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Around the World in 12 Minutes
Can you name the countries and travel around the world?
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Click the green button to start and enter the correct answers below
Starting in Canada, let's take a trip around the world! Note: countries share a border or body of water. There could be multiple possible answers; you just have to find the right one. Good luck!
Around the World in 60 Clicks
How about we start
... A good place to start
Travel south by car
(let's say a Ford)
… crossing the longest undefended border in the world
Race south by speedboat
… unless you are American
Fly south to
get some coffee
… one of the world's largest producers of coffee
Ride south by Llama
… the llama apparently originated from the central plains of North America about 40 million years ago
Float east by river raft
… the Amazon River it the largest river in the world by volumetric discharge, with a total river flow greater than the next eight largest rivers combined
Travel south-west by mule
… a mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse
Zoom south by snow plane (continent)
… the coldest temperature was measured at -89.2C (-128.56 degree Fahrenheit)
Travel east by snowmobile then north by sailboat
… a little cruise of over 4000 km (2500 miles)
Travel north by Jeep
… over 1.5 million people live in Botswana. The median age is 21.7 years.
Stampede north by elephant
… one of only 44 landlocked countries in the world
Travel north-east by mountain climbing
… the highest point in Tanzania (and Africa) is Mount Kilimanjaro, a volcano which reaches 5,895 metres
Saunter north by giraffe
… newborn giraffe calves begin their lives by falling up to 6 feet to the ground, and weigh 87-107 lbs.
Travel north by running
… In the past three Olympics, in the big three distance races (the 5,000 meters, 10,000 and marathon), Ethiopia has won 22 medals, including 10 gold
Travel east by running faster
… the Somali people are so poor that less than 2% of the total population can actually afford radios and television sets
Travel north by kayak
(have fun with that!)
… the poorest nation in Arabia, with an unemployment rate of 35%
Speed north by Porsche
… due to the legal framework of the country, which does not provide legal protection for freedom of religion, the public practice of non-Muslim religions is prohibited
Roll north by tank
… most of the information about Iraq on the internet is war-related. I find this sad.
Travel north by… oh, I don't know. Bus.
… the population of Turkey is a staggering 73,000,000. Wow! Who knew!?
Fly west by Pegasus
… the population of Greece is only 11,000,000. Wow! Who knew?!
Travel west by gondola
… Venice has around 150 canals connected by 409 bridges, and over 3000 alleyways on 117 islands
Travel any which-way
… the 6th most densely populated country on Earth, with 826 residents on .44 sq km
Return any direction by tour bus
… Rome is further north than New York City
Travel north by alpine skiing
… about 20% of the people living in Switzerland are foreigners
Hitchhike west while backpacking
… Government policies provide for a 35-hour workweek and five weeks of paid vacation annually. Nice!
Take the train north by Chunnel
… they drive on the left for historical reasons. Cavaliers kept left so they could draw swords with their right hand.
Float south-east by
… there are over 800 kinds of beer made in Belgium. Yes!
Travel south in a Mini
… Luxembourgish is a language. No, seriously, it is.
Travel east in a VW
… has the 4th lowest birth rate in the world and the 3rd most internet hosts. Coincidence?
Travel north by bicycle
… Denmark has over 10,000 km of official bicycling routes
Travel north by ferry
… Norway is the 6th largest exporter of oil
Snowshoe north then cross the border east by broken-down VW
… despite its size, much of the country lacks proper soils and climates (either too cold or too dry) for agriculture
Travel south-east across the plains by horse
… gained independence from China in 1921. Has a 28% inflation rate (2008). Yes, 28%
Travel south by high-speed train
… Tienanmen Square is the world's largest public gathering place
Maneuver west by horse and kart
… has a 7.5% unemployment rate (2009). Not bad! Take that, Borat.
Travel south by hiking
… has a 1.1% unemployment rate (2009), 6th in the world. 'Officially measured' by the Ministry of Labor, anyway.
Storm south by Blackhawk helicopter
… has the 7th highest death rate, highest outside of Africa.
Travel south by crowded bus
… only has 7,751 km of railway tracks.
Travel east by crowded train
… has 63,327 km of railway tracks, 4th in the world. Now that's interesting.
Travel south by surfing
… The spice cinnamon originated in Sri Lanka and was discovered by the Egyptians.
Fly south-east by bush plane
with a very large fuel tank
… Tasmania is one of the world's major suppliers of licit opiate products
Travel east by snorkeling
… there is a New Zealand army. No kidding (enter sheep joke here).
Ride waaaay north-westish
on Godzilla's back
… The name Gojira (aka Godzilla) is a combination of the Japanese words for gorilla (gorira) and whale (kujira)
Travel west by junk boat
… We're generalizing actually. The Junk is predominantly Chinese.
Sneak north on foot
… North Korea has 3 known internet hosts. I wonder if www.google.kp works?
Return east by long range missile
… The highest point in the state of Florida is only 105 meters (345 feet) above sea level.
Return north by Olympic Flame relay
… Canada won 14 gold medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games... a record!
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