Nigeria / Happiness surveyFrom Wikipedia
In 2003, Nigerians were reported to be the happiest people in a scientific survey carried out in 65 nations in 1999–2001. The research was reported by one of the world's top science magazines, New Scientist, and was picked up by a number of news outlets. See Nigeria tops happiness survey. The report considered that the country's family life and culture were more important than its problems and material wealth in determining happiness.
CrimeA type of advance fee fraud known as "419" (named after Section 419 of the Nigerian Penal Code) and the "Nigerian scam" is a form of confidence trick practiced by individuals and criminal syndicates (organized crime) that is commonly associated with Nigeria, though it is now used in other places.
The confidence man persuades the target to advance relatively small sums of money (the advance fee) in the hope of realizing a much larger gain (usually touted as millions). In 2003, the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (or EFCC) was created to combat this and other forms of organized financial crime. It has succeeded in bringing several "419" crime bosses to justice and in some cases has been able to return the stolen money to victims.
Local currency restrictions in Thailand do not allow payments in baht into accounts held by non-Thai nationals, even though an account is in Thai baht. This means that when, for example, a sum of 1000 baht is to be paid into a baht account held by a non-Thai national, the transaction at the bank counter has to be in US dollar or euro.