# Random Point on Land to Country

You are given 20 random points on land. Can you guess what countries they belong to in 60 seconds?
What matters is the centre of the circle
Answers change every time you play!
Quiz by BolyaiAnna
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Last updated: October 7, 2020
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+57
Level 78
Jul 10, 2020
This quiz took a week to create and I am very happy to submit it now. There are 3419 possible answers.

I will gladfully read your feedback if you have something to say, whether it be about the content (potential mistakes) or the form (especially the time limit).

You might get a lot of dots in Russia – blame them from both owning 11% of the world's land area and benefiting from the projection, not me!

I hope you'll have fun taking this quiz :)

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Level 55
Jul 10, 2020
Wow! Arguably one of the best quizzes on the site! Nominated!
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2020
Thank you so much! <3
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Level 57
Jul 10, 2020
Five of mine were in Russia.
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2020
refer to the sticky comment
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2020
Five of mine were in Canada
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Level 68
Oct 7, 2020
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Level 40
Dec 8, 2022
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2020
I got four of them in Denmark, of all places - and only one because of Greenland! But that's all the fun of random quizzes.
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Level 28
Sep 14, 2021
lol
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Level 59
Dec 12, 2022
I wonder how many times you'd have to play to get a map with no dots in Russia, Canada, China, the U.S., Brazil, or Australia? Usually it seems at least 4 of those 6 make the quiz on any given cycle!
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Level 78
Dec 12, 2022
Those 6 countries amount for 1607/3411 dots which is 47%. So the probability has the same order of magnitude as getting 20 heads in 20 coin flips. So you'd have to play 2^20 times which makes it a 1 in a million shot
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Level 51
Jul 10, 2020
Excellent quiz! Good job! Nominated!
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Level 57
Jul 10, 2020
Good quiz! Would it be possible to show the whole country's shape, after it is guessed?
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Level 78
Jul 11, 2020
I mean, I could do that, but I'm not sure I want to. Doesn't it ruin the point of having a borderless map?
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2020
What if you add the borders once the quiz is finished? to prove to me that the dot I thought was in laos is actually in thailand.
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2021
And the dot in PNG wasn't on the Solomon Islands.
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Level 58
Mar 23, 2021
Bougainville?
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Level 78
Mar 23, 2021
Yeah probably. It won't matter anymore when Bougainville becomes independent :)
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Level 63
Jul 11, 2020
Not so hard, depends a lot on what you get.

And great idea, too. Thanks!

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Level 81
Jul 11, 2020
Wow... creative and fun-- great job! I also like the thumbnail. Nominated.
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Level 78
Jul 11, 2020
Thank you! The thumbnail is a true sculpture that can be found in Arles, France.
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Level 57
Jul 13, 2020
Awesome idea
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Level 69
Aug 7, 2020
a dot in lithuania didnt show up
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Level 78
Aug 7, 2020
Thanks! I've spotted the issue and corrected it.
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Level 23
Aug 27, 2020
Could use a little bit more time if I'm honest. Otherwise, a great quiz!
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Level 64
Oct 7, 2020
I think to be able to do it quickly is kinda the point of this quiz.
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2021
I like this quiz but I really needed twice as much time
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Level 68
Sep 1, 2020
I got a dot in Syria that is not showing up. Great quiz nonetheless!
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Level 78
Sep 1, 2020
Thanks... I'll try to fix this but it'll be hard without my computer. Edit : fixed.
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Level 56
Sep 3, 2020
Is there a way you could make it so the borders appear after the quiz is over?

Also I think it's kind of funny that I got Russia for 10 of mine my first time playing, and none for U.S., Canada, China, Brazil, Australia or India.

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Level 78
Sep 3, 2020
Not sure it's possible but even if it is it'd require a complete svg revamp
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Level 68
Oct 7, 2020
10 Russia? That's some luck.
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Level 70
Sep 4, 2020
Beautiful! Just curious, are the possible dots evenly distributed on the map?
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Level 78
Sep 4, 2020
Thanks! I made it so that within each country, every single point would be part of at least 1 circle (sometimes 2 if they overlap) even if they're not necessarily the centre (which would obviously be impossible). So yes, dots are evenly distributed for that projection
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Level 44
Sep 7, 2020
I just randomly encountered a mistake, there was no dot anywhere, but the results were saying it was on south africa. Dont know what caused it, since I've already played it a couple of times with no problems. Anyways it's a really nice quiz!
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Level 78
Sep 7, 2020
Thanks for letting me know, I am aware that such mistakes can happen even if they're "rare", it will be corrected as soon as I find which dot is problematic (I have to test them manually)

