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US States by Borders in 30 Seconds

When you guess a state, all the states it borders will also be completed.
You also have to guess the two states that don't border any others
Quiz by scambigol
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First submittedApril 21, 2016
Last updatedSeptember 12, 2018
Times taken588,164
Rating4.95
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State
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
State
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
State
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
State
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
State
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
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Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
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level 18
Apr 25, 2016
more time 45 seconds
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level 54
May 15, 2016
That would be too easy. You need a gameplan and then 30 seconds is hard but not impossible.
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level 34
May 16, 2016
I had not gameplan, yet got 46 first try.
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level 37
May 11, 2018
It IS impossible
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level 47
May 17, 2018
I got with 1 second left. it is possible, just challenging.
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level 43
Aug 15, 2018
i got it with 3 seconds left but i needed a game-plan and type SUPER fast.
+4
level 57
Oct 22, 2018
You need a game plan and the ability to type faster than I type.
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level 57
Apr 30, 2019
Also try my borders series
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level 47
May 13, 2019
Yeah I got 7 seconds left due to it being my 4th attempt
+7
level 20
Dec 9, 2016
My older brother got it 0:01 first try and it was SCARY
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level 22
Feb 3, 2017
more time isn't needed at all.
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level 32
Jan 27, 2019
idaho, california, colorado, minnesoda,arkansas, georgia, delaware, west virginia, massachusetts , indiana, maine,alaska hawaii
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level 56
Feb 17, 2019
Minnesota*
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level 46
Jun 4, 2019
thx
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level 70
Apr 28, 2019
16 seconds with predictive text.
+6
level 81
Apr 27, 2016
It's all about picking the ones with a lot of borders and/or easy to type out quickly.
+12
level 58
Apr 30, 2016
idaho nevada texas tenesee georgia nebraska minnesota indiana pensylvania masachusets maine alaska hawaii
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level 72
May 8, 2016
ugh, trying to get there by learning shortest allowable mis-spellings is bleugh
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level 15
Aug 31, 2018
Lol
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level 70
May 15, 2016
Yeah, I can't get it under thirteen states yet either.
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level 58
May 15, 2016
I have two other solutions, but they don't beat the minimal number of chars this one has. :)
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level 52
May 16, 2016
12 States - Mass, Maine, Del, Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, Michigan, Oregon, Colorado, S.Dak, Alaska Hawaii
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level 58
May 17, 2016
Less characters: Masachusets, Maine, Delaware, Ketucky, Georgia, Texas, Michigan, Oregon, Colorado, Southdakota, Alaska, Hawaii.
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level 70
Sep 19, 2016
How do you get Mississippi with that one, Quizzer? Its only border states are Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama.
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level 58
Nov 29, 2016
good catch!
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level 46
Feb 21, 2017
I found a 12 state route: Oregon (4), Colorado (7), South Dakota (5), Arkansas (7), Wisconsin (4), Kentucky (7), Georgia (5), Pennsylvania (6), Massachusetts (5), Maine, Alaska, Hawaii.
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level 23
May 16, 2016
thx for this strat!!!!!
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level 49
Mar 16, 2018
ID, AZ, KS , TX ND Oh, TN FL SC MD ME RI Ak HI is how I did it.
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level 36
Dec 28, 2018
kentucky alabama minnesota michigan north carolina new york maine alaska hawaii california texas kansas connecticut
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level 22
Mar 19, 2019
oklahoma, south dakota, nevada, kentucky, georgia, pennsylvania, massechusets, michigan, maine, idaho, mississippi, alaska, hawaii
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level 51
May 15, 2016
maine, massachusetts, delaware, north carolina, georgia, ohio, idaho, utah,california, kansas, texas, mississippi, alaska, hawaii, north dakora with 2 seconds left
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level 43
May 16, 2016
You don't have Minnesota orIowa. This can't work. Unless you meant South Dakota
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level 79
Jun 2, 2016
North Dakota borders Minnesota.
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level 72
May 15, 2016
Cheating a tad I know, but put massachusetts in your clipboard and start with a paste! It's a pig that you can't get Rhode Island without typing something long in
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level 37
May 15, 2016
Not cheating a tad, just cheating.
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level 58
May 15, 2016
we got it with a second person barking out the states
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level 55
May 15, 2016
Finally got it with 4 seconds to spare... 5th attempt
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level 61
Sep 27, 2017
same here.
