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    4 =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkw View Post
    So far I beat you all. To top it off, I am probably dramatically younger than most of you. Geography is hardly taught in schools at all these days. I bet there are very few high-school students in this country who could tell me where Asmara, Eritrea is.

    What a pity.

    Anyways, I have gotten to level 11 out of 12. I am ridiculously close to beating this thing. The final level is so close.
    Good going.

    I'm just not detailed-oriented. I actually deal with documents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, etc. (I'm a Russian-language translator). I've looked at maps of those countries hundreds of times. But when the quiz tested me on their location on the world map, I mixed them up and even picked Mongolia once.

    Some things stick in my head better than others, and geography doesn't stick well.

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    You can zoom in? Crap. So that's how people found the island nations.

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    you could zoom?!? I was having an impossible time seeing the map and was going by land mass shapes! I was also doing this on my laptop which led to me by accident clicking on France on my way to click on Beijing!

    nonetheless, I got to level 11 with a travel IQ of 123

    needless so say- I've spent WAY too much time staring at atlases and planning where I want to travel some day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    you could zoom?!? I was having an impossible time seeing the map and was going by land mass shapes! I was also doing this on my laptop which led to me by accident clicking on France on my way to click on Beijing!

    nonetheless, I got to level 11 with a travel IQ of 123

    needless so say- I've spent WAY too much time staring at atlases and planning where I want to travel some day!
    How did you do that?! On a laptop no less? My reflexes with a desktop mouse are okay, but I keep slipping all over the place on a laptop unless it uses a trackball instead of a touch pad. I mean, Merkw's one of those super-genius NT's who knows practically everything and doesn't really impress anyone because he's expected to be near perfect knowledge-wise. I'm still reeling from your performance.

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    Sub had a higher travel IQ than I do!

    I just have always been ok with maps- I've had one hanging over my bed since I was 5 years old, and my INTP dad's idea of a fun game when I was a kid was "globe" it involved finding whatever he named on a globe- I was competitive enough to get into it!
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    Very impressive, whatever. Now I am tied with someone for first place. I suppose I'll just have to put in a few more angstroms of effort.
    I don't know quite what all of you people are talking about. Correct me if I am wrong, but there is no ability to zoom-in on this game.
    "The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy

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    I think someone said "zoom in" and actually meant "precisely place the cursor". I know that did cost me a few points, but it's the same for everyone, so no matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMWarner View Post
    I think someone said "zoom in" and actually meant "precisely place the cursor". I know that did cost me a few points, but it's the same for everyone, so no matter.
    Yes, I think I was that very person. Alack! What unholy chaos I cause by merely speaking!
    "The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy

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    I took the thing a second time just to give it a shot and beat it!

    that was fun!

    (ah.. did I forget to mention that I went to the state geography bee final rounds 4 times as a kid! )
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