Edit : it is now fixed, thanks! Basically when I created that quiz, I used a spreadsheet with more than 3000 cities and their coordinates to generate the dots, then I equally distributed them on the map manually. Some countries like South Africa had more dots than I needed, so I deleted some dots (about 1000 overall). Then I had to create new paths for countries like Russia which required hundreds of new dots. When deleting a dot without removing the entry in the spreadsheet, it causes the problem you have encountered

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Level 57
Sep 10, 2020
I had one where the dot didn't show up too, and it was supposed to be in Colombia. Great quiz though!
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Level 78
Sep 11, 2020
Thank you, I have managed to find it.
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Level 74
Sep 7, 2020
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Level 78
Sep 7, 2020
there are only 4 dots in Azerbaijan out of ~3415 possible dots, this is incredible
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Level 73
Sep 7, 2020
1 minute seriously? I'd nominate it if it had more time - I was enjoying it and doing well (I thought) until it just abruptly ended. Not such a fan of typing tests myself.

Really neat idea though.

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Level 78
Sep 7, 2020
It was initially 45 seconds but I was told to add some time. It seems that 50% of people can complete this quiz on their first try (which is not something I'm extremely happy with btw), so if it's hard for you, well take it as a challenge and try again! Maybe you'll get an easier round :)
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Level 73
Oct 9, 2020
Yeah, I persevered and did finally manage to complete it. Pretty satisfying :)
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Level 67
Sep 10, 2020
I got a dot in cuba that didn't show up. Btw really neat quiz idea.
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Level 78
Sep 11, 2020
Fixed now. Thank you very much!!
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Level 74
Sep 11, 2020
Wow, in the same round, I got 6 in Canada and 4 in the USA, all ten of which were near the west coast. I got 4 in Africa, none in Russia and the only one in Asia was in Oman. Also, a dot in Germany was missing from the map.
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Level 78
Sep 11, 2020
I now went through all the dots and made sure there is no ghost answer left. Looks like there were 12 in total, 8 of which were found by the community (half of which were by you iirc). I cannot thank you enough for your help, support and dedication ever since I first published this quiz :)
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Level 82
Sep 14, 2020
First try I couldn't type fast enough, second try I got 6 dots in Russia :D
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Level 62
Sep 14, 2020
Congrats on the feature Yev!
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Level 78
Sep 15, 2020
It's all thanks to the 68 people who nominated it!
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2020
Got a dot on the west of Alaska, hidden by my Ipad cover so I missed it. Annoying.
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Level 78
Sep 15, 2020
I'm sorry. Here are some flowers if it can make you feel better.
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Level 78
Sep 15, 2020
This is really a lot of fun, thank you! Needed several tries to reach 100%, finally made it with 5 dots in Russia, 3 Australia and 3 USA, and none in Oceania :-). It revealed some surprises for me, like Sudan reaching very far to the south. Great job!
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Level 78
Sep 15, 2020
Thanks! Glad you liked it :)
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Level 58
Sep 15, 2020
A point several hundred miles west of Lake Tanganyika was identified as being part of Tanzania.My best guess is that the dot is close to Kamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Must be a mistake?
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Level 78
Sep 15, 2020
Let me have a look.

Edit : you're right! The dot was located right where Kamina is. Thank you so much!

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Level 58
Sep 15, 2020
You're welcome. Fun quiz!
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Level 84
Sep 15, 2020
Wonderfully creative. Thanks! I think I caught a break with 3 in Canada and 2 in Russia.
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Level 78
Sep 15, 2020
Indeed, randomness induces replayability but also causes luck to become an important factor. Sadly one doesn't come without the other. I'm thankful that you still liked it!
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Level 75
Sep 15, 2020
wow, amazing! well done!!
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Level 78
Sep 15, 2020
I don't know how to thank you, it means a lot to me, especially coming from you!
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2020
Hi! Could we have a red/blue scheme to help the colorblind? Thanks!
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
There is a colourblind mode that you can enable here. If it doesn't work for you, I know how to change the CSS for colourblind users only, but I won't bother if it already works.
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Level 30
Nov 26, 2020
Thanks for that tip. Before I turned colourblind mode on, I could tell orange from green, but it wasn't easy. Great quiz!
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Level 61
Oct 7, 2020
*One* second remaining... Amazing quiz though!
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
Thanks and congrats!
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Level 65
Oct 7, 2020
The two American cities which I got were both in Alaska.

