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  • Added on: February 6th, 2008
I could only do 61. Tips for those about to play:

* Acronyms don't count, so avoid long, windy country names. E.g.: USA, UAE
* If your spelling sucks, stay away from the hard to spell countries!
* I think it is only the 'official name' that counts, so countries with multiple names really only have one.
* The clock starts ticking as soon as you hit the page!

Give it shot! http://www.justsayhi.com/bb/view2/countries
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  • Added on: February 6th, 2008
I got 90... Though I think people who type fast have a big advantage.

And yeah, you kind of have to be careful with countries whose names aren't originally in the latin alphabet. They seem to have one particular transliteration in mind, and if you don't use that one, you don't get credit (I wanted to count Tajikstan, but it insisted on Tajikistan.)
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  • Added on: February 9th, 2008
I only got 55, but then again, I only type with two fingers on each hand.
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  • Added on: February 9th, 2008
56 but spelling was a big problem for me. I gave up on like 10 countries. Just curious what order people followed? I went with North America, South America, then the easiest to spell in Europe, and Asia, and I just started Africa before I ran out of time.
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  • Added on: February 10th, 2008
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  • Added on: February 19th, 2008
100 - and learned a bit about odd English vs American spelling of countries' names here and there (The Gambia is only Gambia in American? And the Sudan as well?)

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  • Added on: February 19th, 2008
i did it a few times and averages in the high 70's peaking at 82...i tried to cheat and got in the 90's...
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  • Added on: February 22nd, 2008
116 here.

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  • Added on: March 13th, 2008
89 and i have a system...i hope for at least 100 one of these days
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  • Added on: March 13th, 2008
55...i have a habit of hitting the shift key so that the first letter is capital so I must have lost some time there but in the end i blanked out.
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  • Added on: April 5th, 2008
ahh this is hard!! First time I got 66, second time I got 85. I'll revisit this next time I'm bored... Smile sometimes finding the proper name to type in is the hardest part!

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I got 73, but I'm a fairly slow typist. And I blanked out at the end and just couldn't think of any more.
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  • Added on: April 17th, 2008
I only got 51...I'm bad with this sort of thing.

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  • Added on: April 25th, 2008
only 61, clocks stop my heart. I wonder how many I could do in 5 minutes if I didn't think anyone was timing me. Performance anxiety I guess.
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  • Added on: May 10th, 2008
79...I am a slow typist Mad

I'm sure I know more countries than that
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