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  1. Clarino

    Clarino Mezzo Piano User

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    Ok, I'm bored.


    Recently I saw an episode of "Friends" in which Ross could not name all fifty states in the US. I laughed and poured scorn until my friend pointed out that I wouldn't be able to name them. Thinking this to be simple I took the challenge and a fortnight later, embarrassingly, I only managed Forty Six.

    So a challange, without looking at a map or checking the web name all fifty states from memory. You are on your honour not to cheat. Answers to me through PM. Small prize to winner (ie, first to complete task).

    Non-Americans can take part, If you want to include some biographical info (approximate age, nationality, job, gender.) I could compile some statistics.

    It would also be fun to see how many of you can manage it considering the recent thread about the state of American education.

    Smart arses can also attempt to name all state capitals.

    Any takers?
     
  2. Vessehune

    Vessehune Pianissimo User

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    Damn!! I only got 49!!
     
  3. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    Only 48. (That upper mid-west area sank me).

    Dave
     
  4. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    Man, what an idiot, I left out Arizona!!

    Dave
     
  5. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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  6. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Afraid that "Maryland" did me in. Bad Canadian... back to school!
     
  7. trpguyy

    trpguyy Piano User

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    I learned a song a while back that lists the 50 states in alphabetical order, so needless to say, I didn't forget any. :)
     
  8. Clarino

    Clarino Mezzo Piano User

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    Come on guys! The TH lads are beating you! surely one or two of you can manage it!
     
  9. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    The THer's are lying :D

    I had to work with my son last year. He too, learned it by song so it was fairly easy. Could I name all the Canadian Provinces? Probably not and there is a lot less of them.

    Jim
     
  10. dHoff

    dHoff Pianissimo User

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    my 14 year old girl can do it and got the capitals for 45. My 11 year old son got 49. I will not say how many I got. But I will ask that Nebraska and Kentucky natives forgive me my carelesness. I promise, it was no reflection on my feelings for your great homelands.

    -dH
     

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