Two junior colleagues of mine came to me today morning. Both of them wearing a broad smile. I asked what the matter, what mischief are you guys planning. One of them just typed a URL on my computer. It opened up a JSFiddle page with title, 'Countries of World', where countries were divided in three columns list.
Other said, "Use your knowledge & find out why these countries are divided in these three columns!"
Guys, please have a look & help me solve the challenge. My reputation is at stake!
Link to JSFiddle : https://jsfiddle.net/21zrbz7m/2/
Here is some of the countries copied from link (To reduced clustering, I copied only some of the countries. You can view full list on the link, though countries listed here are more than enough to solve this puzzle):
Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Timor, England, Eritrea, Fiji, French Guiana, Hong Kong, Laos, Lithuania, Mauritania, Nauru, Panama, Togo, Vietnam
American Samoa, Armenia, Central African Republic, Gambia, Greece, Honduras, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Palestine, Pitcairn, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
Chile, Grenada, Iceland, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Samoa, Seychelles, South Korea, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
There is tiny bits of maths concepts involved, but knowledge in programming is a necessity to solve this challenge, or maybe not because the concept used is much basic than that! I still feel that this requires some knowledge about a particular branch of programming, thus I'll add hints one by one to move the users in right direction.
Those two colleagues are web developers!
There is no complex operation required to solve this puzzle only if you know what to do.
Country List Credit