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Random Name a Valid Country

Can you name a country that fits the given category for each of the questions? Answers change every time you play! Currently at 250 answers!
A huge thank you to IAB, Jato3, and CringeDragon for helping come up with questions
A lot of these are based on the United Nations, which don't include certain countries like Vatican City or Taiwan
Using standard JetPunk naming conventions
Quiz by NINJAQKk
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Last updated: March 1, 2020
First submittedNovember 9, 2019
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+11
level 52
Nov 9, 2019
Good quiz
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level 53
Nov 9, 2019
Good help
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level 43
Nov 9, 2019
Very nice
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level 57
Nov 18, 2019
I think the "Only borders 1 country in Asia" prompt could be reworded. I interpreted it as a country that borders only one other Asian country (without the country itself having to be in Asia), and I wondered why Papua New Guinea or Egypt weren't working.
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level 53
Nov 18, 2019
Good idea. I do admit some (probably more than some) of my wording was poorly chosen.
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level 66
Dec 5, 2019
For "Capital contains its name," you are missing Djibouti.
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level 53
Dec 5, 2019
Thanks for letting me know
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level 51
Jan 3, 2020
"At least 4,000 km tall" seems clumsily worded.
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level 78
Feb 24, 2020
Really dwarfs Everest.
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level 35
Jan 6, 2020
Good quiz! Nominated✔
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level 54
Jan 21, 2020
Ukraine and Poland do not work for the "borders Russia" question
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level 81
Jan 22, 2020
nordic and scandanavian essentially the same question, could do with changing one of them
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level 81
Feb 25, 2020
Finland and Iceland should not count as correct answers for the Scandinavian question.
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level 83
Feb 25, 2020
Scandinavian doesn't always mean the same. It's not that simple. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsXMe8H6iyc for a 4 minute explanation. It really depends. You have a point, but it's not just a geographical term, it's cultural too. - This has the potential to become another "Cyprus is in Europe" thing, except that Europe is really more a geographical entity only than Scandinavia.
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level 53
Jan 24, 2020
"in South America that passes through teh equator" - spelled incorrectly
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level 58
Feb 14, 2020
"Myanmar" ends with the letter R.
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level 54
Feb 17, 2020
Vatican City is not a member of the UN, but it is recognized by the UN, so you should remove that answer. On the other hand, it seems jetpunk is starting to recognize the Palestinian Territories.
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level 53
Feb 17, 2020
Yeah, I should change up the wording a bit. But I'll accept Palestine when Countries of the World does.
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level 45
Feb 18, 2020
São Tomé and Príncipe isn't excepted for, contains the word "and" in its name.
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level 62
Feb 18, 2020
Would nominate but my I've already reached my limit.
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level 41
Feb 19, 2020
how do you nominate?
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level 53
Feb 19, 2020
It's right next to the star rating.
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level 62
Feb 29, 2020
You press the thing that says "Nominate?" Go to a non-featured quiz and see.
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level 60
Feb 20, 2020
Used India for 5 out of the first 6 questions. Guess I was just lucky :P
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level 73
Feb 24, 2020
Great quiz!
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level 87
Feb 24, 2020
"Is an island" should accept only countries that are one island and do not share an island. All of the accepted answers for "is an island with at least 100,000 km in the Pacific" are either multiple islands or share an island.
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level 53
Feb 25, 2020
Changed to "that is an island country with an area of at least 100,000 km² in the Pacific"
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level 87
Feb 24, 2020
Czech Republic is missing from the countries that contain 2 C's.
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level 53
Feb 24, 2020
Should be fixed soon. Thanks for telling me :)
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level 70
Feb 25, 2020
Sadly need to add the UK to those not in the EU now.
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Fixed
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level 70
Mar 1, 2020
We certainly have been.
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level 59
Feb 25, 2020
I had a clue "that sent a man to the moon" and it listed China and Russia in addition to the USA. - I'm confused. Only USA landed someone on the moon and Russia didn't really try to have a person enter trans-lunar orbit. Am I missing something about this clue or is it just incorrect?
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level 47
Feb 25, 2020