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level 58
May 15, 2016
Just managed it with 2 seconds left
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level 59
May 15, 2016
New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, texas, Alaska, Hawaii, 8 seconds left, my best
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level 67
Nov 6, 2017
I go South Dakota, Oregon, Colorado, Arkansas, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, Hawaii, & Alaska.
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level 59
May 15, 2016
It's easy to start with Texas, California, Utah and Idaho. That way, you finish off the southwest and west.
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level 38
Oct 26, 2017
I did it my way. West to East, South to North.
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level 51
Oct 27, 2017
Try just Idaho and Arizona, whole west is gone
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level 16
May 15, 2016
I'm gonna have 5 seconds left.
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level 33
May 15, 2016
massachusetts, tennessee, pennsylvania, texas, georgia, maine, kentucky, ohio, iowa, nevada, alaska, hawaii, montana, idaho, and kansas with one second left.
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level 70
May 15, 2016
That's 15 and pretty good, but it can be done with 14. Fun Quiz!
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level 67
Nov 6, 2017
I did it with 12.
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level 66
Nov 25, 2017
I just figured out how... Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii.
+2
level 52
May 15, 2016
36 aint bad for a british guy
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level 70
Sep 19, 2016
That's actually amazing for a Brit. I tried major cities of England and crashed & burned after London, Liverpool and Manchester. :-)
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level 25
Nov 23, 2017
45/50 for a Finnish gal with the first go. ;) :D
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level 70
May 15, 2016
You definitely need a strategy to get it done. Three states in New England will get you all 11 in that corner. Six strategically placed western and mid-western states gets you 34 more. (So 9 states will cover 45). That leaves Hawaii, Alaska, and 3 more singles.
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level 66
Nov 25, 2017
You know, you can get to under 14. I can do thirteen and am convinced there are better ways.
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level 56
May 15, 2016
I wish I was a better speller!
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level 60
May 15, 2016
Seems to me that Massachusetts, Missouri, South Dakota, and then either Colorado or Utah are essential. After that, you can get creative.
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level 59
May 28, 2019
you really dont need Massachusetts (spellcheck..) (thank god !!) but most of the people commenting seem to have included it.
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level 63
May 16, 2016
Ooooooh, this is fun. Took me two tries, but I got all 50!
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level 38
May 16, 2016
after like ten tries I got them all with 3 seconds left. phew
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level 38
May 16, 2016
Texas, California, Oregon, Minnesota, Wyoming, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey, Virginia, Rhode island, Maine, New york, Georgia, Hawaii, Alaska. Good thing i'm a fast typer lmao.
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level 67
May 16, 2016
Got it the first time with 1 second to spare. I was lucky.
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level 61
May 16, 2016
Finished with 0:03 to go.
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level 61
May 16, 2016
In the Countries version of this quiz, you didn't have to name island nations that had no borders. Obviously, it's at a lesser volume, but it's still annoying to have to type Alaska and Hawaii individually.
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level 76
Jan 22, 2019
Yeah, in this version the quiz maker is basically screwing with us! I got to the point I could get the lower 48 and decided that was good enough for me.
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level 59
May 28, 2019
I wanted to get the badge, so kept going (i cant even name them... I can give you all the names though, but I cant fill a map of the us)

I got it on my fifth try or something. (well actually 2nd, the other times I used the map to fill all the states and get a game plan, but I couldnt visualise it well so did a few with half filled map to see if I used certain states what would be left (on untimed, I could ve gotten an atlas to study the map, but still in bed haha)

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level 66
May 16, 2016
I did it with two seconds to spare
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level 46
May 16, 2016
alaska, hawaii, idaho, arizona, minnesota, missouri, louisiana, georgia,ohio, maine massachusetts, virginia, and delaware. Whew!
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level 60
May 17, 2016
Great idea for a quiz. I got 40/50 without any system at all.
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level 51
May 18, 2016
massachusetts is long but a good one to get a lot of the new england states
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level 3
May 20, 2016
this is one of the best quizzes i have ever done.i just wish that there was more time
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level 68
May 23, 2016
Anyone else experiencing a weird glitch where as soon as the quiz finishes, it automatically jumps back to the previous quiz I was on before this one?
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level 71
Jun 1, 2016
Fun!
