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On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:49 +1000, Bruce > wrote:

> If you give me a blank map of the US, I can probably point out only 3
> states with certainty.


I bet you could get 4 - maybe 5 with no sweat. Seriously!

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On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:34:58 +1000, Bruce > wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:33:25 -0700, sf > wrote:
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> >On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:49 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
> >
> >> If you give me a blank map of the US, I can probably point out only 3
> >> states with certainty.

> >
> >I bet you could get 4 - maybe 5 with no sweat. Seriously!

>
> Yes, I forgot Alaska, so that's at least 4.


I bet you have 5. The lower peninsula of Michigan is a distinctive
shape (looks like a mitten). Once you know it, you'll never forget.

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On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:23:28 +1000, Bruce > wrote:

> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:10:56 -0700, sf > wrote:
>
> >On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:34:58 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
> >
> >> On Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:33:25 -0700, sf > wrote:
> >>
> >> >On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:49 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> If you give me a blank map of the US, I can probably point out only 3
> >> >> states with certainty.
> >> >
> >> >I bet you could get 4 - maybe 5 with no sweat. Seriously!
> >>
> >> Yes, I forgot Alaska, so that's at least 4.

> >
> >I bet you have 5. The lower peninsula of Michigan is a distinctive
> >shape (looks like a mitten). Once you know it, you'll never forget.

>
> And Hawaii? Is that a state or is that just where dsi1 lives?


Hawaii is a collection of islands we consider one state that's
floating 2400 miles off the mainland in the Pacific Ocean. It is
technically part of North America, but not North American in a
cultural sense. If they weren't a state they'd be considered Pacific
Islands, even by residents of the West Coast - so think of their
location in a way that makes sense to you. Pacific Islands, North
America - whatever floats your boat. They're a state and that's what
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On 6/13/2015 1:33 AM, sf wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:49 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
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>> If you give me a blank map of the US, I can probably point out only 3
>> states with certainty.

>
> I bet you could get 4 - maybe 5 with no sweat. Seriously!
>



Try this
http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php

No, I didn't get them all.
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On 6/13/2015 9:39 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

> Try this
> http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
>
> No, I didn't get them all.


Hey, I got 28 right! Not too bad.

Because the test timed out or something and I wasn't
done. I didn't realize I shouldn't have looked away.

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On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:59:18 +1000, Bruce > wrote:

> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:54:29 -0700, sf > wrote:
>
> >On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:23:28 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
> >
> >> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:10:56 -0700, sf > wrote:
> >>
> >> >On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:34:58 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:33:25 -0700, sf > wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> >On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:49 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> If you give me a blank map of the US, I can probably point out only 3
> >> >> >> states with certainty.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >I bet you could get 4 - maybe 5 with no sweat. Seriously!
> >> >>
> >> >> Yes, I forgot Alaska, so that's at least 4.
> >> >
> >> >I bet you have 5. The lower peninsula of Michigan is a distinctive
> >> >shape (looks like a mitten). Once you know it, you'll never forget.
> >>
> >> And Hawaii? Is that a state or is that just where dsi1 lives?

> >
> >Hawaii is a collection of islands we consider one state that's
> >floating 2400 miles off the mainland in the Pacific Ocean. It is
> >technically part of North America, but not North American in a
> >cultural sense. If they weren't a state they'd be considered Pacific
> >Islands, even by residents of the West Coast - so think of their
> >location in a way that makes sense to you. Pacific Islands, North
> >America - whatever floats your boat. They're a state and that's what
> >counts.

>
> Ok, that makes 5 then.


Go for 6! Find

Hawaii
Alaska
California
Texas
Florida
and...
Michigan



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On 2015-06-13 9:39 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
> On 6/13/2015 1:33 AM, sf wrote:
>> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:49 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
>>
>>> If you give me a blank map of the US, I can probably point out only 3
>>> states with certainty.

>>
>> I bet you could get 4 - maybe 5 with no sweat. Seriously!
>>

>
>
> Try this
> http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
>
> No, I didn't get them all.



I got 42. Some of the errors were accidental clicks.
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On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:58:17 -0400, Nancy Young
> wrote:

> On 6/13/2015 9:39 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
>
> > Try this
> > http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
> >
> > No, I didn't get them all.

>
> Hey, I got 28 right! Not too bad.
>
> Because the test timed out or something and I wasn't
> done. I didn't realize I shouldn't have looked away.
>

The original 13 are the hardest because their names are always stacked
up, somewhere off in the Atlantic Ocean when you look at a map. It
seems like only locals would consider that part easy.

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On 6/13/2015 10:23 AM, sf wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:58:17 -0400, Nancy Young
> > wrote:
>
>> On 6/13/2015 9:39 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
>>
>>> Try this
>>> http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
>>>
>>> No, I didn't get them all.

>>
>> Hey, I got 28 right! Not too bad.
>>
>> Because the test timed out or something and I wasn't
>> done. I didn't realize I shouldn't have looked away.
>>

> The original 13 are the hardest because their names are always stacked
> up, somewhere off in the Atlantic Ocean when you look at a map. It
> seems like only locals would consider that part easy.
>


Easy for me as I've lived there all my life. I get mixed up on the Gulf
coast. I think they moved Alabama.

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On 6/13/2015 10:23 AM, sf wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:58:17 -0400, Nancy Young
> > wrote:
>
>> On 6/13/2015 9:39 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
>>
>>> Try this
>>> http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
>>>
>>> No, I didn't get them all.

