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Can you name the fastest paths, by number of countries, across the continents?
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Americas: Chile to Canada
Europe: Portugal to Sweden
Asia: Yemen to Indonesia
Africa: South Africa to Morocco
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Oct 5th, 2009 at 01:57 GMT
you spelled AFRICA wrong, but otherwise great quiz
Oct 5th, 2009 at 02:01 GMT
Haha, I'm surprised I didn't notice that.
Oct 5th, 2009 at 02:48 GMT
Really good quiz. I really need to study up on my African geography. Got everything except for those.
Oct 5th, 2009 at 05:14 GMT
Fun. Took me a minute to figure out what you wanted. Kinda embarassing that I knew Europe better than my home continent.
Oct 5th, 2009 at 08:01 GMT
You might wanna specify that you're looking for the path that takes one through the fewest COUNTRIES, not the path that would actually be fastest.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 04:41 GMT
i was completely lost and frustrated at first because i didnt clue in to writing the starting country down first
Oct 6th, 2009 at 06:07 GMT
I think you should leave out the starting and ending countries. Like brianmcp, I was stuck cus I didn't know to start with them.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 07:25 GMT
yeah i was also stuck because i didnt realize you had to enter the starting country
Oct 6th, 2009 at 08:05 GMT
Technically there is a bridge from Denmark to Sweden, making it Germany-Denmark-Sweden in the end, but that of course is not a natural connection. So I'll just shut up and comment you for the great quiz idea ;P
Oct 6th, 2009 at 11:07 GMT
A couple of things: first, technically Poland touches Russia. It isn't a straight shot because kaliningrad is an exclave. Africa is kind of arbitrary: you could go SA-Moz-Tan-Ken/Ug-Sudan or SA-Nabibia-Angola-DRC-Sudan. In Asia, you could also go Iran-Afghanistan-China-Myanmar or Laos-Thailand is as few steps as the above. I think this is a great quiz, and a really fun idea, but kinda hard to pull off.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 11:24 GMT
First, I was aware that Kaliningrad was a part of Russia, but as the concept of the game was to find the quickest path, I didn't think it was too much to assume to not allow "jumping" between discontinuous parts of the same country. Second, I've added in the alternate paths you suggested, and I've removed the starting and ending countries.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 12:30 GMT
In that case, isn't the Asian one also somewhat tenuous, as different parts of Malaysia border Thailand and Indonesia? Great idea!
Oct 6th, 2009 at 13:58 GMT
Namibia is spelled incorrectly. Really interesting quiz.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 14:26 GMT
Cool idea for a quiz, would like to see some sequals :p
Oct 6th, 2009 at 14:31 GMT
Interesting quiz, but the incorrect spelling of Namibia cost me the African connection.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 15:57 GMT
one of my fave quizzes! nice idea
Oct 6th, 2009 at 16:31 GMT
Love the concept, but I don't see how you can disallow the Poland-Russia-Finland connection for Europe while counting Thailand-Malaysia-Indonesia for Asia. Also, Iran-Afghanistan-China is just as valid as Iran-Pakistan-China.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 16:36 GMT
nice quiz... u got a typo on namibia though...
Oct 6th, 2009 at 19:20 GMT
Sorry, all, fixed the typo. I do realize that this quiz is a bit ambiguous, and I have an idea for a sequel-type thing that's less up to interpretation. I'll hopefully make it some time today.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 19:23 GMT
Ukraine should be accepted as an alternative to Belarus - both connect Poland to Russia
Oct 6th, 2009 at 19:54 GMT
really cool game!
Oct 6th, 2009 at 21:26 GMT
Techincally, Denmark and Sweden are connected by the Oresund Bridge, so it should be Spain-France-Germany-Denmark
Oct 6th, 2009 at 21:31 GMT
Really clever quiz, well done!
Oct 6th, 2009 at 22:22 GMT
I actually thought about doing this (believe me or not as you please), but you put it into practice, so you win. Good job!
Oct 7th, 2009 at 00:07 GMT
Love the quiz. :D
Oct 7th, 2009 at 01:11 GMT
Yemen to Indonesia, if you actually survive that trip you're lucky lol.
Oct 7th, 2009 at 22:11 GMT
I don't see how a bridge between Denmark and Sweden doesn't count, but the Darien Gap (Colombia to Panama) counts.
Oct 8th, 2009 at 11:00 GMT
love this quiz!
Oct 9th, 2009 at 14:41 GMT
good game bud
Oct 12th, 2009 at 23:09 GMT
i find it interesting that I am from Canada yet I didnt get the americas trip, but i did get the asian trip in no time with no mistakes
Oct 13th, 2009 at 04:08 GMT
poland actually borders russia directly, but that part of russia is not connected to the rest, so it depends on how you judge it, great quiz
Oct 14th, 2009 at 18:44 GMT
good hustle big man, more please, would make me very a happy boy
Oct 16th, 2009 at 23:19 GMT
Portugal to Sweden across Poland, Belarus, Russia and Finland.. that's some detour right there
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Oct 17th, 2009 at 00:36 GMT
this is the worst quiz ever. first of all this is not fastest route across continents. portugal and sweden are both part of europe as are south africa and morocco. secondly, there isnt a snowballs chance in hell that your path from portugal to sweden is the fastest. why you wouldnt go from germany to denmark rather than your belarus, poland, russia route is what i would like to know
Oct 25th, 2009 at 19:22 GMT
I don't think the intention was to create a travel guide, I think it was to be the quickest land-border only route accross a continent, not between... weirdo.
Oct 26th, 2009 at 14:54 GMT
Russia actually has a direct border to Poland from the Kaliningrad enclave. It's as much a part of Russia as Alaska is a part of the USA.
Dec 14th, 2009 at 05:18 GMT
I got confused on Europe because Denmark and Sweden are connected by bridge. Much faster than going through the Balkan region! lol
Dec 14th, 2009 at 05:20 GMT
*Baltic. I fail...
Dec 29th, 2009 at 17:47 GMT
Cuendillar, that's true but if one were to go through the Kaliningrad Oblast it would go Poland-Russia-Lithuania-Belarus/Latvia-Russia-Finland/Norway, which would be more countries than Poland-Belarus-Russia-Finland/Norway.
Jan 5th, 2010 at 00:20 GMT
maybe a bit more time...? otherwise great
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