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Not OK

I can't believe I missed Oklahoma. I'm embarrassed, but I guess forty-nine out of fifty isn't too bad.

[Via Paul Hsieh (who I beat by one)]

Posted by Rand Simberg at March 05, 2007 07:05 AM
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How can I freaking forget Colorado?

Posted by Greg at March 5, 2007 07:40 AM

I missed Connecticut the first time through, and thought the one I'd missed was one of the "M" states.

Posted by McGehee at March 5, 2007 08:11 AM

I still can't believe I missed OK. I tried to be methodical about it, and took a little road trip in my mind, starting in Florida, heading up the east coast, and then moving up and down as I drifted west. I just can't figure out how I missed it.

Posted by Rand Simberg at March 5, 2007 08:20 AM

I, too, missed OK. Still not sure how. I started out west and moved towards the east, where I stumbled over almost all of New England. Almost forgot Connecticut, too, but got it in time.

The links got jumbled together, though, Rand. A direct click on the link body in IE takes you to a 404.

Posted by John Breen III at March 5, 2007 08:25 AM

Typo'd Nevada (probably as "Neveda"; I know I typed it, but it didn't show up on the list and I didn't notice that it was missing). Almost left out Vermont and New Hampshire.

It's a lot harder to type the names into a list than to identify them on a map--I'm too used to associating the names with a shape and a position.

Posted by Big D at March 5, 2007 08:41 AM

Got 'em all with 4:14 to spare. Took about a minute to come up with the last one = Arkansas. I'm sure there is something significant about that!

Of course, it didn't hurt that yesterday, my son and I were playing with a puzzle map of the US.

Posted by teej at March 5, 2007 09:51 AM

Not exactly the same thing, but this site:

Has a lot of other interesting geography quizzes, as well as a method of adding your own.

Posted by Al at March 5, 2007 09:55 AM

Almost forgot Utah with 48 seconds remaining. I spent the last five minutes remembering that and Missouri.

Posted by Karl Hallowell at March 5, 2007 12:24 PM

Spent over 2 minutes trying to remember Minnesota!

Posted by Skeptic at March 5, 2007 02:52 PM

With 1:07 to go I finally remembered Idaho. Got the other 49 with more than 4 minutes to go.

Posted by Alan K. Henderson at March 6, 2007 03:41 AM

Massachusetts. And I lived there for 5 years.

[Hangs head in shame.]

Posted by Carl Pham at March 7, 2007 01:19 AM

Massachusetts. And I lived there for 5 years.

I know people who used to live there, who wish they could forget it.

Posted by McGehee at March 7, 2007 05:22 AM

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