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Mary Weisbeck
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A friend sent me this address:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_experiment_drag-drop_...

It's an empty outline of the US where you click and drag each state to its proper place. It's random so they come up differently each time. I discovered I don't know where the hell West Virginia is if the surrounding states aren't there. Likewise with Delaware. blush

My score: 90%
Average error in miles: 19
Time: 488 seconds

My first state was Colorado, which was a nasty place to start!

 
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My score...
98%

1 mile average error (missed Nebraska...I had no idea that it bordered Missouri slightly )

346 seconds

I was a dorky kid. I used to follow along in an atlas on long car trips, and in elementary school, when we were asked to draw something, I would always freehand the US.
Thanks for the head's up. It will be interesting to see how people I know do at it.
 
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Well I can't even get to sheppardsoftware.com, so I guess I'll be skipping this one!
 
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Ahhh, finally! I was 82%, average of a 32 mile error, 348 seconds.

The east coast really messed me up.
 
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Brian A
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84%, 25 mile average off. But I also neglected to realize that the NAMES OF THE STATES were there for me to consider. I was doing it purely as a visual...
 
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Christian Monterroso
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I am Canadian, but I will not use that as an excuse. I got messed up by New England and I was way off on Wyoming.

88%, 59 Miles, 398 seconds.

Excellent learning tool.
 
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Nasty McHaggis
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88%, avg error 18 miles, 273 seconds
 
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Mark Haberman
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Cool, my wife just sent me this last week.

Not very good I'm afraid.

I got 39/50 avg. error 45 miles

 
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Eric "Shippy McShipperson" Mowrer
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98%, 2 miles avg error. I was about 1/4 inch off for Oklahoma. It was the first state . Nice site.
 
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Score: 94%
Avg. error in miles: 11
Time: 195 sec
 
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Eric "Shippy McShipperson" Mowrer
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243 seconds BTW.
 
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Thomas Heaney
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I got a bit sloppy when trying to beat the clock. Iowa got me the worst.

94%, 11 miles average error, 219 secs.

Thanks for the link, Mary!
 
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Well Mary, I too scored 90% and curiously had the exactly same margin of error as you, 19 miles. But you got me on speed (657 secsblush). My first state was Kentucky and I think that dropped me the most points. Still, not bad for a Brit, eh?
 
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80%

49 miles.

Not bad for a Canadian boy...
 
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98% 2 mile error
I missed S. Dakota by a smidge other than that I had an easy draw.
 
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David Fair
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My score...
Like chicagometh, I am sort of a map dork. I have also lived in way too many states to count.
My score: 94%
Avg Error: 5 miles
Time: 426 seconds
47 perfect out of 50 (I missed with Connecticut (First state placed), Indiana, and Wyoming).
 
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96%, avg error 4 miles, 205 seconds
 
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Tim M-L
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damn square states
I also got Colorado first.
94%
9 miles
304 seconds
 
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Damn, Started with Colorado, then went into the deep south. No borders to work with. Boo.

92%
17 Miles
377 sec
46/50 perfect

The fly over states are tough to start with.

Thanks for the fun Mary.

Morgan
 
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Gary Heidenreich
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Cool!
Very cool!!! 92%, 10 mile error, 240 seconds. I got Kansas first. I'm surprised I didn't get Wyoming first. lol
 
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Andrew Brannan
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Score: 98%
Average Error: 3 Miles
Time: 232 Sec

Colorado was also the one that got me, I had placed Idaho, but didn't know if/how they bordered
 
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Jeremy Wilhm
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94%
Avg. Error 5 miles
188 Seconds.
 
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Sébastien Cormier
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My score was too bad to post here. I shall try to overcome my canadianess and do better. I live in NYC and should really know this stuff by now
 
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Neil Warrell
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74%
115 miles
258 seconds

i'd just like to point out that London is, by default, in England - you only need to tell us that if you're referring to some other London soblue
 
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Eric "Shippy McShipperson" Mowrer
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Tried a second time. I though I was hot stuff when I nailed missouri as my 2nd state (first was rhode island), then I boffed it on another one. 98%, 1 mile avg error 263 seconds.
 
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