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50 states in 10 minutes

Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 3:19am

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think you can name all the american states in 10 minutes?

http://www.sporcle.com/games/states.php

i did it in about four minutes. would have had it sooner but it took me forever to remember nebraska.....
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 3:38am

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Took me six minutes to remember Minnesota (usually I get all the M's, weird!) and the Virginias, but other than that I finished.

Haha, looking at the states, Texas is the most remembered of all the states. Memorable geography FTW! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 3:40am

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Heh, I got 17. smile I'm so proud of myself.

(Yes, that did include Texas.)

EDIT: Played again and got 31. razz

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Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 3:40am

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everyone probably remembers texas because its the biggest
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 3:41am

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Alaska and California are the biggest in sizes geographic and population dense, respectively. Texas is just the best. biggrin

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Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 3:42am

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really? texas just looks massive......
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 3:43am

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It's shape is one of the most unique of any land mass in the world. I remember reading somewhere that citizens recognized Texas more than any other state (if the person was from outside the states) and more than any country or state, bar none (if the person was from inside the states).
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 3:45am

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well you learn something new everyday. would've thought florida is the most recognizable state by people outside the states. just cuz it sticks out, literally smile
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 4:13am

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I was able to get 40 before I gave up.

Pesky Indiana, Idaho, Missouri, and others that I already forget. wink
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 5:56am

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Vermont and Wyoming. I should have known Vermont, my whole family is from the North and every time Pooky tries to guess what state I'm from on AIM, he says Vermont (it's Virginia).

Wyoming is forgettable, it's just a square...

We're all terrorists.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 6:47am

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I got to 40 before I gave up, too. The only state I've been to that's further east than Kansas is Florida, so the east coast screwed me up bad. It's all about the west, baby. cool

Serpent wrote:

Wyoming is forgettable, it's just a square...
It's a rectangle, actually. And so is Colorado, which is where I'm from. Rectangle states represent! What!
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 9:13am

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I got them all in 6 or 7 minutes. smile

But I'll admit Vermont, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and sadly Colorado were the last ones I got. Those boring states'll get ya.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 12:54pm

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3 minutes and 46 seconds. Its soooooo sad that I can do that.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 1:40pm

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32 out 50 is what i got, interesting game.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 2:42pm

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I got 6 before giving up. American geographic quizzes for the English don't go too well.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 4:08pm

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Took me 4 minutes and 23 seconds. Stupid Wyoming(Sorry A Pickle).
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 4:33pm

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I got all of them in about five minutes. It took me a while to get some of the "M"s, including my own state of Massachusetts. smile
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 4:37pm

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Atom wrote:


But I'll admit Vermont, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and sadly Colorado were the last ones I got. Those boring states'll get ya.
I'll take it you've never been to Minnesota. It's hardly a boring state. In fact I'd wager that in spite of the cliche phrase, "You don't mess with Texas", if Minnesota did ever choose to mess with Texas (which we wouldn't... Minnesota Nice FTW!) you Texans would end up at the bottom of one of our 10,000 lakes. twisted
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 6:08pm

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Wow, I only got about 32 states... I can't believe I forgot Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana, Utah and Wisconsin...

When I was 12 I knew every state and it's capital. What I think is even more saddening is that non-American FXhomers did just as good/better than me biggrin
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 6:45pm

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Gorion wrote:

I'd wager that in spite of the cliche phrase, "You don't mess with Texas", if Minnesota did ever choose to mess with Texas (which we wouldn't... Minnesota Nice FTW!) you Texans would end up at the bottom of one of our 10,000 lakes. twisted
Hahaha, Texas is one of the greatest states in the U.S. by many people's account simply for how resourceful and diverse the landscape in. Maybe California could take us on, maybe.

But Minnesota? You've gotta be kidding me. No comparison even possible.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 6:59pm

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Damn, I got 45.


I forgot Mass, Maryland, Wyoming, Nebraska and Vermont... Wtf goes on in Vermont anyways?
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 7:17pm

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Atom - Texas may be resourceful and all but Colorado is the fittest...and nothing beats the fittest state smile plus you can go streaking in Colorado and people will join you, in Texas they just shoot you....no comparison (minus the fact you guys have better film festivals
/contests) teehe....don't shoot me

I started the quiz and then ate some food and edited the new movie, then i finished the quiz so my time isn't quite accurate, but I did eventual get all the states
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 7:29pm

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I got all 57 states!
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Actually I got 48 states...
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 7:44pm

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I got like 13 then gave up. I couldn't spell Massachusetts or Connecticut so i gave up.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 8:32pm

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In one state I can go sledding, swimming in the ocean, climbing through great canyons, deep into earth's caverns, floating in miles of river through multiple climates, riding through the great plains on horses, farming in America's heartland, oiling in America's desert, find the largest of city metropolises and the smallest of rural towns, 4-Runner through cactus and hill country, ride a tornado, ride a hurricane, ride a blizzard, and ride a 107 degree heat wave; and I can do it all wearing a cowboy hat is I wish.

Plus, I can draw my state without feeling stupid sketching out a misshapen rectangle like most. Yep, I'd say you'd be hard-pressed to beat Texas with any state but a major one. smile
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 8:42pm

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Atom wrote:

Texan Babble
What? Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of your terrible football teams.

