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Episode 15, Most Nobel prize winners per capita isnt Iceland

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maxprockl
1230515.  Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:29 pm Reply with quote

Hey there!
New to the forum, I have spotted a factual error in Episode 15, Ice:

Steven Fry claims that Iceland is the country with most nobel Prize winners per Capita with 320 000 inhabitants and one nobel prize winner.

For example Sweden has 32 Nobel Prize winners and ca 9,5 million inhabitants. 10 000 000 divided by 32 is 312 500.

Please correct this error with haste.

 
Bondee
1230525.  Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:31 pm Reply with quote

maxprockl wrote:
... Steven Fry ...

...

Please correct this error with haste.


You go first.

 
Jenny
1230528.  Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:41 pm Reply with quote

You never know, one day it may crop up in our fabled and long-promised Retractions Special.

 
maxprockl
1230541.  Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:46 pm Reply with quote

Bondee wrote:
maxprockl wrote:
... Steven Fry ...

...

Please correct this error with haste.


You go first.

Silly me, Stephen Fry i mean of course.

 
suze
1230545.  Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:58 pm Reply with quote

Stephen Fry no longer presents the show - we replaced him with a Dane - and he never did write the questions. But if that fabled Retractions Special does ever happen, we should indeed get Fru Toksvig to correct this one.

In fact, the country with the most Nobel Prizes per capita is St Lucia, which has two for a population of 182,000. They are Sir Arthur Lewis (1979, Economics), who was the first black man to win a Prize other than Peace, and Derek Walcott (Literature, 1992), who was a poet.

 
maxprockl
1230569.  Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:32 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Stephen Fry no longer presents the show - we replaced him with a Dane - and he never did write the questions. But if that fabled Retractions Special does ever happen, we should indeed get Fru Toksvig to correct this one.

In fact, the country with the most Nobel Prizes per capita is St Lucia, which has two for a population of 182,000. They are Sir Arthur Lewis (1979, Economics), who was the first black man to win a Prize other than Peace, and Derek Walcott (Literature, 1992), who was a poet.


Yes I am aware. Though he did present the episode I am referring to.

Also:
Most impressive. Thank you.

 

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