Requested by Tom

Swazi Fact 1 (July 29–Aug. 4, 2007)

Swaziland is a nation of undesirable extremes.  They hold the distinction of being both the last country in the world to have a ruling monarch and the country with the highest rate of HIV infection.

Swazi Fact 2 (Aug. 5–Aug. 11, 2007)

Forty percent of Swazis are Zionists, a blend of Christianity and ancestral worship.

Swazi Fact 3 (Aug. 12–Aug. 18, 2007)

Swazi currency, the lilangeni is worth about 13 cents.  Also, lilangeni has a fun plural: emalangeni, of which there are 7.75 to the dollar.

Swazi Fact 4 (Aug. 19–Aug. 25, 2007)

Among the products that come out of Swaziland are refrigerators and soft-drink concentrates.

Swazi Fact 5 (Aug. 26–Sept. 1, 2007)

Swaziland produces 460 million kWh of electricity.  They import 872 million kWh.  From the available 1.3 billion available kilowatt hours, they only use 1.2 billion.  This is far more reasonable than a couple years ago, when they used about 400 million more kWh of electricity than they actually had.