Islands by Shape #1

Can you identify these islands based on their shape?
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Last updated: April 16, 2018
First submittedFebruary 5, 2014
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+16
Level 59
Mar 7, 2014
Conclusion: Jetpunk officially recognizes Australia as an island rather than a continent.
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Level 32
Mar 7, 2014
Better not to mention this, or the *discussion* will live up again
+50
Level ∞
Mar 7, 2014
Cyprus is in Europe! Oh wait, which discussion are we talking about?
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Level 36
Dec 15, 2014
Lol^
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Level 61
Jul 5, 2016
I'm sure it should be called Myanmar.
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Level 58
Jul 5, 2016
No, Wales should definitely count as a country.
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2016
If we call Micronesia the Federated States of Micronesia, the that means we need to use the full name of every country ie. Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2016
Oh, and Greenland and the Faroe Islands are countries. lol
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2016
Palestine should totally be included!
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Level 47
Oct 30, 2016
And koalas are one of the national animals of Australia
+27
Level 75
Dec 4, 2016
Please accept kyrgggyyzgygyysytyysytyyyyrzzzstnnnygygyn for Kyrgyzstan.
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Level 37
Jun 3, 2017
South Ossetia is a country!
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2017
Should Morocco be in charge of Western Sahara?
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Level 56
Oct 3, 2017
Sealand is people too
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Level 62
Dec 28, 2017
Come on guys! Everyone knows that it's called Oceania, Not Australia!
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Level 83
Apr 18, 2018
Malvinas!
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Level 23
Jan 25, 2019
Catalonia should definitely count!
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2019
Turkey is in Europe!
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Level 75
May 24, 2019
Tomatoes should be spelt 'spelled', even though most of their land mass is in Asia
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2020
Yes, Taiwan and Kosovo are countries.
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Level 42
May 29, 2020
CRIMEA IS [...]
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Level 34
Mar 7, 2014
Shots fired.
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Level 33
Mar 8, 2014
but Australia is a continent. More so than Europe which is really part of Eurasia
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Level 53
Mar 17, 2014
Here we go
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Level 67
May 11, 2014
Actually, NZ is not on the Oceania continent - it's on the sunken continent of Zealandia.
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2015
maybe we should just get rid of Australia to stop these discussions
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Level 21
Nov 25, 2015
As one drives East across Russia, at some point is there a road sign warning drivers in Cyrillic that one is leaving Europe and entering Asia?

No? Then I maintain there is no recognized boundary.

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Level 67
May 18, 2016
Yes, in Russia there is a sign just like that.

http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/01/89/37/45_big.jpg

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Level 76
Jan 19, 2019
Australia is part of Europe, because they compete in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Level 21
Jul 5, 2016
Of course it is. It's the largest island in the world.
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Level 65
Jan 19, 2019
I personally view it as a continental land mass rather than an island, but if someone decides to go a different path, that's okay. But consistency would be nice.
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Level 39
Apr 4, 2020
Look at all of you. Discussing over a FICTITIOUS landmass. Just ridiculous.

What?? they have giant rabbit creatures, and beaver-duck hybrids???? Yeahh riiiight. Next thing youll tell me is that the world is flat.

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Level 65
Jul 5, 2020
Why 'rather than'?

It can be both, like Afroeurasia being an island and 3 continents simultaneously.

