Wednesday, December 3, 2008

(And it only took me four tries...)

I did it! I named all 50 states, and in less than 5 minutes....


I named 50 US states in 10 minutes How many US states can you name in 10 minutes?


...And it only took me four tries.

The first three times, I used up all 10 minutes and still forgot huge portions of our country -- not many states, mind you, just big ones like, say, Nebraska or Montana or Oklahoma (Oklahoma! How could I forget Oklahoma?!? There's a whole musical about Oklahoma, for cryin' out loud!).

All I can say in my defense is, it's harder than it seems like it ought to be. Especially if you attended elementary school in the deep south, where they required you to learn the names and locations of only the Confederate states.

Give it a try. Let me know how you fare. Good luck!

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6 comments:

That damn expat said...

Good, you didn't forget my state:-P

That damn expat said...

I did it! And I forgot 11 states *blushing*
I forgot these: ILLINOIS, INDIANA, LOUISIANA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH

I should have my citizenship revoked.

Dr Zibbs said...

I'd be cheating because I remember the State song from 3rd grade

SkylersDad said...

Aced it!! I am a geo whizz!

the sassy kathy said...

eek i don't think my geography skills are quite up to par - reminds me of that friends episode where ross is desperately trying to name all 50 states and can't eat thanksgiving dinner until he does...

and thanks so much for your thoughtful comment re. pregnancy/surrogacy. everything you said is so true. it's odd how i've developed this phobia about it - but i've realized its definitely not just me - everyone my age seems to think the same way. a shame. my mom tries to reason with me - i think she's scared she's not going to get any grandkids if i keep it up! :)

Sausage Mechanic said...

Managed it first time in 8 1/2 minutes. Would have been quicker if I was able to speak versus type. I got hung up on the spelling of Connecticut and Massachusetts...two I've never been able to spell without looking up. Oh well.