08 March 2007

192 is a lot of countries...

Here's a great game that will make you feel like an uneducated fool. Try and name the 192 member states of the UN. It's hard, really hard, and it will make you wonder what you were doing in geography class all along.

I'm going to post my results in the comments section (including all of the countries I missed) so as not to give those who read this post an unfair advantage.

Try it, it's fun, and it will make you want to buy a map.

(Found this thanks to kottke.)

1 comment:

  1. So, I got 77 right. I missed the following:

    You forgot: Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia,
    Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kiribati,
    Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia,
    Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia,
    Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino,
    Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia,
    Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland,
    Tanzania, The Bahamas, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    All in all I think I did relatively well. Though I did forget that Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo are two distinct entities. Also, I seemed to forget all of the Caribbean.