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Fifty States in One Minute

Nearly impossible to get 100%, but see how many states you can type in 60 seconds.
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skhaki
(4)
Yes!!! Finally got 50! http://screencast.com/t/ufloHM2Mfdf
Aug 4, 2013
T3rm3n4t0r
(25)
Oh no... I had Mississippi, Alabama, and Virginia with 5 seconds to go and I messed up spelling Mississippi and finished with 48/50... :(
Aug 5, 2013
imovetooslow
(36)
40! god this is really a nail biter!
Aug 15, 2013
(32)
On all the states quizzes, people have trouble with Massachusetts. Being from there, I can type it in about 3 seconds.
Sep 13, 2013
(7)
Get a flying start. Copy Massachusetts prior to start and then paste it in immediately on go. 59.9 seconds to enter the other 49 states.
Sep 21, 2013
(52)
How about accepting postal abbreviations? Or is there already a quiz for that?
Oct 22, 2013
DollarBill2208
(73)
Yes there is one for postal abbies. This one is meant to be a typing challenge, so that only 0.2% can complete it.
Oct 1, 2014
(35)
100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Oct 24, 2013
(62)
Got 40 on my latest go. Part of that was because the internet lags so much here that I get several before the clock even starts. I think the only way it's possible to get 100% though is to just memorize all the states in order and type it out without pausing. The way I'm doing it I still am looking at the map as the states get filled in and you just can't go fast enough that way...
Nov 6, 2013
katastrophe
(21)
42. Mess with me.
Nov 20, 2013
TigWrig
(8)
Too challenging. The person who posted this must be a master typist!
Nov 27, 2013
Quizmaster
I posted it! I am a decently fast typist, but my record is still only 42.
Dec 17, 2013
Aariel101
(15)
Dang it. Only got 20 thanks to typos and a sudden block of mind!
Dec 5, 2013
AtilaFelipe
(20)
Very hard!
Dec 11, 2013
louisacone
(45)
i got a 43 but i did this instead of studying so maybe i can get extra credit or something
Dec 17, 2013
naumonster
(16)
45. should be studying as well.
Dec 17, 2013
(51)
My best is 34 and I'm a decent typist. The only way to get your best score on this is no typos, no brain freeze, typing as fast as you possibly can. I know I'll never get 50 in one minute.
Dec 18, 2013
(22)
I got 25 come on!
Dec 22, 2013
pseudonymous
(26)
43 i might beat it if i stop spelling mistakes
Dec 23, 2013
(38)
I can't type that fast! :O
Dec 28, 2013
MatthewIler
(18)
I did 37 on my first try. Thank God that I have fast fingers and a good memory.
Dec 29, 2013
(66)
According to the quiz statistics, 0.5% of people taking the quiz have gotten 100%. As of now, the quiz has been taken 280,598 times meaning that just over 1400 people have gotten all 50 states (or just one person 1400 times). That's way more than I expected.
Dec 30, 2013
Quizmaster
Not exactly. The quiz stats only count the first time a user (or IP address) attempts the quiz.
Dec 31, 2013
(26)
4 but I don't live in America so the only states I got were from songs from other quizzes
Jan 8, 2014
jjb
(4)
47 done and im from the UK...
Jan 27, 2014
(9)
All done. And it only took me 193 tries! LOL
Feb 2, 2014
(22)
Easy, I got a score of 50/50 with 52 secs left. I'm not tellin u how.
Feb 13, 2014
(7)
got 30. ugh.
Feb 15, 2014
ELORAH
(15)
GOT ALL 50!!!
Feb 18, 2014
AzraelFarishta
(29)
Gotta start with the short state names: Iowa, Ohio, Texas, Utah..don't do Massachusetts and Connecticut first.
Feb 21, 2014
quizwhizzer
(17)
30!
Feb 27, 2014
Harhar19
(23)
YES! 100 with 0:01 seconds left!