Jim Gaffigan, an Indiana man, said it best of what locals think of their state:
"We're from Indiana... and we're going to move!"
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 9:03pm

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7! I got 7! SEVEN!

Yeah, I suck.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 9:11pm

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Atom wrote:

In one state I can go sledding, swimming in the ocean, climbing through great canyons, deep into earth's caverns, floating in miles of river through multiple climates, riding through the great plains on horses, farming in America's heartland, oiling in America's desert, find the largest of city metropolises and the smallest of rural towns, 4-Runner through cactus and hill country, ride a tornado, ride a hurricane, ride a blizzard, and ride a 107 degree heat wave; and I can do it all wearing a cowboy hat is I wish.

Plus, I can draw my state without feeling stupid sketching out a misshapen rectangle like most. Yep, I'd say you'd be hard-pressed to beat Texas with any state but a major one. smile
See, I dunno if Texas's wife would appreciate you bein all over his nuts like that.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 10:09pm

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I find it funny how everyone i've ever met from Texas is so arrogant and conceited about it. smile

Anywho, I think it's funny how important where you grow up is on people's knowledge of things. I for instance knew the entire east coast up and down, and some of the west coast, but was lost everywhere else. I know at least Aculag has said the opposite was true for him.

Interesting.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 11:43pm

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I know most all of the Bible belt (I hate that term biggrin) and about half of the Mid-West, then abbreviated areas around Massachusetts, all in places that I have family.

But then again, knowing all of Texas- or even Dallas (and now Austin)- for that matter, is a chore. Arrogant attitudes aside, the landscapes in Texas are so diverse (I can think maybe only Arkansas with mountains to plains or Arizona with canyons to hillcountry could top it) that you really can just get lost in the state. Dallas feels like a whole other state than Austin, and camping in and around the panhandle feels like a completely different country. I think the reason most Texans are so proud of their state is because they undeniably love it- usually more so than most American citizens love their respective states.

Again, all these things aside I think Texas and Colorado are probably my favorite states in the US. A lot of people I know think Arkansas is the worst (because of all the misinformed generalizations and such) and that the South is just generally racist, bigoted, 'stupid land' but I cannot disagree more. I love the hospitality of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina and I honestly wouldn't have the attitudes any other way. Whenever I'm in the north, people (along with the climate, heh) are generally colder and less inviting just as common practice. In almost all cases, it's rightfully so, too; but I enjoy the 'southern charm', which is a big driving force behind my love of Texas.

And just an FYI I've never been to the true Western states but would love to go. I've been on car trips all the way up to Wyoming and Massachusetts and Florida and the Carolinas and such; but have never been as close as Santa Fe, which I am dying to see sometime this summer.

God, I love America. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 1:48am

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I can agree with you on the fact that northerners are colder than southerners, Ben. I've been to Dallas and the people are very warmhearted there. I've also been to Florida and it's the same thing. However, I think the Midwest lifestyle is a good one and I think it's a little of everything. Now, I've been to both KC and St. Louis, Missouri and I didn't feel like I was in the south at all. It just felt like the Midwest.

Oh and you're right about the stereotypes. I went to South Carolina once and the 'racism' is not there at all. It's actually more prominent in the north. My history teacher said it best: The north didn't have set segregation laws and played an innocence game that blinded America to thinking racism in the north was nonexistent, making the integration process much slower in the north than the south. Some schools in my town weren't integrated until the early 80's.

I've been to California before and I didn't like it at all. One of the irks I'll have to deal with if I ever become anything big in this business is the lifestyle there. Maybe I caught the bad draft of wind, who knows.
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 1:54am

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Try this one: all the US presidents. Much harder--at least for me.

http://www.sporcle.com/games/presidents.php
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 2:24am

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23/43 unsure Most of the ones I missed were ones I should have remembered but just couldn't think of. That goes for States too, but this was more significant. I knew I wouldn't remember them all though.

These are fun, passes 10 minutes quickly. It helps if you have some king of way to remember them, like a song--but that isn't nearly as fun.

24/47 Countries in Europe (weak in Eastern Europe, never had a geography class in school)

24/24 Greek alphabet in less than a minute

10/23 North American Countries sad

9/8 Pixar films (I don't like short games of this...)

71/151 Pokemon[/i]

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Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 2:56am

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I got all of them but Utah and Iowa in less than five minutes.
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 3:44am

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26/43 US presidents.

I'm proud of myself though, as I knew every single president in order since 1901. smile

Edit:

51/63 simpsons characters...

83/151 Pokemon

19/30 chat acronyms

14/16 secret identities
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 4:38am

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16/16 on secret identities cool

didn't even see that one til you pointed it out
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 6:59pm

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woah CX3 you changed your picture. its been iron man ever since i can remember...... (ive only been on here for like a year) and i totally OWNED secret identities smile
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 7:06pm

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i hear there coming out with a game for all the citys in a state
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 9:21pm

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Dallas, Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, El Paso.

What other cities do you need? biggrin

EDIT: Oh, CX3 has a new picture. I was thinking about changing my avatar (this is only my third image, my first two coordinated with Atom's; the first a B, the second SC goggles) and now I think your change will make me change mine...
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 9:46pm

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36 states. I'm proud. smile
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 11:25pm

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Hah, yea I changed my pic. I figured I'd start switchin it up here and there. Besides, bout time you all learned who was really behind the armor suit.