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May 22, 2013 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Which country has the highest gambling losses as a percentage of GDP? Which US states have the most skewed gender ratios among single adults? Which countries have the highest minimum wage to median wage ratio? How many hours per day does the average American full-time worker spend sleeping and working? Which US state's residents spent the most on lottery tickets as a percentage of their personal income? Which US state had the highest percentage of seniors with no natural teeth? Answers to all these questions and more at Bloomberg Best & Worst.
posted by pravit (13 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
FYI...Crows Nest, Indiana is a small unincorporated town/neighborhood within the unified Indianapolis/Marion County area. It's not some little shit-kicker town out in the cornfields somewhere. There's a quite nice country club in there. And, yeah, there's some seriously rich fuckers living up there.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:16 PM on May 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


Jamaica is the 8th most stressed-out country in the world. This goes against everything I've ever been told by television.
posted by jimmythefish at 4:42 PM on May 22, 2013 [9 favorites]


Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Need more statistics. Also, a hole in the head. ;)
posted by MoTLD at 4:55 PM on May 22, 2013


Which country has the highest gambling losses as a percentage of GDP?

I can't find the answer, and I don't want to cast aspirations without seeing it.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:44 PM on May 22, 2013


Crow's Nest: those houses facing the country club are really pretty.
posted by percor at 7:27 PM on May 22, 2013


D.C. sure leads a lot the "worst state" categories. You'd think the fact that it's not a state would, you know, be factored into the rankings.
posted by Riki tiki at 7:30 PM on May 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


Damn my iPad really doesn't like that site. Sounds interesting too.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:32 PM on May 22, 2013


Um, Crows Nest has 73 residents. I'm gonna guess their gambling losses are a fluke.
posted by miyabo at 7:32 PM on May 22, 2013


Can I ask a question? How can every state except DC have more men than women if women make up 50.5% of the population? I know it's only the 25-33 demographic, but that still makes zero sense to me.
posted by Peevish at 7:59 PM on May 22, 2013


I can't find the answer, and I don't want to cast aspirations without seeing it.
Phillipines, 1.79%, in the "Most Prone to Vice" rankings.

I think a lot of the "scores" like "most prone to vice" or "most stressed out" they made up need to be taken with a grain of salt, as basically they take the percentile ranking across a bunch of random metrics, average them, and come up with the score. I like the site mainly for the rankable data they include in each category - for example, in the "most stressed out" you can quickly rank countries by unemployment rate, Gini coefficient, and corruption, and in the "vice" they have all sorts of interesting drug and alcohol usage data (which is probably prone to sampling bias).

Can I ask a question? How can every state except DC have more men than women if women make up 50.5% of the population? I know it's only the 25-33 demographic, but that still makes zero sense to me.

I would guess because men marry women who are younger than them on average, it means a lot of women in the 25-33 demographic get taken out of the pool by 34+ men. No idea how DC got that stat, probably bad data.
posted by pravit at 8:03 PM on May 22, 2013


Also, men are older than women when they get married, on average. Men waiting to get married while women getting married to older men = less single women in the 25-33 demographic. I think even accounting for this effect, the ratios in that age range are probably noticeably skewed in North Dakota given the massive influx of workers due to the oil boom.
posted by pravit at 8:09 PM on May 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ah, ok, it's only single people. I misread that bit in the info. Flatly calling that a male-to-female ratio is bizarre and confusing.
posted by Peevish at 7:33 AM on May 23, 2013


because men marry women who are younger than them on average

do you have stats for this, or are you just extrapolating from the average age at first marriage stat?
posted by sweetkid at 8:22 AM on May 23, 2013


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