Mar 3, 2014
slammertig
(18)
47... almost 48... the sequence of the states makes a big difference... for example, if you follow a state ending with the letter a with a state the begins with the letter a, it's much faster (for example, louisiana then alabama)... or if you follow a state ending with a letter typed with the left hand with a state that begins with a letter on the right hand... for example, vermont then new york... you don't have to include spaces in between states with two words... and i find that typing nebraska then kansas is easier because you're ending with k-a and begining with k-a... just some of the tricks i've discovered... if you keep the same sequence each time and do it enough times, it starts becoming a matter of muscle memory vs. typing speed.
Mar 6, 2014
chibiladychoi
(12)
the time is too short!!!
Mar 6, 2014
Daoeu
(20)
Took me around 30 tries, but finally made it http://oi62.tinypic.com/k973fo.jpg
Mar 23, 2014
(23)
got 45 yay.................................................................................................................
Mar 28, 2014
SpookQeen
(1)
Ran out of time, I just can't type that fast! Also had a problem spelling PA that took some time and couldn't spell Mass.
Apr 4, 2014
(28)
It isn't all amazing to do this. You just have to have a good memory, and type around 100 wpm. Those of you who may be secretaries and know the states should find this easy. I, personally, can't do this 100%, but 100 wpm isn't all that uncommon, and a good memory of the country isn't uncommon, either.
Apr 17, 2014
(10)
25
Apr 26, 2014
(22)
I just can't type that fast :( High score of 41.
May 2, 2014
Massano1972
(20)
3 minutes, at least!
May 4, 2014
Stumper21230
(22)
Seems more like a typing test than a geography quiz.
May 7, 2014
davidw18672
(12)
Finally! https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/v/t35.0-12/10342052_769869746365495_1291664542_o.jpg?oh=4ddaedbd61144facd84af5602836f1b6&oe=5376606C two seconds left! :)
May 15, 2014
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I always leave the two-worders for last and end up with between 38 and 41 and never get to rhode island, the dakotas or carolinas, west virginia, or most of the news.
May 21, 2014
(29)
This shouldn't be that hard but it takes me about 2 seconds to type the longest word but You should type the short ones like oregon or ohio first and go to the long ones like california and massachusetts. I think it is kinda hard I have gotten 38.
May 26, 2014
(20)
Got 28 I just didn't even bother to guess the eastern states.
Jun 9, 2014
(29)
I got 42 because I know all of the and it takes about 2 seconds to type them all.
Jun 14, 2014
GopherAtl
(24)
keep running into something I've never seen on another quiz, where if I start the next state too quickly it will not identify the one I've fully typed, ex, just wound up with "kentuckytennesseevirginia" in my input box, it won't register kentucky unless I delete everything else. The faster I've gotten the more I run into this problem. It's incredibly frustrating, as I would've gotten all 50 several times by now if not for randomly running into this and having to take the time to delete and retype states.
Jun 18, 2014
GopherAtl
(24)
\o/ victory! sooo many attempts, finally got it!
Jun 18, 2014
(6)
im terrible at this
Jun 26, 2014
(49)
49/50 Couldn't remember how to spell Oiwa :V
Jul 1, 2014
(44)
After trying for an hour and a half, I finally got it, and with seven seconds to spare! http://tinyurl.com/50states60seconds
Jul 9, 2014
(54)
Got an even 40 this time--- gotta try harder!
Jul 10, 2014
(20)
i stopped the timer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Jul 17, 2014
(16)
19.... oh yeah im not even a teen yet.
Jul 21, 2014
Nikole
(15)
the first time : 40 !!!
Sep 1, 2014
Nikole
(15)
ok I explain : for the first time after several rehearsels, I reach the score of 40. Keep trying.
Sep 1, 2014
(40)
Knew them all in alphabetical order anyway because I have too much spare time, my main issue was typing them fast :P
Sep 20, 2014
(22)
Gotq them all with 1 second to spare. And the most interesting part; I'm an Indian.
Sep 22, 2014
(22)
Sorry for the mispelling.
Sep 22, 2014
(22)
Am I the only one who kept thinking "I must type short states, must think of short names" and then thought of Massachusetts and North Carolina?
Sep 30, 2014
tshipley
(20)
If I could just stop making typos I'd make it!
Oct 21, 2014
Siubijeni
(28)
It's not impossible... but at that point it just become muscle memory. Instead of how fast you can realistically type, it's measuring how fast you can type something that is totally muscle memorized and requires no thought.