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level 40
Jun 2, 2016
BY FOUR SECONDS OMG
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level 77
Jun 18, 2016
finally succeeded on my 11th try
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level 59
Jun 21, 2016
Finally managed to do it with 4 seconds left!
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level 47
Jun 25, 2016
WOW 100% 2 seconds left. Lets go. Hint, Find a strategy and type them fast and you will get it down. I did Alaska and Hawaii first.
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level 16
Jul 1, 2016
Just do untimed
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level 48
Jul 14, 2016
Finished with 0:01 after like 15 times
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level 21
Jul 22, 2016
more time plz
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level 33
Jan 9, 2018
Wouldn't that kill the purpose of the quiz?
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level 59
May 28, 2019
depends what your purpose is. so fast is only possible with a game plan, so before hand choosing what states to type. If there is more time you could really see how fast you would ve gotten there without studying the map in advance. The are different challenges. Strategy versus knowledge I guess
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level 69
Aug 1, 2016
Well I may not be as efficient as some - I'm using 15 states, but I finished with 17 seconds still on the clock.
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level 65
Aug 17, 2016
idaho arizona texas tennessee missouri georgia minnesota michigan pennsylvania Maine Massachusetts alaska hawaii w/ 13 seconds remaining
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level 37
Sep 5, 2016
South Caroli... Damn It!
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level 33
Jan 31, 2018
alask... uuugh!
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level 33
Jan 31, 2018
lol on the next try I just got a comfortable 6 seconds left
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level 28
Sep 28, 2016
Tennessee - what a game changer
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level 49
Oct 25, 2016
And Idaho's not bad; a 5-letter bargain I say.
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level 37
Dec 16, 2017
Iowa too - 4 letters for 7 states, almost 2 states per letter!
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level 59
May 28, 2019
that is the way to look at it ;) how many states per letter. Plus bonus/penalty points for how easy or hard a place is to spell. I'd rather spell northcarolina then Massachusetts while they are both 13 letters. (I couldnt even spell massachutes in the given time <- this is how I always spell it, and then need spellcheck to fix it..)
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level 43
Jan 16, 2018
oregon, colorado, north dakota, louisiana, illinois, ohio, georgia, maryland, massachusetts, alaska, hawaii, new jersey
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level 43
Jan 16, 2018
oops maine too
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level 43
Jan 16, 2018
oh finally i have gotten them all new jersey with :03 fastest ive ever typrd holy mary and joseph
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level 41
Jan 20, 2018
Thanks you May Da LAWD Praise ya'
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level 48
Feb 4, 2018
alaska hawaii idaho arizona arkansas nebraska georgia west virginia massachusetts maine delaware
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level 48
Feb 4, 2018
i dont even use tennessee and i won lol
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level 76
Jan 10, 2019
Yeah - it sucks that Missouri and Tennessee touch each other - since (I think) those two border more states than any others.
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level 59
Oct 6, 2016
5 sec left Maine, Rhode Island, New York, Ohio, Iowa, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Virginia, Georgia, Delaware, Alaska, Hawaii
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level 22
Oct 9, 2016
ONE SECOND LEFT -heavy breathing- typed in "south carolina" at like :02 lol
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level 28
Oct 25, 2016
This quiz is terrible. It doesn't even tell me what I am supposed to do.
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level 49
Oct 25, 2016
After several tries and can do it with 45 seconds left. I should also mention I'm in a parallel universe.
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level 49
Feb 9, 2018
an a press is an a press. you can't say it's only a half
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level 59
May 28, 2019
what??!!?
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level 46
Feb 15, 2018
You can’t have beat it with 45 seconds remaining. You’d need to build up speed for twelve hours.
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level 35
Nov 5, 2016
Did it. With one second left.
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level 50
Nov 23, 2016
idaho arizona louisiana missouri minnesota georgia ohio new york maine rhodeisland alaska hawaii
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level 50
Nov 23, 2016
Sorry meant to add Maryland
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level 59
Nov 27, 2016
Can you add a cheat mode and allow Canada? :P Update: Nevermind, finally got it with one second left.
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level 52
Nov 28, 2016
9 states - Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Minnesota, Idaho, Arizona, Maine, Delaware - will get you 44 states. The other 6 are Rhode Island, South Carolina, Florida, Colorado, Alaska, and Hawaii.
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level 21
Nov 29, 2016
It's so easy
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level 59
May 28, 2019
when you study the map a couple of minutes before you go, indeed it is.
