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#1 May 13 2013 at 2:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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I think I topped out at 15,478. Lucked out and got a view from the bridge to the main beach in Ogunquit, Maine - my family used to vacation there every summer. I hit it to within 36 feet.

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Hit all the rest to the country within a few hundred miles or so, except for one that I guessed was Iceland which turned out to be Sweden.

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#2 May 13 2013 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
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I missed the country almost every single time, except when I got Finland right.
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#3 May 13 2013 at 2:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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I missed the country almost every single time, except when I got Finland right.


"Barren road with a few generic shrubs and no visible signage" is the bane of my existence. As a guy on my twitter feed put it:

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...if I guess SW US, it's actually Australia. If I guess Australia, it's South Africa. Guess SA - it's AZ.


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#4 May 13 2013 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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First run 9994. I got one that was on a bridge with no distinct landmarks or readables and one in the middle of Saskatchewan. :(

Second run: 14198. It's amazing how well a person can guess a general region by architecture / flora alone.

Edited, May 13th 2013 4:14pm by BrownDuck
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#5 May 13 2013 at 3:25 PM Rating: Good
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12,122 points. Got lucky with rounds 2 and 3, they gave me locations with the names posted on lamp pole signs and the sides of trucks. Smiley: lol
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#6 May 13 2013 at 4:03 PM Rating: Good
Personal best out of 10 trys.


Especially with northern hemisphere, I kept picking the right latitude. Longitude? Not so much.Smiley: frown

Edited, May 13th 2013 4:04pm by Bijou
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#7 May 13 2013 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I gave up after I got a scene that was nothing more than a dirt road out in the woods. It turned out to be in Australia. How the **** I was supposed to know that from a dirt road I have no idea.
#8 May 13 2013 at 5:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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#9 May 13 2013 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
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Getting one in Russia can be pretty rough. You can get the country right, and still miss the location by like 1,092,151 km.
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#10 May 13 2013 at 6:30 PM Rating: Good
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10969. Got a couple with very few clues.

I nailed British Colombia and Japan, but mistook Uruguay for Mexico.
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#11 May 13 2013 at 6:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Paraguay looks like every other place on Earth. I'd see deciduous trees and a paved road and guess Midwestern US... nope, Paraguay. See scrub desert and guess Australia... nope, Paraguay. Etc, etc.
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#12 May 13 2013 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
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#13 May 14 2013 at 12:30 AM Rating: Good
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I ended up with 10141, but I also didn't realize I could zoom in the mini map until the last one, so I kept ending up only getting it in the right continent. Except the time I mistook a blurry Australian license plate for a blurry Colorado license plate and guessed it was in California based on the foliage. And the time with the no signs and such that also ended up being Australia.

Got really close with the one in Germany, though, since that one I had figured out the zoom and recognized German words on the shop signs, which coupled with luck and put me within a few miles.
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#14 May 14 2013 at 6:43 AM Rating: Good
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Third (best) attempt

Frustrating when you recognise Japanese or Korean signs, but the location is an obscure island miles from the mainland.

That's pretty addictive.
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#15 May 14 2013 at 7:21 AM Rating: Good
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This thread is jacking up Live View. Smiley: mad
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#16 May 14 2013 at 8:30 AM Rating: Good
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Frustrating when you recognise Japanese or Korean signs, but the location is an obscure island miles from the mainland.

That's pretty addictive.


Damn, good one. The one off of Korea was Okinawa, Japan - did you have the poor luck of having a location dominated with Korean writing there?

Come to think of it, I bet one could get really screwed over by getting one in, say, Chinatown. Smiley: lol
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#17 May 14 2013 at 9:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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I had a road sign along a fallow field saying Marseilles was just off the next exit.

They meant Marseilles, South Africa Smiley: mad

Edited, May 14th 2013 10:16am by Jophiel
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#18 May 14 2013 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
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Ha, he is Kenyan!
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#19 May 14 2013 at 10:24 AM Rating: Good
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I had a road sign along a fallow field saying Marseilles was just off the next exit.

They meant Marseilles, South Africa Smiley: mad

Edited, May 14th 2013 10:16am by Jophiel


They're sister cities, it's easy to get them confused. Smiley: um
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#20 May 14 2013 at 11:05 AM Rating: Good
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Been following them on twitter to see what updates they roll out:

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Also thought this one from a few days ago was pretty funny:

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New version out, now with hopefully less Australia.
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#21 May 14 2013 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
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I didn't realize you could zoom in on the map you use to guess, so I thought I was pretty decent for being within 3000km of a site. Smiley: lol
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#22 May 15 2013 at 9:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Who knew there was a Paris that's NOT in Tennessee?
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Nadenu wrote:
Who knew there was a Paris that's NOT in Tennessee?


Well, yeah, have you never heard of Paris, Texas?
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#24 May 16 2013 at 7:01 AM Rating: Good
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**** it the frogs are breeding.
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#25 May 16 2013 at 7:08 AM Rating: Good
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#26 May 17 2013 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
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This is pretty cool. My first attempt left me on a highway that was in a pretty desolate area. I came to a sign saying 1043km's to Alice Springs - and I was facing E-NE. If I'd had a clue about where Alice Springs was in AU, I could have nailed that one. As it was I didn't do too bad.

My guesses about 'where' I was, went downhill from there, but I had some fun cruising around a little rural town in NZ (Paua Farm Tours this weekend!).
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#27 May 17 2013 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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Professor stupidmonkey wrote:
Nadenu wrote:
Who knew there was a Paris that's NOT in Tennessee?


Well, yeah, have you never heard of Paris, Texas?

There's a South Paris, West Paris and Paris, Maine.
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#28 May 20 2013 at 4:02 AM Rating: Good
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Make sure you read the mouseover also.
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#29 May 20 2013 at 7:00 AM Rating: Good
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15755.

**** this guy for misleading me.
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You broke Live View, again. Smiley: mad
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#31 May 20 2013 at 7:02 AM Rating: Good
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New rule: All GeoGuessr links have to go through bitly first.
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#32 May 20 2013 at 10:44 AM Rating: Good
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Timelordwho wrote:
15755.

@#%^ this guy for misleading me.

Boo, I think using google to look up the clues is cheating. Should be going on your own knowledge.
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#33 May 20 2013 at 12:42 PM Rating: Good
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Sounds like the words of someone who hates winning.
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#35 Jun 03 2013 at 2:06 AM Rating: Good
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Looks like you fell prey to the Russian trap.
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#37 Jun 03 2013 at 7:31 AM Rating: Good
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Looks like you fell prey to the Russian trap.
Tricksy Spetsnaz.
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#38 Jun 03 2013 at 5:39 PM Rating: Good
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I got lucky @_@
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I got lucky @_@


I've found there are ways to "cheat" it by using various script blocking methods. You can get it to give you the answer yet not advance to the next question, allowing you to move the guess...
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#40 Jun 04 2013 at 7:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Are you proud of that? Proud at cheating at an online nerd game?
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