Tuesday, March 05, 2013

the world needs upyernozistan

i'm reading a book about the middle east that mentioned that saudi arabia is "one of only two countries named after an individual." that made me wonder what the other one was.

eventually i came up with bolivia. but the internet says my book is wrong and there are a lot more than just two. still, i think the wiki list is padded a bit. i don't think mythological figures should count, and the list should be restricted to the current name of a country. rhodesia is a cheat.