+3
level 13
Dec 6, 2016
That moment you have a typo and you look up and it says "Carlifornia" "Califorbiaalaskahawaiitexassouthcarolinamarylandnewyorkrhodeislandmichigan"
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level 52
Dec 21, 2016
I don't know if this helps anyone, but the states with the most borders are Tennessee (8), Missouri (8), Colorado (7), and Kentucky (7). Of course, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky all border each other, so you can only use one of them because that will fill in the others :(
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level 37
Feb 7, 2018
You can type green countries.
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level 35
Dec 29, 2016
Oh yeah! I had 1 second left with all of the states completed. That got my pumped.
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level 22
Jan 12, 2017
If you get Texas, Idaho, California, Iowa, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, you would already have more than 40…
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level 28
Jan 14, 2017
impossible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! more time needed please
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level 12
Jan 16, 2017
Allow spelling mistakes I got 48 on my first try and it's because I misspelled Rhode island and deleware
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level 12
Jan 16, 2017
Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Nevada, Iowa, Ohio, Montana, Colorado, Texas, Maine, New York, North Carolina, you figure out the rest.
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level 40
Jan 24, 2017
It might be hard, but I did: Massachusetts, Minnesota, Kentucky, Texas, California, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Alabama, the Carolinas, Alaska, Hawaii, and that just leaves you with Maine. I did it with six seconds to spare after a few tries.
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level 43
Feb 2, 2017
Finally. Got it, 2 seconds to spare.
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level 35
Feb 6, 2017
Finished with 12 seconds left.
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level 51
Feb 20, 2017
Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Arizona, Arkansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine.
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level 30
Feb 24, 2017
just cant type fast enough
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level 32
Mar 10, 2017
I got 50/50 and unlimited time left! :D
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level 44
Mar 26, 2017
The fewest I have found that are needed to win is 14 states... not sure if you can do it in fewer or not but
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level 44
Mar 26, 2017
Actually, I just found one for as few as 11... if you can find one for fewer, lmk
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level 57
Dec 21, 2017
You can't do it with 11. You will have missed off one of the following states: Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maine, Virginia, Michigan, Florida, Louisiana, North Dakota, Arizona.
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level 33
Apr 2, 2017
just 4 off
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level 6
Apr 14, 2017
Colorado, Tennessee, South Dakota, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Michigan. Illinois, New York, Florida, Any Carolina (For Some reason), maine, Rhode island, Maryland
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level 30
Apr 28, 2017
minnesota, maine, newyork, kentucky, arkansas, georgia, colorado, california, michigan, rhode island, alaska, hawaii, delaware
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level 44
Jun 29, 2017
100% with two seconds remaining that was too stressful never again
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level 22
Jul 9, 2017
2 secs left. OMG
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level 22
Aug 19, 2017
100% with a second left! That was a close call.
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level 57
Aug 30, 2017
Great Quiz, 2 seconds left. But needed a few attempts before that...
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level 27
Sep 4, 2017
georgia, maryland, illinois, nebraska, nevada, massachusetts and texas will get you almost all of them
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level 27
Sep 4, 2017
12 seconds to spare
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level 66
Nov 25, 2017
How about 17 left?
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level 64
Oct 6, 2017
Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Colorado, North Dakota, Illinois, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, New York, Maine, Rhode Island.
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level 65
Oct 14, 2017
got it with 9 seconds to go. AK, HI, MO, TX, OR, MI, AL, NC, MA (I think)
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level 59
May 28, 2019
Im sure you are missing a few there, you cant do it with 9 states..
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level 51
Oct 27, 2017
Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, Maine, New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon 11 seconds left
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level 66
Nov 25, 2017
What about Rhode Island? Nothing you have there gets Rhode Island.
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level 14
Nov 13, 2017
Im happy about scoring 42 out of 50 on this. Im from Australia and I hardly know stuff about this. Way to go me
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level 66
Nov 25, 2017
Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii. That's 12.
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level 58
Nov 26, 2017
Third try, two seconds left.
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level 65
Nov 28, 2017
at last ! I tried it different ways, but the best one I got with 6seconds to spare was with 13 states : Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, ÖLouisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York and Ohio. But I'm sure there are better ways. Not too bad for a French guy :-)
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level 33
Dec 2, 2017
missed michigan and louisiana
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level 57
Dec 3, 2017
Nobody has yet claimed theirs to be absolutely the best way. I have an absolute proof that you need at least 12, and have found a way of doing it with 12. buster731 claimed 11 but that must have been a mistake.