Brilliant quiz!!

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Level 59
Aug 25, 2021
Cities?
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Level 63
Oct 7, 2020
Great quiz, well done.
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Level 75
Oct 7, 2020
Great quiz. 19/20 both times I've taken it. Slovakia timed me out as did Uzbekistan. 3rd time 17/20, and 4th time lucky, finally got 20/20. This is a quiz you can do again and again. It was a week well spent creating this masterpiece, Yev.
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Level 75
Oct 7, 2020
Just a suggestion Yev, and it is certainly not a criticism, but would it be possible for you introduce into your algorithm a maximum number of dots per country? Or even per continent?
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
It's a great idea, I actually thought about it before publishing the quiz. I'm not sure there's a way to do this on JetPunk, in fact I'm pretty sure you'd need to completely rework the code for that. May be feasible for someone else. But I can't
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Level 75
Oct 6, 2021
It is a work of art in any case. I got 18 this time.
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Level 60
Oct 7, 2020
Man, that was not easy for a colorblind person
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
I'm trying to add something for colourblind people right now!
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2020
Can you tell me quizmakers how is Crimea considered Russia? Why do you support Russian propaganda?
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
JetPunk recognises the fact that Crimea is in Russia's hands, and it is, regardless of your opinion. It doesn't mean it's legitimate, but it's the truth.
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Level 66
Oct 7, 2020
Finally got it on about the 20th attempt. This is a very, very good quiz, well done.
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
Thanks)
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2020
fun quiz :D
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Level 74
Oct 7, 2020
Dang, on my first run I had 6 in Russia, 5 in Canada, and 3 in the US. Three answers and I'm 70% of the way there!
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Level 84
Oct 7, 2020
First of all, I LOVE this quiz! However, I "missed" a Portugal guess when it was very much into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2020
Azores
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Level 65
Oct 7, 2020
Great quiz 20/20 on the 4th go including 14 different countries :)
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Level 65
Oct 8, 2020
This is a great quiz! I'd nominate it but it has already been featured (and rightly so)
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Level 45
Oct 8, 2020
I had one point in France, and it was in Mayotte. WHY
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2020
I believe that you now have the record for most takes for a single quiz in a single day. Good job.
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2020
I do, indeed! The former record was GeoPhilia's "Save Humanity" (14311 takes if I recall correctly). This quiz got 16880 takes. Thank you!
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2020
COTW actually got 16,476 on December 22, 2019, but you still have the record nonetheless
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2020
oh right, I excluded COTW from the algorithm because its spikes are mostly unrelated to FPs
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Level 57
Oct 9, 2020
It was actually Save European which had the crown before this quiz. Save Humanity was on top before Save European. And, here we usually talk about takes quizzes on front page got in one single day, as Stewart told me sometime in 2014, COTW got 75k takes in one day. And I doubt if any user quiz can achieve that while on FP...
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Level 74
Oct 9, 2020
75,000 takes in a day!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Level 78
Oct 9, 2020
Yup Hines, Stewart told me the same. Before 2014 Facebook would give CotW huge spikes, it once got 1M takes in a month. (33.3k per day on average)
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2021
@HinesBrothers - funny you said that because YOU now have the record! :)
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Level 27
Oct 10, 2020
I tried England and Wales but neither was accepted. The UK is not a country.
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Level 75
Oct 14, 2020
Ha ha, here we go again.
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Level 59
Aug 25, 2021
Don’t bother arguing. You can’t change minds or quizzes by just stating your problem and just like that assuming it will be “fixed”.
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Level 68
Oct 26, 2020
Would be cool to see a 'Random points on land to nearest capital'. Same format just with naming the nearest capital city
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Level 78
Oct 26, 2020
Damn that's a great idea actually
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Level 54
Nov 24, 2020
This was really satisfying - thank you! Much to my amazement I got them all right. Probably helped that about half of them were in Canada.
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Level 83
Feb 9, 2021
Somehow got Liechtenstein and San Marino. I'm curious to know exactly how this quiz works, because that seems extremely unlikely on the face of it. Great quiz though. I enjoy those that I can do many times over.
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Level 78
Feb 9, 2021
You just got incredibly unlucky haha. You can copy this quiz to see how it works.
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2021
Fun quiz, great idea! Thank you so much for making this!!
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Level 78
Mar 2, 2021
You're welcome!! What a heartwarming comment))
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Level 38
Mar 8, 2021
Great quiz!

