic features are equally useful. As their favorite meals, particularly shellfish, are found near the dark ocean floor, walruses use their extremely sensitive whiskers, called mustacial vibrissae, as detection devices. Their blubbery bodies allow them to live comfortably in the Arctic region—walruses are capable of slowing their heartbeats in order to withstand the polar temperatures of the surrounding waters.
    The two subspecies of walrus are divided geographically. Atlantic walruses inhabit coastal areas from northeastern Canada to Greenland, while Pacific walruses inhabit the northern seas off Russia and Alaska, migrating seasonally from their southern range in the Bering Sea—where they are found on the pack ice in winter—to the Chukchi Sea. Female Pacific walruses give birth to calves during the spring migration north.
    Only Native Americans are currently allowed to hunt walruses, as the species' survival was threatened by past overhunting. Their tusks, oil, skin, and meat were so sought after in the 18th and 19th centuries that the walrus was hunted to extinction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and around Sable Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ♔GAS MASK♔ View Post


    Both help each other brothers of nations forever stand and never fall relationships are very good we and the USA have one of the best !!!
    Can someone translate this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ♔GAS MASK♔ View Post
    United States Of America is not useless WTF ?

    Neither is United Kingdom ......... THE ?


    Both help each other brothers of nations forever stand and never fall relationships are very good we and the USA have one of the best !!!
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    USA.
    To those that have said Greece (and are not joking or are incredible stupid), if it weren't for Greece, you would still be living in caves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divided View Post
    USA.
    To those that have said Greece (and are not joking or are incredible stupid), if it weren't for Greece, you would still be living in caves...
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    I just couldn't not say it
    Hes talking about modern countries, not ancient ones.

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    What about Equatorial Guinea? What the have they ever done?

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    Default Re: The world's most utterly useless country...

    Quote Originally Posted by ♔GAS MASK♔ View Post
    United States Of America is not useless WTF ?

    Neither is United Kingdom ......... THE ?


    Both help each other brothers of nations forever stand and never fall relationships are very good we and the USA have one of the best !!!


    Hey there! You seem to have trouble spelling. I suggest locating a dictionary and checking up on some fun words to try out next time around!

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    Norway (gotta counter helmersen's spam)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul the Octopus View Post
    What about Equatorial Guinea? What the have they ever done?
    They must have invented the equator and the guinea pigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul the Octopus View Post
    What about Equatorial Guinea? What the have they ever done?
    It's there just so that Spain can say that it once DID own a part of Africa!!

    True, they did also have Western Sahara, but that's if you can call 3 people, 5 goats and a desert fox a colony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpdwane View Post
    It's there just so that Spain can say that it once DID own a part of Africa!!

    True, they did also have Western Sahara, but that's if you can call 3 people, 5 goats and a desert fox a colony.
    And basically all of Latin America...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finlander View Post
    I'll say Iceland. One big smoke cloud came there which also destroyed the whole Europe.
    Iceland is awesome!

    Vikings FTW!

    HAKARL! Only the sons and daughters of Vikings would ever invent something so hideously terrifying!

    I think I'll add Yemen. Maybe perhaps those three Guyana states in South America.
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    Vatican

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCK91 View Post
    Vatican
    Actually, it's kind of useful.
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