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level 57
Dec 3, 2017
Although this doesn't take into account the number of characters typed, just the number of states named.
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level 18
Dec 3, 2017
Tennessee is also a really good one
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level 15
Dec 5, 2017
I Spelt Tennesse "Yennessee" and that's all I needed and I would've finished with 0:04 seconds! Arg! Fun quiz!
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level 67
Dec 9, 2017
QM, any reason why on your countries quiz, if I type (say) France, the countries around it will go green, but if i then type Spain, which borders france, it is accepted, whereas on here if I type a state that borders another that I have already typed it isn't? Quite frustrating, especially for us non Americans who may well know all the states names but can't instantly place them on the map.
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level 57
Dec 9, 2017
If the state or country gives you any more than you already had it will be accepted (presumably on the other quiz you hadn't filled in Portugal and/or Morocco, so Spain was still allowed to fill them in). For instance, if you have already typed New Hampshire Maine will not be accepted, but you can type Maine then New Hampshire, and New Hampshire will fill in Vermont and Massachusetts.
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level 58
Dec 11, 2017
Or Andorra....
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level 67
Dec 13, 2017
That could well explain it.
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level 57
Dec 18, 2017
@Froststar101, if you had typed France then Andorra would already be filled in.
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level 50
Dec 9, 2017
Finished w/ 0:05 left! That looks like the new record!
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level 60
Dec 10, 2017
Finally did it with 4 seconds left!!
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level 57
Dec 11, 2017
My winning formula: Idaho, Minnesota, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, Arkansas, Indiana, Georgia, Virginia, new jersey, new Hampshire, and Connecticut.
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level 47
Dec 15, 2017
Yes, I finally got everything, I just have 1 second left to spare!
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level 61
Dec 23, 2017
That was never 30 seconds! (I came here for an argument!)
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level 72
Dec 29, 2017
Took 8 tries, over 2 years, to finally get there
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level 48
Jan 3, 2018
When only Rhode Island is left :(
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level 45
Jan 4, 2018
Finally, 4 seconds left !!!
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level 35
Jan 4, 2018
6 seconds left phhhhewwww and also do the states that border many other states like nevada nebraska etc
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level 26
Jan 7, 2018
after 20 some tries I did it with one second left!
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level 22
Jan 13, 2018
Got 49 and Hawiai... XD
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level 37
Jan 19, 2018
0:01 left lol
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level 15
Jan 19, 2018
2 seconds left omg
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level 10
Jan 20, 2018
Needs WAY more time.
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level 67
Jan 27, 2018
Think you know where the States of USA are? ….. try my "Walk the coast of USA quiz"…… here it is
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level 51
Jan 29, 2018
Finally got them all with four seconds left!!!
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level 21
Feb 9, 2018
It's a typing skill contest! Be nice to be able to try these typing with one finger. What is the best that can be done without the timer? Can the 48 be done in less than 10?
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level 57
Feb 10, 2018
You need to guess at least 12 states to get them all so no.
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level 59
May 28, 2019
for 48 it would be 10..
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level 21
Feb 13, 2018
1 sec left
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level 59
Feb 14, 2018
I'm a slow typist, but got it withTennessee, Texas, South Dakota, Alaska. Hawaii, Iowa, Ohio, Oregon, Colorado, Georgia, Delaware, Maine, and Massachusetts - in that specific order. The procedural memory finally kicked in after constant repetition, and with only 1 second to spare.
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level 43
Mar 2, 2018
Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, Montana, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Georgia, Alabama, Colorado---- easiest to spell and only 14 you have to type, I did it with 5 seconds to spare after 5 tries with these states
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level 67
Mar 8, 2018
I do not think that this quiz should be necessary for the 'Border Badge' as it is nothing to do with knowledge and all to do with typing. It gives professional / amateur typists an unfair advantage and is a case of using a given list of states to get through in time. This quiz should be part of the 'Typing Badge'.
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level 59
May 28, 2019
I very much agree, this is not about knowledge but typing and strategy. And would fit better under another type of badge. I finished this quiz by working out a strategy, but I still couldnt tell you exactly where each state is...
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level 14
Mar 14, 2018
tough quiz, my fingers hurt.
