Sunday, October 01, 2006

Eighteen and counting

Just a little geeking out for a Sunday evening. My other website,, has information about telephone area codes and country codes and other useful stuff. It has a detailed map of U.S. and Canadian area codes, listings by state and by number, and even a map of Africa's country codes. "Eighteen and counting" is the number of nations on earth that have not visited in the last seven months. 174 countries, including the U.S., have visited in that time.

The full list: North Korea, Turkmenistan, Vatican City, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Central African Republic, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Niger, Malawi, Cape Verde, the Comoros Islands, and São Tomé e Príncipe. Ten of those countries have populations under a million. (North Korea isn't on the Internet, because 친애하는 지도자 — 미친 독재자 — doesn't trust his own people.)