Frontier Former Editor

July 13, 2008

And since Sunday papers across the country are getting thinner and thinner . . .

Azahar has kindly provided this piece of educational wonderment

 

How Many Countries Can You Name in 5 Minutes?

There are 195 countries in the world. You’ve got 5 minutes to name as many as you can. Go!

 

I pulled a 61 because of fat-fingered typing.

Think of it as one of those world map puzzles you used to see in grammar school classrooms. Yeah, right . . . but it is pretty damned fun!

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9 Comments »

  1. You know what? I haven’t even tried this yet, I’m such a geography dunce. I’m a pretty fast typist though – I bet if we teamed up we’d get the whole 195.

    Comment by azahar — July 13, 2008 @ 7:35 am

  2. Take a letter . . .

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — July 13, 2008 @ 7:56 am

  3. You know, I tried “England” and that dammned quiz refused to recognize it.

    It’s a bit like Dubya that way.

    Comment by metro — July 14, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

  4. I tried – United Kingdom.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — July 14, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

  5. Is Texas a country?

    Comment by Stiletto — July 18, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

  6. Many Texans seem to think so.

    Comment by Stiletto — July 18, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

  7. Once upon a time . . .

    Know why there’s only one star on the Texas flag. Whadya expect when you base a flag on a beer bottle?

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — July 18, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

  8. According to the net:

    “And no state has a greater variety of reptiles…”

    One particularly comes to mind.

    Comment by Stiletto — July 18, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

  9. Stil: You might remember a few years ago when th eGeneral Assembly was considering naming a state reptile (in the middle of the Gilmore administration, if I remember correctly). I heard from a couple of friends in the General Assembly Office Building that the effort became low-key because of the number of constituent e-mails split between ‘Gilmore’ and lawyers in general.

    Comment by Former Frontier Editor — July 20, 2008 @ 10:13 am


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