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level 49
Mar 31, 2018
Here's a tip: NEVER use New Hampshire! Never! You MUST do either New Hampshire or Maine in order to get Maine. Which one is shorter? And I highly recommend using Massachusetts. It's long, granted, but it gives you a bunch of other long ones, so it works. I tried Maine, Vermont, New York only to realize that didn't give me Rhode Island. Maine and Massachusetts is the way to go.
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level 59
May 28, 2019
I disagree with everything you said there.
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level 59
May 28, 2019
New hampshire and connecticut gives the exact same as maine and Massachusetts. I can type new hampshire and connecticut under 4 seconds (3.5 but more often 3.9). Maine is about 1.5 seconds. so that would leave 2.5 for Massachusetts .. I cant even type it in 2,5 mins, and probably not 2.5 hours... but even if i type something similar like masasusets it is not faster.

there is no point leaving new hampshire out whatsoever or putting masschusetts in, there are many reasons though for leaving it out ( your computer doesnt get thrown out of the window for one thing.., there wont be a divorce, all plates will stay whole, you dont need to get the cat down from the ceiling, etc)

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level 62
Apr 2, 2018
I finally did it....the things I do for a badge. My strategy was to get in all the States with the shortest names, it's amazing how many they give you.
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level 20
Apr 11, 2018
Same here!!!!!! Whoever it was, thank you for giving me the tip of pasting in Massachusetts! 1 sec left!!!!!
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level 9
Apr 12, 2018
Massachusetts, Maine, Delaware, Kentucky, Georgia, Texas, Nevada, Nebraska, Montana, Wisconsin, Washington, Mississippi, Hawaii, Alaska
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level 8
Apr 15, 2018
Difficult in time allowed tried it with time and without
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level 59
Apr 27, 2018
Gotten up to fifteen seconds left, here's how: Ohio, Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Rhode Island or Connecticut--doesn't matter, both for RI, both have eleven letters, and it doesn't count spaces--Maine, Montana. Covers all of them, uses the shortest state names available with the highest impact relative to the time it takes to type them. Wouldn't work if CO and AZ weren't considered touching tho.
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level 57
May 19, 2018
That doesn't get all of the states.
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level 66
Apr 29, 2018
Very hard quiz. I had to find a strategy to get to complete it in 30 seconds. Here is how: Oregon, Colorado, Louisiana, South Dakota, Kentucky, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Georgia, Delaware, Louisiana, Alaska, Hawaii, Wisconsin.
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level 33
May 29, 2018
1 second left
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level 49
Jun 1, 2018
I can get 49. Problem is when I type in New York ; New jersey does not show up and I know New Jersey Borders New York on the south and east.
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level 19
Jun 21, 2018
you could at least make it 35 seconds long just to correct the eventual typos in writing Massachusetts I always write Massachussetts it sounds more logical but it's incorrect I know. and I have to correct it, wasting 2 seconds of time 35 seconds is not that much but at least you make it possible
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level 59
May 28, 2019
or you could just, not use massusutuessss...
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level 38
Jun 25, 2018
Phew... 7 tries 0:05 to spare
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level 44
Jul 25, 2018
There is definitely a better solution but this is what I found: Iowa (4) NewYork (7) Maine (5) RhodeIsland (11) Maryland (8) Kentucky (8) Georgia (7) Ohio(4) Arkansas (7) Utah(4) Oregon(6) Montana (7) Kansas (6) Alaska (6) Hawaii (6) Total: 96 characters
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level 63
Sep 3, 2018
That's an interesting take on a timed typing quiz: the fewest keystrokes. All of the other "most efficient" solutions are focused on the fewest states. Very creative yet straightforward! You must be a programmer.
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level 41
Aug 13, 2018
hawaii alaska oregon colorado south dakota louisiana kentucky alabama north carolina michigan pennsylvania massachusetts maine got me 17 seconds left
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level 26
Aug 14, 2018
idaho nevada texas nebraska georgia tenesee minnesota indiana pensylvania massachusetts maine alaska hawaii
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level 24
Aug 25, 2018
Finally did it with one second on the clock. Almost got a heart attack while typing Idaho to get that pesky Washington.
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level 68
Aug 29, 2018
Completed with 15 seconds left - Generali Geeks own this website.....not literally.
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level 17
Sep 9, 2018
My sister, who is 11 years old, did all 50 states because she types SUPER fast.