Oct 31, 2014
DollarBill2208
(73)
Update: I finally completed this quiz with about a half second left.
Nov 3, 2014
(27)
This took a couple of hours. Wow. Way to not be productive.
Nov 14, 2014
(21)
20 is my highest. I can type fast, but not without making typos, so I'm always back-tracking.
Nov 20, 2014
(29)
46 so close
Dec 6, 2014
(44)
I done 131 WPM but my best here is 48. I'm from Argentina so is hard to remember the 50 states, I always forget some.
Dec 14, 2014
KFraine
(16)
22:(
Dec 14, 2014
thaxRax
(35)
Well one thing I know is it's easier to say "got 46 first try" than it is to get 46 first try.
Dec 19, 2014
(42)
I've done this test many times before, but upon doing it most recently I see that the last few states have been removed from the alphabetical order the rest of the list follows. West Virginia is somehow before Washington and even Virginia in the list, and I don't understand the reason why.
Jan 14, 2015
(55)
Same here, Virginia/West Virginia seem to have been swapped around
Jan 16, 2015
Quizmaster
Fixed
Jan 17, 2015
(21)
Best I can do is 42
Jan 15, 2015
(21)
28-first time, 41-second time, 50/50! Third time
Jan 21, 2015
femboss
(21)
I've got all of them memorized and I still cant get more than 30. Dang.
Jan 22, 2015
(17)
This is impossible, only 33! So annoying when you make a mistake and have to delete it wasting precious seconds!
Jan 24, 2015
bumblebee587
(21)
50 with 7 seconds to go on my first try! To be fair i've always been a crazy fast typist, and i learned the 50 states song in 4th grade so i sang it as i typed haha.
Jan 27, 2015
(26)
30 on first try. not bad for a brit like me.
Mar 7, 2015
(22)
Could not cross 43 after several attempts..
Mar 9, 2015
(22)
46
Mar 9, 2015
(36)
Can't get New England!
Mar 15, 2015
(22)
48
Mar 19, 2015
(44)
Can't pass 47. Is very hard to memorize them, but it's because I'm from Argentina and I don't know all the states very well haha.
Mar 24, 2015
(52)
45/50. I'd have all of it except that it takes a split second to empty the box and the first letter of the next entry disappears. I typed ermont and assachusetts... sigh.
Apr 3, 2015
(8)
35
Apr 19, 2015
(8)
50 with 52 secs to go.
May 23, 2015
(52)
50 with 6 seconds left
May 27, 2015
ceci26
(2)
I cant do anything my highscore is 12 :{
Jun 2, 2015
MaryH
(1)
I have got all 100 a few times. Thought I'd share a few pointers. 1. Get an order down and always do it in the same order. 2. Do the long states first (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania). 3. Don't put spaces in words like North Dakota. Just type northdakota 4. Take the time to make a definite break at the end of each state. This was my toughest thing. I kept putting the first letter of the next state at the end of one state...that then makes me have to backspace. I've found that if I make even one error in this regard, I don't make 100. 5. Don't play games until you've done something productive with your day!
Jun 8, 2015
(8)
so hard 11
Jun 18, 2015
Ceruleanwarbler
(16)
27
Jul 13, 2015
catie09
(53)
YOU GUYS!!! I have taken this quiz five thousand times and I finally got them all. I can't believe it! Woo-hooooooo! What should I do to celebrate? Huh? Huh?
Jul 24, 2015
(61)
How about putting a post up saying you did it?
Jul 26, 2015
catie09
(53)
Aw, c'mon Jer, be happy for me!
Jul 27, 2015
mpbrown2011
(40)
Got to 42. I don't know if I'm beating that
Aug 3, 2015
Girlgonebad82
(1)
I stop the time because im very bad at doing timed things
Aug 11, 2015
caribdevist
(40)
I just can't 37 on this :P
Aug 11, 2015
Kaichiasson10
(4)
22/50
Aug 12, 2015
lanus1337
(6)
thats a hard one :D
Aug 21, 2015
(25)
27 states, not bad. But all 50 cannot be done I tell you! It simply cannot!
Aug 24, 2015
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