There was one time I got 6 in Russia and 5 in Canada. And there's another time where I got Saint Kitts, Eswatini, Turkmenistan, and a total of 18 different countries.

It's fun!

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Level 43
Mar 11, 2021
Why do you changed your name?
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Level 78
Mar 11, 2021
Yev is my deadname and I completely stopped using it, in order to finally accept myself as a transgender woman
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Level 52
Mar 17, 2021
I copied this quiz and removed the randomness (so all the dots appear at once), and it looks incredibly, incredibly weird.
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Level 78
Mar 17, 2021
Well. Yeah.
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Level 59
Aug 25, 2021
It’s a beehive! (That was extremely mad at Russia)
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Level 48
May 3, 2021
France in between Mozambique and Madagascar, okay.
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Level 26
May 5, 2021
Teehee
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Level 56
Jul 1, 2021
I got one in the caribbean, and after guessing every country on there, it turned out to be France :(
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Level 58
Dec 8, 2022
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Level 77
Jul 22, 2021
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Level 66
Sep 26, 2021
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Level 28
Nov 3, 2021
I had 5 in Ukraine somehow 2 were also in Crimea
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Level 38
Dec 3, 2021
got 10 from just russia and 10 from iran so i do it in 4 sec
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Level 59
Dec 24, 2021
Since the chance of getting russia is roughly 1/10, and the chance of getting iran is roughly 1/100, the chance that you got 10 of each is roughly 1/10^18, you are lying.
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Level 43
Jun 12, 2022
I mean it's always possible
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2022
Is it though? If 500 people took this quiz every day for one million years, the chance of it happening would be 0.000018%.
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Level 38
Dec 6, 2021
6 Greenland 7 France
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Level 38
Dec 20, 2021
1 reunion 5 French Polynesia 3 French Guiana 3 Martinique 3 Guadeloupe 3 Mayotte 1 St Pierre and 1 New Caledonia
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Level 26
Jan 26, 2022
how the hell did i get lichtenstein???
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Level 38
Apr 3, 2022
I got 5 on USA and 2 on both Canada and Russia
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Level 43
Jun 12, 2022
I got all with 0:00 in my 2nd try
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Level 47
Dec 7, 2022
8 of mine were in Bulgaria
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Level 78
Dec 7, 2022
There are only 4 dots in Bulgaria, why do you lie?
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Level 47
Dec 8, 2022
lol, I wondered what type of reaction I would get if I said that.
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Level 50
Dec 8, 2022
Great quiz
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Level 50
Dec 8, 2022
Fun quiz!
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2022
Managed to get 3 in both Canada and the USA, but just one in Russia.
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Level 26
Dec 8, 2022
I managed to get one without any dots in all of Africa.
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Level 33
Dec 8, 2022
got 8 Russias lol
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Level 29
Dec 8, 2022
Got one south of yemen, turned out to be an island owned by yemen i didnt know existed lol.
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Level 78
Dec 8, 2022
it's called Socotra, you can find beautiful trees there :)
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Level 54
Dec 10, 2022
I got Aruba or Curacao, so I had to guess Netherlands!
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Level 58
Dec 10, 2022
I was amazed when one of my dots was in Andorra. I thought "what are the chances?" But then I thought, "why not Andorra?"
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Level 45
Dec 11, 2022
Note: It may be a good idea to not include disputed territories in the list. The moment a dot went straight onto the Falkland Islands I realized I'd need to make an extra guess.
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Level 19
Dec 12, 2022
I got a Fance dot in the middle of the ocean on the south a south America.
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Level 68
Dec 12, 2022
Could have been French Guiana (a subdivision of France) in South America, or New Caledonia over by Australia, or Reunion near Africa, or other French islands in Caribbean.
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Level 78
Dec 12, 2022
There is one dot on Tahiti too (Southern Pacific Ocean)
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Level 56
Mar 13, 2023
Very nice quiz! Got a bit lucky with 9 dots in Russia and 4 in Brazil haha
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Level 22
Mar 17, 2023
i got one with china australia usa canada brazil and russia