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level 17
Sep 9, 2018
she did it with 5 seconds on the clock.
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level 17
Sep 9, 2018
my mom tried but it didn't work.
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level 45
Oct 20, 2018
after like 3 tries finally got 50/50
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level 39
Oct 26, 2018
I'm still in the womb yet i still got them all right on the first try with 28 seconds left!
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level 63
Nov 7, 2018
9 seconds on the clock, y'all be slow...
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level 27
Nov 11, 2018
4 secs remaining
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level 44
Dec 6, 2018
good quiz 0:09 left
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level 44
Dec 10, 2018
11 secs remaining now
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level 21
Dec 28, 2018
Took me so many tries but finally got it!
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level 46
Jan 10, 2019
now here is my solution: Alaska Arkansas Nevada Colorado Connecticut Delaware Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Ohio Iowa Kentucky Maine Vermont Montana. Made it with 1 second left
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level 54
Jan 24, 2019
Fdp
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level 28
Jan 26, 2019
7 seconds!
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level 49
Feb 17, 2019
It seems that the fewest states needed to cover the continent (not counting Alaska and Hawaii) is 10, and the solution is not unique. ie. Maine and Massachusetts will do the same as New Hampshire and Connecticut. But must every solution of 10 contain all of the following: Oregon, Colorado, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Georgia?
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level 49
Feb 18, 2019
This solution might have the fewest characters: Maine Massachusetts Delaware Kentucky Georgia Arkansas Wisconsin Montana Colorado Oregon Alaska Hawaii
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level 31
Feb 20, 2019
Alaska and Hawaii shouldn’t be in this quiz (like how island nations aren’t in the countries of the world border quiz)
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level 28
Feb 21, 2019
It actually isn't impossible. I got 50/50 with 1 second remaining. Sure it was challenging and took me a while but it's possible.
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level 33
Mar 11, 2019
i got it with 11 seconds left
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level 57
Apr 30, 2019
4 seconds left, 4th try
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level 15
Apr 30, 2019
4 seconds left, 100%.
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level 29
May 1, 2019
alaska hawaii idaho arizona south dakota wisconsin oklahoma missouri mississipi north carolina florida ohio maine massachusetts delaware - if you type these countries fast enough, you will have over 10 seconds left
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level 59
May 28, 2019
if you type all 50 fast enough you will aswell...
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level 41
May 1, 2019
1 second left... took me a few tries though
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level 22
May 15, 2019
I was typing in the last thing and time ran out. oof.
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level 59
May 28, 2019
I havent seen my solution yet so I'll post it. In no particular order: Oregon, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Connecticut, New hampshire, Colorado, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.

It took it without strategy a while ago and I had 43. This time I decided I needed a strategy, it only took a few mins to come up with one, and got it on the first attempt.

everyone has different ways to memorize. Alphabetically, regionally. Feelingwise (like some feel lighter brighter, whatever) rhythm, endletter. but I saw you could make words with the starting letter WACK COMP(uter) HANG. (I didnt do it that way personally though I grouped em by feeling) Maybe this will help some people :)

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level 59
May 28, 2019
You wack your computer when it hangs ( freezes) :D
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level 35
May 31, 2019
maine, rhode island, new york, ohio, wisconsin, nebraska, montana, georgia, texas, mississippi, washington, alaska, hawaii. And i got 3 seconds left
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level 41
Jun 3, 2019
50 tries to narrow down a pattern but i got it. Adaho, Arizona, Georgia, Ohio (these four alone take out almost a half of the US).
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level 48
Jun 17, 2019
I finally got it at long last. 7 attempts, I'm bad at this.
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level 28
Jun 18, 2019
Done with 22 seconds left
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level 25
Jul 14, 2019
0'01'' left after 34154769 tries.... i thought i'd never do it
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level 39
Jul 17, 2019
Delaware, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Maine, Kentucky, Georgia, Montana, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii
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level 44
Jul 21, 2019
3 seconds left... That was intense :P
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level 40
Jul 26, 2019
16 seconds left after practicing twice! 101 character / 13 state route, did NOT wanna trype Massachusetts under pressure haha. Hawaii alaska arkansas georgia iowa colorado oregon montana ohio maryland maine new york rhode island
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level 21
Sep 3, 2019
0:03 seconds remaining. My god that took too long