The question "Borders a -stan country" should also include the -stan countries that border -stan countries. Those are currently not accepted. Otherwise great quiz c:
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Changed the clue
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level 76
Feb 25, 2020
What's the deal with the "capital is guessed at least 90%" question? There is actually only one capital guessed at least 90% on the world capitals quiz (Paris) and France isn't even accepted. In fact none of the nine most-guessed countries are (Japan is 10th).
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Removed that question
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level 67
Feb 25, 2020
China and Russia never sent people to the moon.
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Updated that question
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level 61
Feb 25, 2020
Can you change 'with a temperature of less than 15°C in Africa, Oceania, or South America' to 'with an average annual temperature of less than 15°C in Africa, Oceania, or South America'?
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level 53
Feb 25, 2020
Changed it to "with an average temperature of less than 15°C in Africa, Oceania, or South America"
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level 61
Feb 27, 2020
Thanks!
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level 40
Feb 25, 2020
I live in the UK and I had no idea we don't have an official language
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Removed that question since the reality is complicated. Some nations definitely don't have an official language (United States). Some definitely do. Many others are somewhere in the middle.
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level 57
Feb 25, 2020
Wait, the US doesn't have an official language?
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level 53
Feb 25, 2020
I live in the States and I wonder the same.
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level 76
Feb 26, 2020
We don't although people have lobbied to get English as the official language, but I doubt in the current political environment that it could be accepted. Too much acrimony
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level 57
Feb 25, 2020
I live in the United States, and I have never heard the term "customary system". Looking at the answers, I see that it is the countries that use inches/feet, ounces/pounds, cups/pints/quarts, etc.
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level 53
Feb 25, 2020
I live in the States and I hear customary all the time. And your second sentence is the definition of the customary system.
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level 68
Feb 25, 2020
Customary System is the usual term for this, I haven't heard it called anything else.
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level 66
Feb 29, 2020
I tried virtually every country except those three. I've never heard it called that, only the Imperial system
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level 44
Feb 28, 2020
In the UK it's called the Imperial measurement system - although I don't think that goes as far as stuff like "cups". I'd never heard customary before, interesting to find out that's how it's referred to elsewhere.
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level 77
Feb 28, 2020
The imperial and customary systems are almost the same, but there are a few minor differences in measurements of fluid volume.
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level 68
Mar 8, 2020
Brit here, never heard of “Customary system” before either. I got it with my first guess, but that was pure luck.
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level 68
Feb 25, 2020
"whose capital is below 5°C" this can be worded better. And as earlier commented, Finland and Iceland are not Scandinavian. Otherwise, good job!
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level 83
Feb 25, 2020
Scandinavian doesn't always mean the same. It's not that simple. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsXMe8H6iyc for a 4 minute explanation. It really depends. You have a point, but it's not just a geographical term, it's cultural too.
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level 53
Feb 25, 2020
I changed it to "whose capital's average temperature is below 5°C" and "that is Nordic".
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level 64
Feb 25, 2020
Isn't North Korea a communist country too?
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level 53
Feb 25, 2020
Oops, I somehow put Nepal instead of North Korea. Should be fixed soon.
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Technically they are no longer a Marxist-Leninist country as of 2011.
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level 53
Feb 25, 2020
After further research, North Korea is no longer a Marxist-Leninist communist, though it acts in similar ways. Nepal is slightly controversial, as there is a large group that supports communism, but they do not completely rule Nepal.
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level 47
Feb 25, 2020
It has changed to non-communist after Kim Jong Un became the leader in 2008.
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level 47
Feb 25, 2020
Great quiz! Real replayability and fun to do! Keep it up!
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level 70
Feb 25, 2020
Doesn't JetPunk accept both Lima and Sucre for Peruvian capitals?
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level 53
Feb 25, 2020
Lima is the capital of Peru. Sucre, along with La Paz, is the capital of Bolivia.
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level 44
Feb 26, 2020
So Australia is not considered an island?
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level 73
Feb 26, 2020
Ssshhh!

