January - February
January 1st, 2018
- Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.#373
Supervisors in Divine Cervine commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence. #732
Grumbling early morning commuters bemoan having to travel to work in the dark. #821
There is a dearth of space for new houses. #331
Research grant proposals read like political diatribes. #523
January 2nd, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 155th in the world and 5th in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 218.02 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.
Sex changes are routinely performed at Divine Cervine's hospitals. #066
Youth call each other types of vegetables in lieu of government-banned racial insults. #767
Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Excellent to Very Good.
Military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies. #663
January 3rd, 2018
- Birth rates have hit an all-time low. #364
The Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. #551
January 4th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 347th in the world and 9th in Lazarus for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 96.21 Workforce Participation Rate.
Arbitration is mightier than the sword. #131
Queen Arbeaone can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees. #756
Funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience. #583
Queen Arbeaone has more friends than ever before. #602
January 6th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 1,275th in the world and 53rd in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 8,787.88 on the Societal Mobility Rating.
Suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks. #457
The government spends millions of € luminous orbs every year prosecuting spammers. #094
Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Superb to Excellent.
The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. #341
The government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly. #644
January 7th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 72nd in the world and 2nd in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 97.11 Years.
Queen Arbeaone panders to nontraditional families. #432
January 8th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 58th in the world and 2nd in Lazarus for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 4,582.77 Tourists Per Hour.
The nation's war memorials are being torn down and replaced with peace gardens. #378
January 9th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 10th in the world and 1st in Lazarus for Most Inclusive, scoring 653.1 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.
Drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. #449
Judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend. #765
Drones are unable to lift the weight of their accompanying paperwork. #849
All statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers. #701
Flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug. #708
Future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence. #626
January 10th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 167th in the world and 5th in Lazarus for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 19,763.03 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.
Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life. #190
Both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade. #685
Internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens. #875
The national policy allowing Public Protest has been cancelled. The right to unfettered public protest is enshrined in law.
Citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons. #149
January 11th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 50th in the world and 2nd in Lazarus for Nicest Citizens, with 159.18 Average Smiles Per Day.
January 13th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 4,491st in the world and 149th in Lazarus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 387.49 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.
High school boys are required to pass vigorous self-mastery and sensitivity training to graduate. #504
Enchanted Wildwood has become the number one destination for urban exploration in Lazarus. #518
Shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals. #431
Relations with Dΰguσ have warmed from frosty to chilly. #610
The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. #035
January 15th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 1st in Lazarus for Most Popular Tourist Destination.
The number of students attending university has reached a record high. #209
Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain. #699
The endangered saltwater humpback purple fairy deer is only seen in captivity programs. #547
The Divine Cervinean Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas. #653
The nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances. #677
Purple fairy deer have more rights than the average citizen. #060
Authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets. #758
January 17th, 2018
- National parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'. #297
Excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. #630
Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. #689
Political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions. #598
Popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs. #565
There's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services. #739
January 18th, 2018
- An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. #218
The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. #342
January 20th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 32nd in the world and 2nd in Lazarus for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 231.44 on the Kitten Softness Rating.
Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. #122
Elderly citizens regularly buy posh multimillion-€ luminous orb mansions. #127
Divine Cervine's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region. #237
Criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. #505
January 21st, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 437th in the world and 12th in Lazarus for Smartest Citizens, with 246.19 Quips Per Hour.
Workers have seized control of the economy. #339
It is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow. #813
Listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases. #410
Cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park. #803
January 23rd, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 4,463rd in the world and 149th in Lazarus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 389.04 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.
The amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded. #720
The nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents. #807
The nation has nearly as many history museums as Divine Deerlings. #637
There are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees her shadow. #733
January 25th, 2018
- Advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines. #548
The installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused. #462
The government funds large training centres to turn purple fairy deer into functioning members of society. #133
Betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant. #371
January 26th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 171st in the world and 5th in Lazarus for Healthiest Citizens, with 46.88 Bananas Ingested Per Day.
The government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned. #650
Printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins. #800
Bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of. #632
The newspaper industry is subsidised by the government in order to keep it afloat. #269
January 27th, 2018
- Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. #293
Explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends. #880
The Fashion Channel can only be viewed on widescreen TVs. #887
The nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news. #776
January 28th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 1,296th in the world and 47th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 8,710.44 on the Societal Mobility Rating.
Pro-democracy regime change has been avoided. #359
January 29th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 427th in the world and 12th in Lazarus for Smartest Citizens, with 248.08 Quips Per Hour.
Divine Cervine is ranked 1st in Lazarus for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
Divine Cervine is ranked 1st in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Education.
