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World Map without 12 Countries

Oh no! Twelve Countries have been removed from the World Map! Can you identify them all?
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Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: December 7, 2015
First submittedDecember 5, 2015
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Country
Bangladesh
Chile
Cyprus
Denmark
Country
Japan
Madagascar
New Zealand
Norway
Country
Somalia
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Turkey
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level 72
Dec 5, 2015
Very clever!
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level 79
Dec 5, 2015
Unique quiz - well done.
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level 60
Dec 5, 2015
Same - but please adjust to Scroll Mode. :)
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level 71
Dec 5, 2015
done, but I don't really know what that does :D
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level 60
Dec 6, 2015
On a mobile device (such as a phone), you'll be able to see the whole map.
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level 77
Dec 5, 2015
I think Vatican City is missing.
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level 76
Dec 8, 2015
It isn't. If you zoom in, there's a small dot.
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level 78
Dec 8, 2015
But it's hard to tell if there is yellow or blue inside the dot ;).
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level 58
Jan 21, 2016
And regardless, that dot shows San Marino instead of Vatican City.
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level 57
Mar 5, 2016
No, both Vatican City and San Marino are visible.
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level 58
Mar 24, 2016
No. Vatican city is not visible, nor is Monaco. Andorra, Liechtenstein, Singapore, and Malta are all visible too. Maybe you're confused?
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level 37
May 15, 2016
Vatican is definitely there. And so is San Marino. Some of the others you mentioned, however are not there
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level 38
Jan 27, 2017
its called san marino
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level 37
Apr 25, 2018
None of these are actually visible, but the border is adjusted to suggest that they are there.
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level 43
May 24, 2018
i can see vatican
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level 43
May 24, 2018
and matthew, i can see all the ones cosmokim saw as well.
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level 40
Jan 2, 2019
anyway, the quiz maker wouldn't make the quiztakers zoom in on a map to see a tiny dot
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level 27
Mar 22, 2017
Countries that are too small won't be a "missing country".
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level 69
May 26, 2017
I can't find Pittsburgh
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level 40
Jun 11, 2017
Pittsburg is a city in Pennsylvania, not a country
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level 32
Aug 9, 2018
I think he meant that he couldn't find Philadelphia
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level 62
Dec 6, 2015
Brilliant idea. I almost didn't get my own country, New Zealand, but that's probably because I'm so accustomed to it not existing on many maps: see worldmapswithout.nz
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level 72
Dec 7, 2015
That's why the standard world map in New Zealand is this one.
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level 59
Feb 24, 2016
You forgot to edit out New Zealand.
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level 52
Dec 23, 2016
Is that actually the map they use or are you making a joke? I can't tell.
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level 37
Jan 17, 2018
Wow, you Kiwis really don't waste space on oceans ;)
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level 78
Dec 7, 2015
Thank you, Kiwirage, your link made my day. Unfortunately, Jerry's map made me feel faint.
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level 58
Jan 25, 2016
No kidding. That upside-down map just messed with my head.
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level 40
Feb 27, 2017
kiwirage, I guess you live in Auckland?
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level 48
Sep 17, 2018
r/mapswithoutnewzealand
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level 70
Dec 8, 2015
Cool quiz. I cant believe i missed Norway and Somalia. Could this be the beginning of a series?
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level 60
Dec 8, 2015
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level 71
Dec 8, 2015
Had so much fun with this quizz. Nice job :)
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level 71
Dec 10, 2015
I don't know if it was a problem with my computer but after I zoomed in and zoomed back out the entire map was no longer showing. I lost the entire top. Is there a some special way to adjust that properly?
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level 69
Dec 10, 2015
I love this quiz, although Cyprus was a bit too hard for the visual impaired...
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level 71
Dec 10, 2015
You can click-in to zoom
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level 16
Dec 3, 2017
It would be evil if you put Vatican City.
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level 63
Oct 24, 2018
This is a bad answer. If users have to zoom in, it's really not a country that should be included.

Perhaps a "Fiendish Word Map Without 12 Countries" is in order where countries like East Timor, San Marino, or St Kitts and Nevis are answers.

What's also interesting is that these are all island or coastal countries. Landlocked countries could simply lose their boarders as though they were part of a neighboring country.
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level 48
Jan 28, 2016
How'd I miss Chile?
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level 62
Feb 5, 2016
Chile is trickier than one might think..
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level 57
Feb 11, 2016
great quiz! only missed cyprus
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level 47
Feb 17, 2016
Mauritius and some other islands seem to be missing as well, hard to know what's just too small to show on the map (Mauritius, I assume) and what's a missing country (Cyprus)
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level 45
Feb 20, 2016
Missed Cyprus because I was SO sure that speck south of Greece and Turkey was it...
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level 37
Feb 22, 2016
That speck is the island of Crete. Third time's the charm!!
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level 51
Feb 24, 2016
Good quiz! Missed South Korea. Typed in some smaller countries such as Monaco and Liechtenstein as well (probably surprised by Cyprus).
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level 59
Feb 24, 2016
Imagine what the world and its history would be like if there would have been seas instead of these countries!
