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Old Sep 7th 2016, 04:52 PM
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Australia?
No again.

Hint: The question isn't about percentages or ratios, but just raw numbers of sheep, sheer quantity.
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Good guess, but no. The country in question is even more resplendent in sheep than New Zealand.
Weird irony about New Zealand. Both my mother and my cousin have been there in the last five years (separate trips) and both of them are big fans of eating lamb (roast lamb is one of our family favorites). Anyway, both of them commented on the fact that it was darn near impossible to get lamb in a restaurant in New Zealand! Imagine that!
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Old Sep 7th 2016, 07:32 PM
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Weird irony about New Zealand. Both my mother and my cousin have been there in the last five years (separate trips) and both of them are big fans of eating lamb (roast lamb is one of our family favorites). Anyway, both of them commented on the fact that it was darn near impossible to get lamb in a restaurant in New Zealand! Imagine that!
Huh. I guess they don't raise them for the meat so much as for the wool there.

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Hint: The question isn't about percentages or ratios, but just raw numbers of sheep, sheer quantity.
To clarify: If you're thinking of sheep-per-capita, you're not going to get the right answer.
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Old Sep 7th 2016, 09:53 PM
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Weird irony about New Zealand. Both my mother and my cousin have been there in the last five years (separate trips) and both of them are big fans of eating lamb (roast lamb is one of our family favorites). Anyway, both of them commented on the fact that it was darn near impossible to get lamb in a restaurant in New Zealand! Imagine that!
You'll find a similar phenomenon in much of South America with coffee.


As for the country in question, I'm thinking central Asia for some reason. Pakistan?
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You'll find a similar phenomenon in much of South America with coffee.
They don't serve coffee in much of South America?

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As for the country in question, I'm thinking central Asia for some reason. Pakistan?
Asia, yes. Central Asia, no. Not Pakistan.
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Huh. I guess they don't raise them for the meat so much as for the wool there.
New Zealand is the largest mass exporter of lamb meat in the world.
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Asia, yes. Central Asia, no. Not Pakistan.
I'll go with China.
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I'll go with China.
Ding! Yes, that's correct. China is #1 in sheep possession (with something like half-again as many sheep as the runner up). Incidentally, I think they're also #1 in number of chickens.

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They don't serve coffee in much of South America?
Not in the same way as they do here in the US. A looooot of instant coffee, or people selling quick cups out of percolators on the street.

No real coffee shops and boutique coffee culture and whatnot.
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Not in the same way as they do here in the US. A looooot of instant coffee...
That's hilarious.

I don't drink coffee, but people I know who do drink the stuff insist that instant coffee is horrific.
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