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Those of you who are geography fans . . . have you tried http://geoguessr.com?  Really interesting geography game - it plops you down in a Google street view somewhere in the world, and you have to wander around a bit until you feel confident taking a guess at where you are.  You get points based on how close to accurate you were (in miles).  I found it really interesting what things I ended up using for clues - foliage, language on signs, license plates, shop names, etc.  My closest so far was .1 miles (it plopped me down in front of an easily-identifiable restaurant which was named for the bay it was in, which I've been to) and my farthest was mixing up Scotland and New Zealand  :P
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  Your guess was 0.363 km from the correct location and gave 6448 points.
Vega, Texas.  Texas I knew from the sign over the Volunteer Fire Department, but not well enough to read the name.  'Vega___' I got from the water tower, but wasn't sure until Google told me there was a 'Vega.'  I must have dropped the sign on the wrong street corner. 
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Those of you who are geography fans . . . have you tried http://geoguessr.com?  Really interesting geography game - it plops you down in a Google street view somewhere in the world, and you have to wander around a bit until you feel confident taking a guess at where you are.  You get points based on how close to accurate you were (in miles).  I found it really interesting what things I ended up using for clues - foliage, language on signs, license plates, shop names, etc.  My closest so far was .1 miles (it plopped me down in front of an easily-identifiable restaurant which was named for the bay it was in, which I've been to) and my farthest was mixing up Scotland and New Zealand  :P

Great.  Something else to play around with.  My closest was Utah (my guess) from Wyoming (the true place).  The farthest was Puerto Rico (my guess) with Brazil (the true place).  On the last one, I thought the signs were in Spanish (it was Portuguese).  I've also used what side of the road cars are driving on to automatically rule out the U.K. or Australia.

ETA: Don't feel too bad, Slart-I did the exact same thing  ::)
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Slartibartfast, you are awesome!  I showed this game to my 10 year old geography fiend and he's been transported (pun intended)!

And I just played it again and had my bestest score ever (31750) - all five rounds put me somewhere I could identify!  (With the help of Google, but still - cool that a random roadside stand in rural Africa had a Facebook page!)


I love this game, except when the pics are blurry and I can't tell what anything is. :( That kind of bites.

My new addiction, thank you e-hell! "You got 18568 points in total"
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LOL I think you've gotten me addicted to it too! :)

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Those of you who are geography fans . . . have you tried http://geoguessr.com?  Really interesting geography game - it plops you down in a Google street view somewhere in the world, and you have to wander around a bit until you feel confident taking a guess at where you are.  You get points based on how close to accurate you were (in miles).  I found it really interesting what things I ended up using for clues - foliage, language on signs, license plates, shop names, etc.  My closest so far was .1 miles (it plopped me down in front of an easily-identifiable restaurant which was named for the bay it was in, which I've been to) and my farthest was mixing up Scotland and New Zealand  :P

Now I'm hooked!

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Belle wrote:

"I just learned last week that North Korea and South Korea are on the northeast side of China, right near Japan. I always thought they were southwest of China, far away from Japan (sort of in the area of Thailand). I would have bet money on it, but I was very wrong.
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It's possible, assuming you're American, that you were confused because another "North/South" country in our history is near Thailand, that being Vietnam.  It's no longer split like Korea but many people older than thirty still have North Vietnam/South Vietnam in their memory, and it also abuts China to its north, so the confusion is reasonable.

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guihong

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I confess I cheated ;).  The geography game popped me out right in front of a high school sign, so I Googled it in another window  ;D.



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I got plopped down on an unmarked road in the middle of pine trees. After wandering around and only finding one sign, which was too small to read (and blurry when I zoomed in), I just guessed Washington, US.

Nope. It was Sweden.
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I got plopped down on an unmarked road in the middle of pine trees. After wandering around and only finding one sign, which was too small to read (and blurry when I zoomed in), I just guessed Washington, US.

Nope. It was Sweden.

I got the road outside of our farm. At first I thought no way. But It had the Rolling Oaks Pillar and the new Spanish style house that mark our overgrown hidden dirt road.
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OK, we have a GeoGuessr spin-off thread. Enjoy!

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=128815.0
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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1045 on: November 25, 2013, 07:37:10 PM »

I had to tell my freshman year roommate not to sleep in a certain sort of feminine product. To my horror, she did so all the time and had never even heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome!  :o

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1046 on: November 25, 2013, 07:53:04 PM »

I had to tell my freshman year roommate not to sleep in a certain sort of feminine product. To my horror, she did so all the time and had never even heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome!  :o

That's not a bad thing. TSS comes for keeping it in too long, so if she was keeping it in all day AND sleeping with it in, then yeah problem.  But just overnight won't cause it. 

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1047 on: November 25, 2013, 07:58:06 PM »

I had to tell my freshman year roommate not to sleep in a certain sort of feminine product. To my horror, she did so all the time and had never even heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome!  :o

That's not a bad thing. TSS comes for keeping it in too long, so if she was keeping it in all day AND sleeping with it in, then yeah problem.  But just overnight won't cause it.

At the risk of TMI, I've done that (sleep with it) quite a few times...but usually I'm sleeping 6-ish hours, not a full night. I was under the impression TSS came from 12+ hours.
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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1048 on: November 25, 2013, 08:22:19 PM »

I had to tell my freshman year roommate not to sleep in a certain sort of feminine product. To my horror, she did so all the time and had never even heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome!  :o

That's not a bad thing. TSS comes for keeping it in too long, so if she was keeping it in all day AND sleeping with it in, then yeah problem.  But just overnight won't cause it.

At the risk of TMI, I've done that (sleep with it) quite a few times...but usually I'm sleeping 6-ish hours, not a full night. I was under the impression TSS came from 12+ hours.

I suspect WishUponAStar was going by the manufacturer's maximum wearing times, which is usually specified on the box/directions. We probably shouldn't get into a discussion of how long is really "too long" or this is going to stray into medical advice and get locked.

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1049 on: November 25, 2013, 08:32:43 PM »

I had to tell my freshman year roommate not to sleep in a certain sort of feminine product. To my horror, she did so all the time and had never even heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome!  :o

That's not a bad thing. TSS comes for keeping it in too long, so if she was keeping it in all day AND sleeping with it in, then yeah problem.  But just overnight won't cause it.

At the risk of TMI, I've done that (sleep with it) quite a few times...but usually I'm sleeping 6-ish hours, not a full night. I was under the impression TSS came from 12+ hours.

I suspect WishUponAStar was going by the manufacturer's maximum wearing times, which is usually specified on the box/directions. We probably shouldn't get into a discussion of how long is really "too long" or this is going to stray into medical advice and get locked.

I'll just clarify real quick that she did mention something about all day use as well, IIRC. I apologize for not mentioning that in my OP! I was more shocked that she knew nothing about TSS or the consequences of keeping it on ''too long.''