Make that 194 countries.

The plan had been to do 192 countries plus Palestine. Well, there will be one more week of noshing, because South Sudan has just joined the UN as its 193rd member. The new nation has a long uphill climb, with some of the world's least-developed infrastructure (but they do have a website), several armed factions, and a dispute with Sudan about its new border through an oil-rich province. Welcome to the world, South Sudan. We'll try to figure out what you eat (especially in contrast to Sudan) in a few years.