Countries all Alone
Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.
Names of the world's nations start with all letters of the alphabet except for the letter X. No country starts with an X.
What letters of the alphabet have just one country that starts with that letter?
The letters O and Q (Oman and Qatar).
Aug 07, 2003
|What about Y? Yugoslavia is no longer a country, so that only leaves Yemen.|
Feb 20, 2004
|True. And all those countries border Saudi Arabia. Hmm...|
Feb 20, 2004
|From CIA: "[Saudi Arabia's] border countries: Iraq 814 km, Jordan 744 km, Kuwait 222 km, Oman 676 km, Qatar 60 km, UAE 457 km, Yemen 1,458 km "|
Apr 29, 2005
|I like these ones that are just easy enough to remember. Other wise I can't learn anything.|
May 29, 2005
|heres one most will doubt, but what about Denmark? Maybe there is just a not very well known D-country, but I'm pretty sure its the only D...|
May 31, 2005
|There is also the Dominican Republic, Dhekelia, Djibouti, and Dominica...I didn't know that off the top of my head, I had to look it up! |
Jun 09, 2005
|That took WAY too long|
Oct 01, 2005
|Heehee, good one. |
Apr 20, 2006
|tough but sweet teaser|
I knew Qatar was the only country with a Q at start, but not Oman.
Sep 15, 2006
|A good teaser. I learned a lot from the comments and then wanted to look up some things. I discovered that there are no recognized countries that begin with the letter W either! One is hoping, negotiating and fighting (literally) for its freedom but success does not appear imminent.|
How different the world looks geographically from my youth, but countries are still fighting all over the world, just different places, sometimes just different names.
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