We don't mention that here
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level 53
Feb 26, 2020
No, it is considered a landmass.
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level 66
Mar 1, 2020
Mass sounds negative, it might have size issues, a little more sensitivity please ! (Ow and sorry about the "it" )

joking :)

ow yea and mass is not the same as weight, because when you are on the moon etc... (just giving people something they can argue about. I mean discuss :) )

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level 25
Feb 26, 2020
i think in the question of "with a recorded temp. of more than 53 degree celsius" sould also be libya
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level 53
Feb 26, 2020
I am using this quiz as a source, and it doesn't list Libya as above 53C
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level ∞
Feb 26, 2020
Libya shouldn't be included. The "fact" that Libya recorded the highest temperature on Earth has now been debunked.
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level 56
Feb 26, 2020
Does Kiribati not count as being in either Polynesia or Micronesia then?
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level 53
Feb 26, 2020
Added Kiribati to Micronesia
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level 81
Feb 27, 2020
Seems there are a lot more countries that speak Berber than just those two? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berber_languages
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level 53
Feb 27, 2020
Official Languages quiz lists only Algeria and Morocco.
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level 44
Feb 28, 2020
Cyprus has more than 1 million.
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Removed it from "more than 1million, but less than 600k" (which is what I think you were talking about).
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level 41
Feb 28, 2020
You basically put the “countries that speak Dutch” question twice and I can’t believe I’m the first person to point that out. Great quiz though!
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Oh haha I didn't notice that. Thanks!
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level 61
Feb 28, 2020
Please remove United Kingdom from 'that had at least 100 million people by 1900'. The only part of the British Empire that was part of the United Kingdom was the United Kingdom itself, which had 50 million people in 1950. Nigeria, Kenya, Canada, Australia etc. do not count.
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Sorry, I think I am going to leave it on there. Many quizzes include colonies and such.
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level 46
Feb 28, 2020
Amazing quiz. However, for the countries with a per capita income of atleast $75000, there are some countries missing, like Qatar, for example.
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Thanks. Wikipedia lists Qatar as only $70,000, though.
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level ∞
Feb 28, 2020
You might want to specify whether you are going by nominal GDP or Purchasing Power Parity. In my opinion, the latter measure is much better. You can find an accurate list here.
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Okay I switched all GDP per capita measurements to PPP.
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level 16
Feb 28, 2020
I kept guessing countries ending with -land because it had "and" in it 🌛
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
It says "the word and" :)
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level 77
Feb 28, 2020
I did the same thing but when Iceland didn't work I reread the clue and figured it out.
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level 57
Feb 28, 2020
Kosovo is missing for majority muslim country in Europe
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
I'll add it in. I forgot my source, but maybe it didn't count Kosovo as a country.
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level 56
Feb 28, 2020
"that is an island country with an area of 400,000 km² or larger" Why is Australia not a valid answer?
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Australia is a landmass. See comment above.
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level 69
Feb 28, 2020
The caveat about the UN gives two of three answers to the question about the UN.
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Surely that isn't too big of a problem.
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level 22
Feb 28, 2020
For "in Europe not part of the EU", I believe you're missing Monaco. Just my luck that it was the first one I tried...
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
You're right, I'll add it in.
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level 58
Feb 28, 2020
Luxembourg wasn't accepted as an answer on the first question.
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
The quiz is random, so the first question is different for everyone.
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level 68
Feb 28, 2020
Unless you reword the question Brazil should be accepted as being within 2000 km of Brasillia
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
I added "not including Brazil"
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level 38
Feb 28, 2020
Shouldn't "United States of America" count as a country with 20+ letters?
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Standard JetPunk spelling is just United States.
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level 66
Feb 28, 2020
Might it be possible to deviate from your stated criteria for this question, as it is a question dealing with the length of country names and people are naturally doing to think of full/official country names in that context. Fortunately, there are a number of other answers for this question, but this is just my opinion, as the first thing keyed in was "USA." I do like the quiz quite a lot, regardless.
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level 65
Feb 28, 2020
But that would be incorrect anyway, since "USA" has merely 3 letters, not the required 20.
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
Why should I make an exception for the US and not other countries?
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level 52
Feb 28, 2020
100th comment! Great quiz btw. Time to break the FP record!
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level 71
Feb 28, 2020
While I get calling Spain European for categorisation purposes, some of Spain is very much in Africa - Ceuta and Melilla - so I don't think it fits the question.
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level 53
Feb 28, 2020
I don't understand what you are saying? Every source I know lists Spain as being European.
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level 61
Feb 29, 2020
question "starting with "East"": neither east timor, nor timor work
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level 53
Feb 29, 2020
Are you sure? East Timor is the only answer to that question. Timor is not a valid type-in on JetPunk just as New Guinea is not a valid type-in to Papua New Guinea.
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level 28
Feb 29, 2020
The UAE also surrounds a part of another country. Isn't Sweden or Norway more than 2.5 times as tall as it is wide?
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level 62
Feb 29, 2020
Norway stretches above Sweden and Finland
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level 53
Feb 29, 2020
Many countries have enclaves and exclaves in other countries. If I included the UAE I would have to include those as well. And no, those countries are slightly diagonal on the map, making them pretty wide.
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level 22
Feb 29, 2020
Should include Farenheit in question, I have no idea much 53 degrees Celcius is
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level 53
Feb 29, 2020
Welcome to the metric system. Used by 99% of the world
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level 64
Mar 1, 2020
"that earns at least $75,000 and in Asia" - I'm assuming this means per capita income, but it could be more clearly worded. It sounds like the country is earning $75,000
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level 53
Mar 1, 2020
Now changed to "with a per capita income (PPP) of $75,000 or more and in Asia".
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level 48
Mar 1, 2020
The question " earns at least $75,000 and in Asia" isn't clear what you mean by earns. Avg citizen? Country as a whole? Clarification would be helpful. I only got this by guessing every Asian country I could think of.
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level 66
Mar 1, 2020
It says "atleast" no matter what exactly the question is about, why guess all the countries, best bet is to skip the poorest ones
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level 58
Mar 1, 2020
"that produces at least 50 million tonnes of wheat" should include a time period, such as "annually".
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level 53
Mar 1, 2020
Added anually
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level 27
Mar 2, 2020
Accept Timor as an answer for East Timor, because you already has East in the question.
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level 53
Mar 2, 2020
Timor is not accepted as a type-in on JetPunk, so I won't accept it either.
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level 53
Mar 3, 2020
Very disappointed that 'Andorra' was not accepted for 'includes "and" in its name'.
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level 53
Mar 3, 2020
Sorry, it says the word and.
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