Several underground organisations in Divine Cervine have recently been spreading discontent throughout the populace about not being able to vote. #177 dismissed
School plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment. #501
Employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams. #830
No one is quite sure what many government officials look like. #852
Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping. #661
Children aren't allowed to chew their pencils until they get home from school. #882 decreases Welfare 28,933.65 → 28,899.93 -0.12%
January 30th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 183rd in the world and 4th in Lazarus for Safest, scoring 193.42 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.
Badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game. #239
High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. #018
February 1st, 2018
- People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight. #056
RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept. #624
10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners. #892
February 2nd, 2018
- Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. #491
Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Very Good to Excellent.
The nation has an international reputation for compassion. #036
February 3rd, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 1,295th in the world and 48th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 8,719 on the Societal Mobility Rating.
Community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common. #709
The nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms. #226
February 4th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 19th in the world and 1st in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 28,923.35 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.
Angry crowds formed yesterday around government offices in Divine Cervine, demanding the reinstatement of free and fair elections. #125 dismissed
Almost all of Divine Cervine's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. #264
Organ donation is compulsory. #026
February 5th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 421st in the world and 12th in Lazarus for Smartest Citizens, with 248.81 Quips Per Hour.
February 7th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 10,720th in the world and 255th in Lazarus for Most Stationary, with 994.70769672 Days.
While effusively praising Divine Cervines leadership and bowing repeatedly, a delegation has humbly requested that the government take a more modernistic view in the future. #011 dismissed
Sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed. #786
Sections of the police receive paramilitary training. #455
February 8th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 105th in the world and 3rd in Lazarus for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 105.47 Effective Tax Rate.
The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. #029
Burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony. #590
There's never enough space in space. #754
Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. #023
The experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Purple Fairy Deer Dung" has been declared a national treasure. #856
February 10th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 41st in the world and 1st in Lazarus for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 36,516.53 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.
Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients. #616
Nude art is becoming wildly popular. #052
Some Divine Cervinean athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events. #573
Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. #556
Citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless. #251
The government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country. #198
February 12th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 31st in the world and 2nd in Lazarus for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 234.83 on the Kitten Softness Rating.
The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. #003
Invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days. #493
It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. #705
3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly. #850
Children are raised bilingual from an early age. #071
February 14th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 330th in the world and 9th in Lazarus for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 96.35 Workforce Participation Rate.
Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation. #516
A vast monorail network carries people all over the country. #083
February 15th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 13,895th in the world and 346th in Lazarus for Most Influential, scoring 2,003 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.
Unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves. #667
February 16th, 2018
- Sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside. #543
People faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations. #092
Cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy. #811
Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. #897
The government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster. #904
February 18th, 2018
- A suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League. #750
All beauty contests have been banned. #101
Pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty. #858
Park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets. #557
Women have a strange proclivity for dressing up as caped weasels. #838
February 20th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 419th in the world and 15th in Lazarus for Highest Poor Incomes, with 233,156.41 Standard Monetary Units.
Relations with Dΰguσ have warmed from frosty to chilly. #610
Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Divine Cervinean officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them. #654
The government is giving peace a chance. #312
Drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web. #902
Any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist. #394
The most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita. #763
Most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. #167 Increases Public Healthcare +0.64% but Lowers Health 47.72 → 47.67 -0.10%
February 21st, 2018
- Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation. #485
February 23rd, 2018
- The wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned. #145
Prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators. #069
Flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug. #708
Ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences. #772
Police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds. #907
February 24th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 178th in the world and 4th in Lazarus for Safest, scoring 195.24 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.
Birth rates have hit an all-time low. #364
Rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements. #492
Divine Cervine changed its national motto from "Widen our compassion to embrace all living beings" to "Tomorrow hasn't been so terrible".
The government recently donated a surfboard to an impoverished family in a landlocked region. #908
Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Excellent to Superb.
February 25th, 2018
- Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. #321
Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. #121
Hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework. #910
Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. #207
The national policy allowing Public Protest has been reinstalled. The right to public protest is considered to be essential.
People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. #582
February 26th, 2018
- Divine Cervine is ranked 7,715th in the world and 398th in Lazarus for Highest Economic Output, with 1,417 trillion Standard Monetary Units.
Queen Arbeaone's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader. #683
Urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts. #579
February 27th, 2018
- Internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens. #875
A government program is underway to revitalize Divine Cervine's beaches. #031
Conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors. #834
The nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells. #912
February 28th, 2018
- Artists are pillars of society. #124
Noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law. #338
Divine Cervine published "The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine History - 2018 March - April" (Factbook: History).