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Level 37
Mar 7, 2014
grr. I type UK and United Kingdom. Only then did I type Great Britain.
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Level 33
Mar 7, 2014
You should except UK and United Kingdom.
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2014
Why? That's not what the island is called.
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Level 45
Mar 10, 2014
Your right. The U.K. refers to Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and all of the overseas territories. Great Britain is simply the island that England, Scotland, and Wales are on.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2014
He said except, not accept.
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Level 32
Mar 17, 2019
Nobody excepts the Spanish Inquisition!
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Level 82
Mar 17, 2019
The Japanese made an opposite inquisition against the missionaries.
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2020
And he said your, not you're
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2019
Great Britain is the island, poor Northern Ireland on the Ireland island is often forgotten because of the misconception that the island of Wales, England, and Scotland is called the UK- that's the country, not the island.
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Level 36
Mar 7, 2014
... I missed Hawaii... HAWAII!!!!!!!
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2014
Cool to see you accept "The Big" for Hawaii Good quiz
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Level 36
Mar 8, 2014
Celebes should be accepted
+4
Level 21
Mar 13, 2014
I agree, please can you accept 'Celebes' for Sulawesi?
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2019
It's not called Celebes anymore.
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2019
Yes, please accept 'Celebes' for Sulawesi.
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Level 45
May 5, 2014
How come I love the game Plague Inc. And I still didn't get Iceland? -.-
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Level 47
Jun 25, 2014
Shouldn't "Hawaii" be Oahu or something?
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Level 79
Jul 24, 2014
No, the state of Hawaii consists of a group of eight major islands, including the "Big Island" of Hawaii, Oahu, Kaua'i, Maui, and others. Hawaii is one island in the state of Hawaii, Oahu is another.
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2020
The state is named after the kingdom, which took its name from the first king's home island (despite the capital being on Oʻahu and not on Hawaiʻi).
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2014
Celebes doesnt work
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Level 27
Dec 13, 2014
Can you accept uk instead of typing in Great Britain
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Level 21
Jul 5, 2016
No, because UK is the country that includes Great Britain, Northern Ireland and overseas territories. Great Britain is the name of the island.
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2019
The UK does not include the overseas territories. The British Overseas Territories do not form part of the United Kingdom.
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Level 58
Oct 3, 2017
There is no island called United Kingdom.
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Level 58
Jul 30, 2015
Here's the deal about Australia. Instead of going on about how it's a continent and not an island, why not celebrate the fact that it's the only inhabited continent that is an island!
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Level 77
Sep 30, 2015
The map of just Great Britain without all the Scottish islands looks like it's had a drastic haircut.
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2016
:D
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Level 21
Nov 25, 2015
I need to be a better speller. Cypress sounds right! :)
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Level 70
Apr 15, 2016
It is .......... for the tree not the Island.
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Level 39
Dec 15, 2015
Poor Tasmania... ...It's been forgotten again!
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2020
Why? It is its own own separate island
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Level 59
Jul 5, 2016
Australia is a continent, not an island.
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Level 64
Jul 5, 2016
Australia is a continent and an island
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Level 21
Jul 5, 2016
In fact, it's the largest island in the world.
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Level 79
Apr 17, 2018
If Australia is an island, so is Antarctica, which is bigger. And the Americas are an even bigger island. And Africo-Eurasia is the world's largest island. See what happens when you consider continents islands?
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Level 51
Jul 5, 2016
Isn't Hawaii an archipellago?
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Level 64
Jul 5, 2016
It is. But there is an island of the Hawaiian archipelago named 'Hawaii'. :)
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Level 79
Apr 17, 2018
Aka "the big island".
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Level 69
Jul 5, 2016
If Australia is an island we could call North+South America an island by the same logic. A continuous landmass surrounded by water.
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Level 79
Jul 5, 2016
One could say the same thing about Europe+Africa+Asia.
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Level 64
Jul 5, 2016
Island doesn't mean Mainland
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Level 69
Jul 5, 2016
Well if you look up "mainland" instead of throwing the word around, its description fits Australia fairly well.
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Level 64
Jul 5, 2016
Amazing: a JetPunk breakthrough! Quizmaster finally agrees to Austraia being an island and a continent! :)
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Level 25
Jul 9, 2016
UK threw me off! :)
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Level 58
Jul 20, 2017
UK isn't on this quiz.
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Level 63
Aug 12, 2016
Australia is a continent!!! "Australia and Oceania" is a region and continent of Australia is a part of that region. Eurasia and Africa are the same land mass (later separated by humans) but divided into 3 continents based on cultural differences. Cyprus is geographically considered to be part of southwest Asia but from cultural pov (Greek culture) it belongs to Europe.
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Level 63
Aug 12, 2016
Also The United Kingdom can not be an answer for Great Britain for it is a country that finds itself on that island. If it were an answer, you could name Hispaniola Haiti or Sumatra Indonesia...
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Level 62
Aug 16, 2016
Man, I could not identify Sicily without a boot about to kick it...
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Level 43
Sep 3, 2016
missed crete, baffin and hokkaido
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Level 63
Sep 20, 2016
Hokkaido looks like a Manta ray crossed with a shark.
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Level 80
Oct 3, 2017
and Crete looks like a sea slug
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2016
I got all except Hokkaido; I knew it was one of the Japanese islands but I don't know the names of any of the Japanese islands :(
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Level 76
Jan 19, 2019
Presume now with a score of 53, you now know most/all of them ;)
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Level 44
Apr 30, 2017
Hawaii isnt an island, change it to Oahu
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Level 58
May 24, 2017
Yes, it is. Big Island is actually named Hawaii.
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Level 51
Aug 13, 2017
Maybe do some research before commenting next time.
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2019
First of all, yes it is; second of all, Oahu is as all but it's a different island in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
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Level 58
May 24, 2017
Sequel? Would probably be a lot harder. Maybe include borneo, madagascar, ireland, taiwan, etc
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Level 14
Sep 12, 2017
you should accept uk and united kingdom
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2017
I trust jetpunkers will not be too bored but:......... UK is a sovereign country that includes Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and many included islands. This quiz asks for the name of the 'Island' shown. The name of the island shown is 'Great Britain' ..... similarly the island of Manhattan cannot be called USA.
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Level 79
Jan 20, 2019
Copy and paste repeatedly for those who don't read previous comments.
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Level 59
Oct 3, 2017
Australia is a continent, not an island.
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2017
English Oxford Dictionary: ISLAND = A piece of land surrounded by water.
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Level 80
Oct 3, 2017
continent = landmass larger than an island
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2019
Then Australia's not an island because there is hot magma underneath it and air above, thus it is not surrounded by water.
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Level 70
Jun 17, 2019
In that case Kal Greenland is a continent
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2017
Looks weird to see Australia without Tasmania. I think I did too many map quizzes..
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Level 26
Oct 21, 2017
I thought this quiz meant countries when it said islands not places within the country because they are part of the country and not a single island
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Level 33
Feb 22, 2018
Please accept UK or England also for Great Britain, nobody calls it Great Britain any more
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Level 70
Apr 16, 2018
The island is called Great Britain, just because you don't know that fact does not make it wrong........... If it could be called UK then Ireland the Island could also be called UK as part of UK is Northern Ireland.
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Level 79
Jan 20, 2019
Copy and paste repeatedly for those who don't read previous comments.
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2019
I've always thought of the island as just Britain and Great Britain including other territory.
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Level 76
Apr 17, 2018
Better to answer in a colored square rather than randomly?
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Level 83
Apr 18, 2018
Dang it Canada! Only two I missed.
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Level 74
May 3, 2018
Funny that Hawaii is harder to recognize for people than Baffin or Hokkaido.
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Level 59
May 15, 2018
Dude! Australia is a continent, not an island!
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2018
Mate! It can be both!