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level 57
Feb 24, 2016
I was just thinking about that same thing! We sure would be shortchanged on some classic Earth scenery as well, especially without New Zealand, Greenland, and Madagascar.
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level 60
Feb 25, 2016
And most definitely we'll be missing the high-tech cars and gadgets from Japan and Samsung from S. Korea!
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level 67
Feb 5, 2017
And the Beatles would have a song titled 'Wood'
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level 45
Feb 24, 2016
Really nice quiz, only missed Cyprus and I'm annoyed because I looked at that area first and thought everything looked dandy!
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level 44
Feb 24, 2016
Congratulations! This is the best quiz i ever played!
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level 72
Feb 24, 2016
The Turkish-Armenia border looks strangely straight - but then it pops back to normal if you guess Turkey!
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level 71
Feb 24, 2016
I believe that's because the original shapefile has some country shapes that aren't done in an exact way since they are hidden by other countries anyway (eg Nepal if I remember correctly) so when you remove the 'covering' country this becomes evident!
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level 50
Feb 24, 2016
Whew; would have been almost impossible without the alphabetical order thing! Good quiz, though.
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level 57
Feb 24, 2016
Tried several spellings for Mauritius and Maldives before gave up on them
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level 58
Feb 24, 2016
I missed Japan. It's always a bit embarrassing when you miss the one that the most people get.
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level 67
Feb 24, 2016
Aren't the Maldives missing? I kept enlarging the map and couldn't find the chain of islands.
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level 62
Feb 24, 2016
Great quiz!
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level 43
Feb 24, 2016
I loved this quiz! I missed Bangladesh. More like this one PLEASE!
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level 47
Feb 24, 2016
Great twist on an old classic. Could probably do with some zooming in, but that's just me.
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level 68
Feb 24, 2016
*Now* I read the directions saying I can zoom in on the map.
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level 49
Feb 24, 2016
New Zealand being left off world maps isn't even a novelty thing, it's just a fact of life
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level 62
Feb 24, 2016
Somalia is pretty big and less than half of you got it. I suppose that's representative of how much people would miss Somalia.
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level 14
Feb 27, 2016
More of these!!!
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level 43
Feb 28, 2016
Simultaneously fantastic and embarrassing. Notice South Korea, correctly guessed without zooming that either Malta or Cyprus would be missing, someone missed New Zealand, Chile and the fact that Greenland wasn't there.
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level 47
Feb 28, 2016
I was afraid that I'd miss something obvious like Russia or Australia but I didn't :) Anyway a fun quiz. If it's possible, please do more these!
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level 37
Feb 28, 2016
Funny how I got Cyprus first The islands are hard because when they're gone you assume there's nothing there anyway :/
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level 30
Feb 28, 2016
Pretty cool idea! For the last minute I wondered what was missing... then it hit me! South Korea! But there was only 2 seconds left and couldn't type it fast enough... Oh well. Do more like these!
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level 44
Feb 28, 2016
Didn't realize that you could zoom in before I took, but I still managed to get them all. What a great quiz! Please make more
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level 14
Mar 5, 2016
Amazing quiz, please could i ask how you make ones like this with the map?
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level 57
Mar 5, 2016
Awesome! Got them all. I scanned the coastlines and was always very surprised when I noticed what wasn't there--even Denmark didn't register immediately. I got Turkey first.
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level 32
Apr 23, 2016
got every one but cyprus :(
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level 35
May 16, 2016
What a fantastic and unique idea! I loved this!
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level 10
Jun 5, 2016
make more please and put in landlocked countries
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level 38
Jul 4, 2016
Whoa... am I the only one who noticed Cyprus before Turkey?
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level 21
Jul 20, 2016
So clever, am kicking myself for missing greenland (Denmark)
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level 60
Aug 22, 2016
Cyprus is near impossible to see on this map, I didn't even notice it was missing
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level 31
Aug 26, 2016
completed with 14 seconds to spare... that Cyprus got me into looking so close into the computer screen hahaha
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level 44
Sep 6, 2016
Stared at the lake in Africa for a whole minute and the last one was actually Norway... fml xD
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level 43
Oct 14, 2016
I was staring at Crete saying to myself, "Well, it isn't Cyprus, Cyprus is right there..." :/
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level 58
Oct 27, 2016
Love it! admit it, cyprus was very tricky to spot (and do not start with the usual Europe/Asia debate :-)
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level 30
Dec 17, 2016
madagascar got me
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level 12
Dec 19, 2016
Chile was the first one I saw that is a very good quiz I loved it
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level 33
Dec 23, 2016
Perhaps my computer is playing up, but the country on this quiz that is labelled 'Denmark' is actually 'Greenland', isn't it....?
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level 28
Aug 14, 2019
Greenland is a danish territory
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level 41
Jan 9, 2017
Fun quiz! You should make one like this for states!!!
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level 49
Jan 15, 2017
Amazing quiz. Funny how odd the normal outlines look when you are looking for missing pieces. "Is the black sea normally that big? Aren't there more islands in the pacific?"
