03 June 2020

A guaranteed win for a "bar bet"

Bet someone they can't name the country with which France shares its longest border, and give them three or four guesses... "Germany? Spain? Belgium? Italy?..."

The answer is Brazil (on the border with French Guiana, which is as much a part of France as Alaska is part of the United States).  Map of "constituent lands."


  1. As a retired teacher, it pains me to say this, but I bet most younger people (under 40?) cannot name more than 2 countries that border France.

    French Guiana was established as a penal colony, home of the infamous Devil's Island.

    I believe the population today is less than 300,000.

  2. closest country by sea.... Canada via Saint Pierre and Miquelon


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