Definitions of continents are not agreed upon anyway - I consider Australia to be part of Oceania

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Level 80
Sep 9, 2018
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but some folks might argue that Australia is a continent. Also, other people might want you to accept UK or England for Britain. But again, I'm not sure if anyone has already brought these points up over and over again yet. Just in case, I thought I'd mention it.
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Level 55
Dec 10, 2018
This makes me realize how much Java and Crete look like one another.
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2019
I always confuse New Guinea and Hispaniola. I know full well the 1st is a smooshed parallelogram and the 2nd has that gianormous bay in Haiti, but it still gets me.
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Level 60
Jan 19, 2019
I got every one except Hawaii. Then saw that random fact that appears on the bottom of every quiz, it said "Hawaii is the only US state that produces coffee commercially." Typed Hawaii, got it at the last second.
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Level 76
Jan 19, 2019
Pls consider accepting GB for Great Britain
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2019
I really scratched my head trying to figure out what island looked like Australia.
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Level 24
Jan 21, 2019
Can you be less lenient with some answers e.g. UK for great Britain and Papa new guinea for new guinea
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2020
No, because UK is not an island, and neither is Papua New Guinea. I understand that many people confuse the UK for Great Britain, but it really isn't. Also, Indonesia takes up half of New Guinea, so saying that Indonesia is part of Papua New Guinea is like saying Ireland is part of the UK. It isn't
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Level 32
Mar 17, 2019
Australia je Srbija
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Level 82
Mar 17, 2019
I still don't recognize that first island.
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Level 70
Mar 18, 2019
Methinks thou art a stirrer
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Level 66
Mar 17, 2019
All done with 2:10 remaining. Excellent quiz!
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Level 67
May 25, 2019
new guinea looks like a dinosaur swimming and sulawesi looks like a female looking left, with a headdress.
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Level 67
May 25, 2019
(and crete like a slug and hokkaido like a stingray..)
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Level 67
Sep 26, 2019
Kept thinking Crete was Java but not quite right
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Level 55
Dec 17, 2019
I feel so stupid after being stuck on Crete and thinking it was Java...
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Level 42
Nov 7, 2020
thats not what greenland looks like......