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level 63
Jan 18, 2017
Even at zoom I don't see Seychelles or Maldives.
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level 48
Jan 21, 2017
Looks like North Korea got what they wanted.
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level 41
Feb 5, 2017
Hahaha
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level 33
Jan 22, 2017
was i the only one to guess svalbard
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level 28
Feb 6, 2017
2:56 left at first try!
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level 47
Feb 6, 2017
Sorry Denmark, didn't see that you were missing. Sincerely, Sweden.
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level 45
Feb 7, 2017
quizzes like this that make me feel dumb!
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level 7
Feb 7, 2017
2:34 left!
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level 50
Feb 23, 2017
Where is Maldives???
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level 67
Feb 26, 2017
I also thought I was on a winner with Maldives, looks like it went AWOL on its own.
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level 67
Feb 27, 2017
Wanna make this more difficult? Take out Nauru.
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level 22
Mar 15, 2017
i missed chile (somehow) bangladesh and cyprus
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level 27
Mar 22, 2017
I'm surprised not many people get Cyprus on these types of quizzes.
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level 28
May 26, 2017
Awesome Quiz! The first one i actually completed on time 0:47 also, shameless plug to www.reddit.com/r/MapsWithoutNZ
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level 39
Jun 11, 2017
I think that was a exercise in eyesight more than quizzing, still got them all!
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level 66
Jun 21, 2017
What a fun and creative quiz, I loved it. Cannot believe the two I missed were Chile and Denmark but somehow I got Cyprus. LOL.
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level 40
Aug 1, 2017
good quiz only missed madagascar and bangladesh.... i feel blind?
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level 57
Aug 2, 2017
Interesting quiz, not hard.
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level 57
Aug 5, 2017
I misses Somalia and Sri Lanka my own country Denmark was the first I fund missing
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level 66
Aug 5, 2017
Maldives is not displayed on the map but also not listed as a country that was removed. It threw me off.
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level 7
Aug 6, 2017
I kept typing in Greenland, because I knew it was missing, but it was under Denmark which I forgot -_-
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level 38
Feb 10, 2018
Armenia, you sneaky fellow, trying to steal some of soggy Turkey!
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level 49
Feb 25, 2018
I missed Turkey, and am embarassed.. also madagascar and denmark.. I should be taken out back and shot ;)
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level 23
Mar 3, 2018
I like this quiz. Unique.
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level 42
Mar 31, 2018
To reduce confusion you could at this to the notes: All countries visible at full zoom.
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level 45
Apr 13, 2018
Cool idea! :)
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level 50
May 24, 2018
Finished first try with 2:06 to go. Nice quizzes though, great series!
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level 16
Jul 24, 2018
did it
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level 69
Jul 31, 2018
Heehee! Scandinavia without Norway looks rather rude!
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level 32
Aug 9, 2018
I love this quiz because I've never stared so long at a blank space, convinced there is supposed to be a country there, but cannot work out what it is. Then I finish the quiz and realise that I'm going insane because there's never been a country there. Like some kind of Mandela Effect.
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level 18
Sep 26, 2018
1:03, first try, not so bad.
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level 38
Oct 16, 2018
Would be nice if the quiz stated that none of the missing countries is smaller than (a given area), so people won't try to look for some small islands. Like Maldives, I'm pretty sure that Maldives aren't there. 12/12 with 1:30 left, by the way :)
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level 19
Oct 24, 2018
You scored 12/12 = 100%. This beats or equals 100% of test takers The average score is 9 Your high score is 12 Your best time is 3:16 remaining anyone beat me?
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level 55
Nov 13, 2018
Clever and well done but I also suggest maybe making smaller ones there to give a bit of a challenge. ;)
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level 47
Dec 22, 2018
Got Cyprus pretty much by fluke. Just knew I was missing something starting with C or D.
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level 53
Jan 7, 2019
Isn't New Zealand usually missing anyways?
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level 21
Jan 23, 2019
Cyprus was way harder than the others, 11/12
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level 39
Jan 30, 2019
This needs to be a series! Such a clever idea.
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level 28
Feb 1, 2019
suprised only 78% noticed the biggest islands in the world was missing
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level 62
Mar 8, 2019
I tried Atlantis so many times but it didn't work :'(
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level 39
Mar 9, 2019
If he wanted to be really evil he would remove Tonga, Antigua, Maldives, Monaco, Barbados, Fiji, Malta, and the Vatican.
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level 31
May 26, 2019
Should put a disclaimer about smaller islands. Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles are missing.
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level 24
Jun 7, 2019
yeah
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level 57
Jun 28, 2019
Lemon squeezy.
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level 28
Jul 18, 2019
I tried putting "Greenland" but it wouldn't accept it
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level 49
Aug 15, 2019
Not a country; it's part of Denmark.
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level 57
Jul 29, 2019
This would be sweet if you can make it so the answers change every time.
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level 36
Aug 11, 2019
3:47 left to go. I couldn't found one country Cyprus until now! :)
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level 69
Oct 22, 2019
I'd love to see this randomized/different every time!