An unusual distinction


Le cul entre les deux chaises

Ken Jennings, the most winningest Champion ever on “Jeopardy!” (74 in a row!), has a great trivia quiz that he emails out (free) to subscribers every Tuesday. Here’s a recent question:

What unusual distinction is shared (or rather, what usual distinction has never been shared) by these world nations and no others?  Andorra, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Paraguay, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and the Vatican?

Based on passing knowledge of some of the countries, I thought I had the answer to this question (highlight to read mine: that none had national currencies / used other countries’ currencies as their own) but I was wrong. Can you guess right? Highlight for the correct answer: According to a 2012 book by historian Stuart Laycock, those are the…

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