Tuesday, February 26, 2008

There are a lot of countries


This is interesting, especially because it requires that you be able to SPELL all of them!!


Matthew said...

I got 43, but there were a few I couldn't spell that I knew. Also I spent some time trying to get the Federated States of Micronesia, but they will only accept "Micronesia"

Fritz said...

66 for me. I also ran into "alternate spelling" problems, e.g. "the netherlands." I also tried a few times to spell "Philippines" (I did it with two Ps instead of three, and tried "the philipines" "philipine islands" etc before I gave up.

I need to work on my geography -- I used to be able to name every nation around the world, but this was when there were only 130 of them or so before the breakup of the USSR. My list (pasted from the site): Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greenland, Haiti, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Tonga, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Zimbabwe.

Weird ones that aren't really nations in the "You Forgot" list are places like US Virgin Islands, Australian Antarctic Territory, Ross Dependency, Peter I Island, Trisatan da Dunha, Isle of Man and so forth. I suspected that when it accepted Greenland as a nation.

Linda said...

I got 51. Woo Hoo! And am actually a little embarrassed that I forgot Greece in that count, but remembered Georgia. There were a few I couldn't spell, like Uruguay.