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Which currency went through the worst hyperinflation ever recorded? Hungarian pengő.
Directly after the end of WWII, Hungary went through the most severe known incident of inflation ever recorded, peaking at 1.3 × 10^16 percent per month (prices doubled every 15 hours). When the pengő was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, four hundred octillion pengő became 1 forint.
Which of the Eurozone countries has the smallest economy? Malta.
Malta, with 417 thousand of inhabitants, is the least populous country of the Eurozone (the next is Luxembourg with 511). Its economy (measured by nominal GDP) is only 0.06% of Eurozone total.
Which mathematician is the film A Beautiful Mind based on? John Nash.
John Nash was an American mathematician, Nobel Prize recipient, who made fundamental contributions to game theory. He was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, and spent several years in psychiatric hospitals before his condition allowed him to return to academic work. His illness and other aspects of his life became the basis for the biographical drama film A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe as Nash.
Who was "the father of the German economic miracle"? (German: Wirtschaftswunder) Ludwig Erhard.
The term Wirtschaftswunder describes the rapid reconstruction and development of the economies of West Germany and Austria after World War II. The key figure during that time was the Minister of Economics, Ludwig Erhard, who went down in history as the "father of the German economic miracle."
Which country is the top natural gas producer in the European Union? The Netherlands.
50% of the natural gas production in the Netherlands comes from the Groningen Gas Field, being the largest natural gas field in Europe and the tenth largest in the world. The other 50% being supplied by around 300 smaller fields, mostly in the North Sea.
Which major European country has no nuclear power plants? Italy.
Italy is the only G8 country without its own nuclear power plants, having closed its last reactors in 1990. Italy relies heavily on imports and is the world's largest net importer of electricity, mostly from French nuclear power stations. The next nuclear-free economy on the European GDP list is Poland.