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Happy Fourth! - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Happy Fourth!
Just for fun.

Name the states or
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arclevel From: arclevel Date: July 4th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
8599 on the Mousebreaker, and 2:57 on the puzzle. It would've been a couple seconds faster, but I'd lost Connecticut somewhere behind Texas. :-) Also, it helped that I'd challenged myself to name all 50 states earlier today and did so by drawing an impressively inaccurate map of the country. A cartographer I am not.

(I actually try to do the Mousebreaker England and Africa puzzles fairly often; otherwise I have no clue what's where in either place.)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 4th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I've got the African one down pretty well, and the European one. The English city clicker? Fuhgeddaboudid.
arclevel From: arclevel Date: July 4th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I've tried the English city clicker. Quite a few of them I'm *completely* guessing, and even the ones that I have a pretty good idea where they are -- Newcastle, for instance -- I can't point to without some sort of structure. I probably wouldn't be able to do it on an American map, either, though I do think I'd at least be able to find my home city (thank goodness for the Great Lakes, yes?).
lilacsigil From: lilacsigil Date: July 4th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Rhode Island defeats me!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 4th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
It defeats me on the Mousebreaker one every time. I can't seem to get the cursor in that itty-bitty thing.
lilacsigil From: lilacsigil Date: July 4th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I was just thinking that an Australian one would be dead easy (six states and two territories, not counting all the distant offshore ones) but then the ACT would cause exactly the same mouse problem as Rhode Island.
st_aurafina From: st_aurafina Date: July 4th, 2007 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude, lucky the map had fireworks on it. Still, it's not my home country, so I guess I did okay, except for the little crumbly bits with no fireworks on them. Oh, that's where you're from. Sorry...
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 4th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Me, I'm fine with the funny shaped ones, but those big square ones out west... who can tell one from another without the picture to put together? ;p
keestone From: keestone Date: July 4th, 2007 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Now there's an East Coast / West Coast divide. All those little fiddly bits! Seriously. Some of those States are smaller than my county. (Grumblegrumblewhycan'tyouhavepropersizedstatesgrumble) ;p
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 4th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, Alaska's proper-sized! ;p Not on the puzzle, of course.

I can't remember which wag it was, but years ago, I heard someone say, "Have you ever looked at a map of the U.S.? It looks like someone was really excited at first, and then got bored and said, 'Oh, screw it.'"

By doing the puzzle a few times, I've got most of the west, but I can't tell Kansas and the Dakotas from each other without using the guide picture!
keestone From: keestone Date: July 4th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, Alaska's proper-sized! ;p Not on the puzzle, of course.

And it's most definitely West. :)

Once the four corners are stuck in there along with Idaho and Montana, Wyoming fits in nicely. The Dakotas are a matched set. Kansas is the wider one.

It's much easier for me to put it together going from West to East.Once the major outlines are filled, I can start thinking about all the weird little pieces. I can never remember where Delaware is supposed to go. ;p
eir_de_scania From: eir_de_scania Date: July 4th, 2007 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't even try - why try a foreign country when you don't know the provinces of your own?

Of course, it's an asset to live in the most southerly part, and one that was a Danish province until 300 years ago. I only have to know my own province, and put everything else "somewhere north of the old border".
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