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By TheophileEscargot (Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 12:40:46 AM EST) Statistics (all tags)
So if you're like me, you've often wondered: what animals would the G20 nations be, if you compared their relative GDPs to the average weights of North American mammals. Well, the answers are inside!


1. United States = Horse (GDP:13840000m Weight:550000g)
2. Japan = Bottle-Nose Dolphin (GDP:4381576m Weight:175000g)
3. Germany = Black Bear (GDP:3320913m Weight:135000g)
4. China = Black Bear (GDP:3280224m Weight:135000g)
5. United Kingdom = Mule Deer (GDP:2804437m Weight:90000g)
6. France = Mule Deer (GDP:2593779m Weight:90000g)
7. Italy = Harbour Seal (GDP:2104666m Weight:85000g)
8. Spain = Sheep (ewes) (GDP:1439983m Weight:64000g)
9. Canada = Sheep (ewes) (GDP:1436086m Weight:64000g)
10. Brazil = Sheep (ewes) (GDP:1313590m Weight:64000g)
11. Russia = Goat (GDP:1289535m Weight:60000g)
12. India = Sheep (lambs) (GDP:1150695m Weight:45000g)
13. Mexico = Dog (GDP:1022816m Weight:35000g)
14. South Korea = Dog (GDP:969871m Weight:35000g)
15. Australia = Dog (GDP:908990m Weight:35000g)
16. Netherlands = Sea Otter (GDP:777241m Weight:30000g)
17. Turkey = Cat (GDP:659276m Weight:25000g)
18. Sweden = Chicken (GDP:454839m Weight:19000g)
19. Belgium = Chicken (GDP:453283m Weight:19000g)
20. Indonesia = Chicken (GDP:432944m Weight:19000g)

Near misses:
21. Switzerland = Chicken (GDP:427074m Weight:19000g)
22. Poland = Chicken (GDP:422090m Weight:19000g)
23. Norway = =Osprey (GDP:389457m Weight:15000g)
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Valuable work, sir by gazbo (4.00 / 2) #1 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:00:19 AM EST
Valuable.

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

Norway gets the coolest animal by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:01:39 AM EST
Netherlands and Japan second and third

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Dogs by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:03:20 AM EST
There is quite a lot of variation on the weights of dogs, between a tiny 113 grams (Yorkshire Terrier) all the way up to a huge 156 kg (English Mastiff).

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113 grams? by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:06:25 AM EST
Less than a cricket ball?  Assuming we're discounting newborn pups, this seems unlikely.

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

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citation by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:07:36 AM EST
"Sylvia, a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier owned by Arthur Marples of Blackburn, England, was the smallest dog in recorded history. The dog died in 1945 when she was almost two years old, at which point she stood 2.5 inches tall at the shoulder, measured 3.5 inches from nose tip to tail, and weighed 4 ounces"

ref: ^ Choron, Sandra; Choron, Harry (2005). Planet Dog: A Doglopedia. Houghton Mifflin. pp. 92. ISBN 0618517529. http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Dog-Doglopedia-Sandra-Choron/dp/0618517529.

ref: ^ "What is the worlds smallist (sic) dog?: Answer 6". Yahoo! Answers. http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index.php?qid=20061023202127AA1lrpZ. Retrieved on 2007-03-09.  See also Barr, Tracy; Veling, Peter F. (2004-08-20). Yorkshire Terriers for Dummies. For Dummies. ISBN 0764568809. http://www.amazon.com/Yorkshire-Terriers-Dummies-Tracy-Barr/dp/0764568809.

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A-ha by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 03:50:27 PM EST
I thought you were talking about commonly attained sizes, not world's smallest EVAR.  Still, 4oz?!  That's insane.

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

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i was being silly, yes by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 03:50:40 PM EST
but not making shit up :P

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An Osprey never weighs 15kg. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:06:00 AM EST
Also, I'd I'd like to see a picture of the representative citizen of each country of the appropriate weight.

I can see plenty of 90kg Brits if I want, and, come to think of it, there probably is a 550kg American, but I don't want to see them. A 45kg Indian adnd 90kg Brit are the ones closest to the median for their countries, I'd guess.

Think I cocked up the bird weights by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #8 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:13:37 AM EST
Ought to have another look when I have sufficient time/boredom...
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Yeah, maybe, by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #9 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:14:44 AM EST
you bustard (heaviest flying bird at 14kg)

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VSTFP by TPD (4.00 / 2) #5 Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:06:15 AM EST
This is just genius!


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