What's your traveler IQ

Feb 20th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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Wow, it looks like I go to the head of the class. I didn't even have to polish any apples.
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Feb 20th, 2008, 11:36 AM
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What changed the IQ results there?

I took the test shortly after it appeard on Tripadvisor and had an IQ of around 138. A few weeks later it fell to 114, even though I hadn't done the test again.

A couple of days later, it bounced back to the original score for one day, then dropped back to 114 and has been there for several weeks.

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Feb 20th, 2008, 01:31 PM
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My score was 538,461, IQ 132.

Anyone know if there is another level above 12?

It's the Russian cities out in the middle of Siberia and the islands that aren't on the map that frustrate me. I think the closest distance I got was a few in the 20km range but I think that's luck. 50km is more typical if you know the location.
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Feb 20th, 2008, 01:41 PM
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I am a turnip.
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Feb 20th, 2008, 02:54 PM
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This is fun and addicting.

Thx for sharing.
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Feb 20th, 2008, 09:30 PM
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Man, you guys rock. I can get over 100 but I'm cracking under the pressure!
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Feb 21st, 2008, 02:50 AM
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I got a 122, level 11. A lot of fun!!!
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Feb 21st, 2008, 04:54 AM
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I'm starting to develop carpal tunnel syndrome :0 Man, that map is small... First time I got 53somethingthousand points but it wouldnt give me an IQ and the second time I got 122. Fun link, tnx for posting.
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Feb 21st, 2008, 05:26 AM
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ok, I'm addicted...I keep getting 122, I can't get past level 11, this where i start getting the 'this earth you know that, right' comments
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Feb 21st, 2008, 06:18 AM
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134

I landed within a few km of Thimpu and Libreville.
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Feb 25th, 2008, 06:21 AM
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One flaw with that program. It calculates distances based on their map, not on a globe, giving distances over the real maximum of around 12,000 miles

In the unlikely event that you click fairly close to a mid Pacific location, but on the wrong side of the map. They will tell you that you were off by nearly 24,000 miles

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Feb 25th, 2008, 06:52 AM
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Should I be proud that I clicked within 16km of the Hofbräuhaus? Then I blew it when the screen said Papua, New Guinea and my brain read Equatorial Guinea.
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Feb 25th, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Feb 25th, 2008, 08:48 AM
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111 on the first try, didn't make it past level 10. Does anyone really keep track of all the new countries in Africa?
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Feb 25th, 2008, 09:38 AM
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Yippee, got a 135! Wouldn't let me advance past level 12 though, even though I beat the "score to advance" (just barely!).
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Feb 26th, 2008, 05:17 AM
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"For those who want more practice identifying countries while being timed, try National Geographic's Geospy website. My 7th grader had to identify all 53 African countries in 3 minutes."

I have to ask why teachers require this. I had to do something similar and find that after 35 years the country borders have changed, the names of the countries and even city names have changed. Why did I go through all that memorization?
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Feb 26th, 2008, 08:29 AM
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Because that is where the education is supposed to start, not where it should end.

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Feb 26th, 2008, 08:44 AM
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Google "Miss South Carolina" and watch the You-tube video.
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