March 12, 2007

More Geekery!

Go here, and see how many of the 50 United States you can name in 10:00.

I made it with 4:33 left.  Poor Iowa.  Iowa was last.

h/t Jay

Posted by caltechgirl at March 12, 2007 01:41 PM | TrackBack

5:34 left, and Delaware was the one the eluded me.

Posted by: Contagion at March 12, 2007 02:32 PM

Got 'em all, but I got Nebraska and Kansas in just under the wire.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at March 12, 2007 04:31 PM

I ran out of time trying to come up with Nebraska. I stared for five minutes trying to come up with Nebraska.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at March 12, 2007 04:46 PM

7:21 remaining! PWN3D!!!!!!111!1!

California was last for me--I sorta went east to west, except for Alaska and Hawaii.

Posted by: Beth at March 12, 2007 08:07 PM

7:43 left. No one said it was a typing test. and Massachusetts stumped me for a little bit in spelling.

I had them in alphabetical order, too.

(It's only because I memorized the order in fifth grade when I figured out my teachers always put the state capitals in order of the states on the tests...)

Who pwn5 whom now?!!!11!!

Posted by: Rsm at March 13, 2007 05:18 AM

I got them with 5:50 to spare

Posted by: oddybobo at March 13, 2007 05:31 AM

I drew a blank with a little over five minutes left and missed 6. And I kept going over and over the song in my head and just
Must be the results of pregnancy brain. =(

Posted by: Amanda at March 13, 2007 07:31 AM

Song?! What's the song?

I realized just how visual I am... I was stuck on 5 because I didn't visualize them on the map in my head!

Posted by: Marie at March 13, 2007 10:03 AM

The 50 states, sung by Yakko Warner (Animaniacs).


Posted by: caltechgirl at March 13, 2007 10:12 AM

5:01, and I spent at least a minute trying to remember Nevada. I thought I was missing something in the northeast.

Posted by: Matt at March 13, 2007 10:23 AM


There's an older song I learned in the mid-70s when I was in first grade. Unfortunately, It's been so long I don't remember it exactly. Mostly it's the state names in alphabetical order, but I think the song throws a few out of order to match the meter or rhyme at some points.

Oh, and I learned it in Ohio so one of the last lines is "...and OHIO IS THE BESSST!!" or similar. I wonder if it changed from state to state.

Posted by: Patrick Chester at March 13, 2007 02:21 PM

Since you mentioned Iowa upfront I added it first LOL

I can remember at one time when we had to do this in under 5 minutes, alphabetically, for school.

Sadly I needed a little over 9 minutes to remember them all. *SIGH* Getting old I guess. ;-)

Posted by: V5 at March 13, 2007 04:27 PM

Song: there's also this one that I learned in sixth grade:

Fifty Nifty United States

Fifty nifty united states
from thirteen original colonies
Fifty nifty stars in the flag
that billow so beautifully in the breeze.

Each individual state
Contributes a quality that is great
Each individual state
Deserves a bow... Let's salute them now

Fifty nifty united States
from thirteen original colonies
shout 'em scout 'em tell all about 'em
One by one 'til we've given a day to every state
In the USA
In the USA
In the USA...

Alabama, Alaska Arizona Arkansas, Califo....

you get the idea.

Posted by: rSM at March 15, 2007 06:35 PM