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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:

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
counts.

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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.
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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


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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.

nancy



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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.

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.

G.
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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.

nancy

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Nancy Young wrote:

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.
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On 6/13/2015 11:43 AM, Gary wrote:
Nancy Young wrote:

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.

nanct

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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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