What is the world's weirdest country?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Perfection, Jun 1, 2011.

?

What is the worlds weirdest country?

  1. Vatican City

    10.0%
  2. Nauru

    5.7%
  3. North Korea

    17.9%
  4. USA

    13.6%
  5. Japan

    25.0%
  6. China

    0.7%
  7. India

    2.1%
  8. Iran

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Germany

    0.7%
  10. Andorra

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Monaco

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Poland

    5.0%
  13. Madagascar

    0.7%
  14. Canada

    1.4%
  15. Lesotho

    1.4%
  16. Thailand

    0.7%
  17. Somalia

    0.7%
  18. Zimbabwe

    0.7%
  19. Italy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Australia

    0.7%
  21. Iceland

    2.1%
  22. Russia

    0.7%
  23. Greece

    2.1%
  24. United Kingdom

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. OTHER

    7.9%
  1. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    49,824
    Location:
    Salisbury Plain
    What country do you consider to be the most weird?

    Why do you consider it to be the most weird country?

    Edit: NEW RULE, no weirdness relativism
     
  2. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    18,778
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    All of them. What may be weird in another country is usually considered perfectly normal (and even then different groups and cultures in that country will have different views on the matter). And what is normal here is quite abnormal in many other countries.

    EDIT: I voted USA.
     
  3. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    21,281
    Fact: Japan is the source of 50% of the internets crazyness. The other 50% is divided equaly between America and Russia.
     
  4. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    49,824
    Location:
    Salisbury Plain
    NEW RULE,

    no weirdness relativism

    Weirdness relativism is wrong, but instead of derailing the thread with debating it, I'm just by fiat disallowing it.
     
  5. Miles Teg

    Miles Teg Nuclear Powered Mentat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    5,817
    Location:
    One Flag Short of a Theme Park
    North Korea. Recently revealed to have smuggled in high quality tap dancing shoes on the state's dime.
     
  6. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Messages:
    9,908
    Location:
    茨城県
    That one backward North African Kingdom.
     
  7. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    18,778
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    This is likely because Japan, USA, and Russia have three of the biggest populations of internet users in the world (the Chinese are often blocked by their government and/or stick to themselves).

    Well, and they have some pretty weird stuff.
     
  8. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,174
    Gender:
    Male
    Japan. Sorry.

    I know they're just inventive, but you know, innovation tends to be odd looking from the outside in.

    Japan makes, what was it, 90% of the world's animation? Or some massive number. Accordingly, lost of crazy ideas.

    Many video games too.

    Don't forget their cultural phenomenons... such as purposefully butchering English despite how many of them know it now.
     
  9. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,290
    Location:
    sydney australia
  10. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    8,668
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Michigan
    Poland! A third of their country should be Germany, and another third that they should control is in Belarus.
     
  11. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,290
    Location:
    sydney australia
    I'm gonna microwave some popcorn , get comfy and watch the show now
     
  12. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Messages:
    8,194
    Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
    North Korea. Also known as Best Korea.
     
  13. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Messages:
    20,975
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    North Korea is just too strange to pick anything else. I'd've give runner up to Bhutan.
     
  14. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,290
    Location:
    sydney australia
    I believe the Burmese Junta (love a good old school Junta) makes a lot of it's decisions based on astrology .
     
  15. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Messages:
    20,975
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    So did Reagan.
     
  16. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,290
    Location:
    sydney australia
    Then that makes 2 Juntas
     
  17. SG-17

    SG-17 Deity

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,630
    The USA. Crazy amount of religious influence in society for a supposedly free, western nation.
     
  18. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    6,529
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    Either Japan or Poland. USA a distant third.
     
  19. SimSimSalabim

    SimSimSalabim Chieftain

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Ontario
    Papua New Guinea
     
  20. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    32,588
    Location:
    Moscow
    Bhutan, obviously. Apart from the whole GNH thing promulgated by his father, look at Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck:

     

Share This Page