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Show Of Hands January 5th, 2013 12:00am

If you were given a blank map of the United States, would you be able to correctly name every state?

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Gunfighter
01/05/13 10:47 pm

I finished in the top 20 in my state in a geography bee back in 8th grade. I can name every country in the world by location (except for Africa) and most European, Asian, and North American capitals.

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madeit Houston Area
01/05/13 10:46 pm

Thanks for that comment. I love it! Every state matters. All of us. Together.

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golfergolfer 19th hole
01/05/13 10:45 pm

Yes, cuz my 6 year old nephew plays with one of those USA jig-saw puzzle thingie....he keeps me updated!

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
01/05/13 10:45 pm

So did I, but how long ago did you take this test?

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madeit Houston Area
01/05/13 10:43 pm

Thanks, we Texans appreciate that!

elbow82 Veganland
01/05/13 10:43 pm

I'm a little shaky on New England, but I'm pretty sure I could do it

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striker59 Colorado
01/05/13 10:41 pm

Yes and capital and every country and capital in the world.
Geography 101

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tommysq Chicagoland
01/05/13 10:40 pm

Looks like I'm surrounded by idiots.

zigtiger823 everywhere
01/05/13 10:37 pm

surprising... I thought more people could

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pateach2 love my son
01/05/13 10:32 pm

90% correct...the Midwest throws me for a loop.

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dawl adulting
01/05/13 10:31 pm

???? Not even close lol

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
01/05/13 10:29 pm

I am assuming a blank map would have the state lines on it. I change my vote to no if I have to draw the lines myself.

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Thorn Central Valley, CA
01/05/13 10:28 pm

Every state and every Capitol. It's useless information, but I like to keep it fresh. Try and quiz myself once a year

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susanr Colorado
01/05/13 10:28 pm

People are often surprised that the Cincinnati, Ohio airport is in Kentucky. Especially when they land there & think they're in OH. (I guess it's not that obvious that its identifier, CVG, stands for Covington, which is in KY. Or that it's really the Cincinnati-NoKentucky airport.)

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
01/05/13 10:28 pm

I voted "no", but there's a chance I could.

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captnate
01/05/13 10:26 pm

Can't knock people for ignorance/optimism I guess but that number is way too high. Go try it.. Should be about 15% I'd guess

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katniss Dallas, TX
01/05/13 10:25 pm

Of course I could name them... Like for instance, that one way out by the ocean- I'd name that one Lefty. And I'd name that one by Canada The Loner. Yeah I'm really good at naming stuff.

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Zackisan VC Member
01/05/13 10:24 pm

Wow that was a really deep and emotional statement

andrewv SC
01/05/13 10:24 pm

I feel like a lot of people are lying ????

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lightsabr2 The Big Sky
01/05/13 10:23 pm

Just quizzed myself, and I got the 100%. Only place I get turned around sometimes is the Midwest, and remembering that Colorado is one of the four corners.

Tarheel15 Chapel Hill
01/05/13 10:23 pm

I think a lot of people are either lying or too ignorant to realize they can't name and place every state on the map

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
01/05/13 10:23 pm

I think you folks are overestimating your abilities. Have you tried to do this lately?
I said no, because I'm certain I'm mislabel at least one. (Likely one of those tiny New England states.)

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Zackisan VC Member
01/05/13 10:23 pm

We should have a test to see who's lying.

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katniss Dallas, TX
01/05/13 10:23 pm

Nope... BUT I COULD NAME TEXAS!!!

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jld32188
01/05/13 10:21 pm

I'm confident that I could get most correct but I think I would get a few in the Midwest wrong.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
01/05/13 10:21 pm

Wyoming is farther north. Yellowstone park is on the border of Wyoming and Montana.

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onthenine Da Burg
01/05/13 10:20 pm

I think I could. Which probably means I can't.

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JDC10020
01/05/13 10:19 pm

Vermont is the one that is right-side up and touching NY. New Hampshire is bizarro land...

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/05/13 10:17 pm

That's one of the things I'm very lame at.

milkdud2
01/05/13 10:17 pm

No,because I keep writing "California" in the ocean. Can't help it- subconscious block.

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arborfamilia on top of the hill
01/05/13 10:12 pm

When I was a kid, we used to compete to see who could finish a wooden puzzle of the US (each state was a piece). Great training!

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/05/13 10:10 pm

AnnieM the identifiers could drive you crazy. The big airport in Kansas City is MCI, for example, but most non-aviation minded locals call it KCI, which makes more sense. Fortunately, out of about 20,000 airports in the US, only about 500 have commercial service. It's easy to memorize the big ones.

whyimrite
01/05/13 10:06 pm

100% just did it

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HayleyS looking up.
01/05/13 10:05 pm

This makes me feel really stupid.
I could do it for my test, but I've forgotten some since then.
The east coast states confuse me a bit.

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therivkid State of Confusion
01/05/13 10:04 pm

Vermont is shaped like a "V". That's how I remember.

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okcougar
01/05/13 10:02 pm

Annie- I can see that happening. What I do to remember is the Mississippi River makes a baker that faces east. The state that would fit on top of the boots is Mississippi.

susanr Colorado
01/05/13 10:02 pm

That would be a little difficult considering it was one of the original 13 colonies. Not many of them over by the Dakotas.

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KudosToYou California
01/05/13 10:01 pm

I really need to start studying more.............

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susanr Colorado
01/05/13 10:00 pm

Does New Mexico Magazine still have a feature showing all the stupid things said about the state in the past month - mainly that it's part of Mexico? That used to be a hoot. Sad, though.

KudosToYou California
01/05/13 9:58 pm

We're the only state to have our state name, USA on our listener plates...

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EmpHadrian
01/05/13 9:56 pm

I am guessing mostly intellects use this app. Plebs are not ussualy this interested in politics.

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MasterMatt Oregon
01/05/13 9:55 pm

lol, sure people. I drove truck for 10 years and still screw up. maybe 10% but NOT 68%!

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EmpHadrian
01/05/13 9:54 pm

Fuck that. I can name every nation and its capital off a blank map. Hell, I know the provinces of Rome like the back of my hand!

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AnnieM The Island
01/05/13 9:52 pm

I'd say the problem with Texas schools is the education one receives depends tremendously on the individual school district.

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