Find the single
outstanding item in the following list:
Algeria, Ethiopia, India, Venezuela, Somalia, Turkey, Vietnam, Grenada, Cape Verde, Cameroon, China, Morocco, Pakistan, Cuba, Panama, North Korea, Syria, USA, Tunisia, Philippines.
Rem: Valid answers, differing from author's intention, are welcome and will be credited in the official solution.
What immediately struck me was Ethiopia as the only landlocked country, as it has been landlocked since Eritrea was formed along the coast.
Too bad there's not a southern hemisphere country, or I'd have found another valid solution, and there are more than 1 western hemisphere countries, so another avenue of uniqueness is closed.
One could say that North Korea is the only communist country, but then Cuba is also on the list, and I don't know what other, more esoteric, at least to me, criteria might exist.
Posted by Charlie
on 2014-12-01 08:41:05