Saturday, May 20, 2006

Heard a fascinating discussion on sports talk radio Friday afternoon. There are several pages at the back of the Official 2006 World Cup Media Guide detailing interesting facts about the 32 nations competing in next month's World Cup Football (soccer) Tournament.

(Here are the 32 teams: Germany, Costa Rica, Poland, Ecuador, England, Paraguay, Trinidad & Tobago, Sweden, Argentina, Ivory Coast, Serbia & Montenegro, Holland, Mexico, Iran, Angola, Portugal, Italy, Ghana, USA, Czech Republic, Brazil, Croatia, Australia, Japan, France, Switzerland, South Korea, Togo, Spain, Ukraine, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.)

Of these 32 nations, where does the USA (regarded by so many as the greatest nation in the history of the world) rank in Annual Executions and where does the USA rank in Literacy?