yes kids, there are 50 states in the US of A
(Because lord knows what they're teaching kids in school these days.)
, we have a Geography Game
based on a US map.
You get a completely blank map, no rivers or mountains, and the game randomly throws states at you and you have to drag and drop them to their correct placements. The then get a score re: number of absolutely correct placements, and the average mileage you biffed the placement by. Curtis' score was 88% with an average error of 21 miles in 487 seconds. I did mine without coffee (an important qualifier) and scored 84% with an error of 46 miles in 350 seconds. Second time (still no coffee), 88% correct, 10 miles off, 251 seconds...different random stuff even, so I don't completely suck.
Like I said, it's random, so he could have been given a good one like California to start with...I got frickin UTAH. Oh yeah, place Utah on the map with no discernible features helping you. I was 100 miles off, exactly the correct placement horizontally, but off vertically. Oops. I had the opposite problem with Colorado. I've even driven through all these states! Oh well. At least I knew exactly where the vast majority went, and was pretty darn close on the others. If I had put North Dakota where Pennsylvania belongs, then we'd have something to talk about.
... 96% correct, 8 miles off, 153 seconds. Happy with that, I'll now stop playing and get some work done.