>>
>> Hey, I got 28 right! Not too bad.
>>
>> Because the test timed out or something and I wasn't
>> done. I didn't realize I shouldn't have looked away.
>>

> The original 13 are the hardest because their names are always stacked
> up, somewhere off in the Atlantic Ocean when you look at a map. It
> seems like only locals would consider that part easy.


Absolutely, I would have no problem with the eastern states.
I was a whiz at that state map puzzle as a little kid, but now
some of the western states are a struggle.

You know that New Yorker's view of the world poster? Makes me
laugh. Of course there's one for every city, I'm sure. I did
see one them for Boston.

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Nancy Young wrote:
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> On 6/13/2015 9:39 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
>
> > Try this
> > http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
> >
> > No, I didn't get them all.

>
> Hey, I got 28 right! Not too bad.
>
> Because the test timed out or something and I wasn't
> done. I didn't realize I shouldn't have looked away.
>
> nancy


I just printed out a blank map (see previous posts). Right away, I'm
still missing 7 but that doesn't mean that the others are correct.
I'll try to fill in later before looking at the answer.

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On 6/13/2015 11:09 AM, Gary wrote:
> Nancy Young wrote:


>> Because the test timed out or something and I wasn't
>> done. I didn't realize I shouldn't have looked away.


> I just printed out a blank map (see previous posts). Right away, I'm
> still missing 7 but that doesn't mean that the others are correct.
> I'll try to fill in later before looking at the answer.


Did you ever catch that show How the States got their Shape?

Interesting.

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Nancy Young wrote:
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> Did you ever catch that show How the States got their Shape?
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> Interesting.


Yes! I did watch those and they were very interesting. It's been
about year now since History Channel aired them though.
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On 6/13/2015 11:43 AM, Gary wrote:
> Nancy Young wrote:
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>> Did you ever catch that show How the States got their Shape?
>>
>> Interesting.

>
> Yes! I did watch those and they were very interesting. It's been
> about year now since History Channel aired them though.


It's on my Netflix streaming list, in the event I want to
see them again. Think I'll catch a couple today.

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On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:05:39 -0400, Nancy Young
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> You know that New Yorker's view of the world poster? Makes me
> laugh. Of course there's one for every city, I'm sure. I did
> see one them for Boston.


Yes. I found the series a couple of years ago.

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On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:33:03 -0400, Nancy Young
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> Did you ever catch that show How the States got their Shape?


I love that one. Didn't watch it often but found it very interesting
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On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:39:51 -0400, Ed Pawlowski > wrote:

>On 6/13/2015 1:33 AM, sf wrote:
>> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:49 +1000, Bruce > wrote:
>>
>>> If you give me a blank map of the US, I can probably point out only 3
>>> states with certainty.

>>
>> I bet you could get 4 - maybe 5 with no sweat. Seriously!
>>

>
>
>Try this
>http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
>
>No, I didn't get them all.


The only two I messed up were Arizona and New Mexico, I reversed them.
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On 6/14/2015 9:25 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:58:17 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
>
>> On 6/13/2015 9:39 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
>>
>>> Try this
>>> http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
>>>
>>> No, I didn't get them all.

>>
>> Hey, I got 28 right! Not too bad.
>>
>> Because the test timed out or something and I wasn't
>> done. I didn't realize I shouldn't have looked away.

>
> Ouch - only 28?


Did you notice the part where the test timed out on me?
I know most of the states. I get a little confused with the
squarish ones out west.

Not so confused I couldn't have finished the test in
time, but I got into a RL conversation. I didn't notice
there was a clock ticking.

> I got New Hampshire and Vermont wrong. 2 of the only
> 4 28 contiguous states I haven't visited.


Those are easy for me as I've visited NH many times.
And took Vermont on the way home, stopping at King Arthur
Flour and Vermont Country Deli.

nancy

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On Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:48:27 -0400, Nancy Young
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>On 6/14/2015 9:25 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
>> On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:58:17 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
>>
>>> On 6/13/2015 9:39 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
>>>
>>>> Try this
>>>> http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/map-quiz-us-states.php
>>>>
>>>> No, I didn't get them all.
>>>
>>> Hey, I got 28 right! Not too bad.
>>>
>>> Because the test timed out or something and I wasn't
>>> done. I didn't realize I shouldn't have looked away.

>>
>> Ouch - only 28?

>
>Did you notice the part where the test timed out on me?
>I know most of the states. I get a little confused with the
>squarish ones out west.
>
>Not so confused I couldn't have finished the test in
>time, but I got into a RL conversation. I didn't notice
>there was a clock ticking.
>
> > I got New Hampshire and Vermont wrong. 2 of the only
>> 4 28 contiguous states I haven't visited.

>
>Those are easy for me as I've visited NH many times.
>And took Vermont on the way home, stopping at King Arthur
>Flour and Vermont Country Deli.
>
>nancy
>
>nancy


I didn't even notice the timer until I was almost done... The fact
that the test was being timed should have been better indicated... the
clock didn't begin moving until after the test is started but then the
clock movement is hidden at the top of the page and out of sight. I
knew immediately I had mixed up New Mexico and Arizona but there was
no way to make the correction.
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On 2015-06-16 12:44 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

> I didn't even notice the timer until I was almost done... The fact
> that the test was being timed should have been better indicated... the
> clock didn't begin moving until after the test is started but then the
> clock movement is hidden at the top of the page and out of sight. I
> knew immediately I had mixed up New Mexico and Arizona but there was
> no way to make the correction.
>



I made the same mistake with Arizona and Nevada and Maryland, but the
damage was done. I got 42 of them.... which seems to put me way ahead of
some of the Americans who posted their scores.

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