Word Scramble - U.S. States

Beat the clock to unscramble the names of these American states. The answers change every time!
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: August 31, 2018
First submittedSeptember 23, 2013
Times taken284,595
Average score80.0%
Rating4.95
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Level 79
Dec 5, 2013
Just wondering, is there a reason that Texas wasn't scrambled?
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Level 75
Nov 18, 2015
It happened to me too! The odds of randomly mixing the letters A, E, S, T and X and coming up with "texas" are 1 in 120.
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Level 54
May 12, 2017
The chances of it happening twice are one in 14,400, so what are the odds? Pretty good, actually, since so many people have taken this quiz - this implies that one in three people will comment if they get 'TEXAS' scrambled correctly.
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Level 42
Oct 22, 2018
it also happened to me, there must be some kind of error @jetpunk, what are teh ooddss.
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Level 25
Aug 24, 2020
@Aesthus and Roteswasser: no, the chance that it happens twice in a row is one in 14,400. But every time somebody has texas, the chance is 1 in 120. So many people have encountered this :)
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Level 53
Oct 23, 2020
I got alamaba. Im very sad right now.
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Level 66
Jun 25, 2021
Remember that not everyone will have one of their answers being Texas; the odds of a person getting a scrambled 'Texas' is more like 1 in 250.
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Level 41
Aug 26, 2021
i got ivrginia lol
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Level 26
Aug 30, 2021
i took this quiz a while ago when i was unable to comment and got maine unscrambled into anime
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Level 37
Apr 3, 2022
i got nedava
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Level 16
Oct 29, 2021
breasts
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Level 35
Jan 12, 2022
excuse me
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Level 40
Dec 6, 2013
18/20

I could have done better. But it is still good, given the fact that I am not an American.

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Level 44
Jul 15, 2021
I am not American and I got 20/20

I am Indonesian

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Level 49
Dec 8, 2013
I was unable to unscramble "eabsakm" into "Nebraska". Please fix typo.
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Level 35
Dec 9, 2013
There was no typo. The "m" was probably an "r" and an "n" right next to each other, which made the letter look like an "m".
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2022
(rn) (m)... I can see it
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Level 31
Apr 11, 2022
):## first try
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Level 12
Dec 18, 2013
18!!
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Level 76
Jul 3, 2014
i stared at "gvietaiisrwn" for a while before i realized it was west virginia. good quiz!
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Level 63
Jul 21, 2014
Solved with 1:29 left on my second time through. Is that a record? I'm sure someone has beaten it, but I didn't see them in the comments.
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Level 37
Mar 24, 2021
I got 1:24 on my first try, I can beat it for you if you want ;)
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Level 50
May 19, 2021
I got 42 seconds.
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Level 43
Aug 23, 2014
Skipped the ones I didn't know, then panicked when I couldn't get them. Finally got the last one (Louisiana) with one second left.
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Level 70
Aug 31, 2014
What the crap happened to Kansas. I mean seriously whoa there like lets think about this
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Level 57
Dec 2, 2014
Some of you are too much wanking...
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Level 75
May 12, 2016
Pity Newark's not a state
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Level 71
Jan 29, 2021
wth is this comment from 6 years ago lol
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Level 48
Nov 21, 2021
level 69. nice
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Level 26
Jan 21, 2015
1:29 left
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Level 59
Feb 7, 2015
Done with 34sec remaining. Not bad, for a first timer (and British as well!)
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Level 14
Mar 25, 2015
Got em all!! Fun quiz
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Level 25
Apr 24, 2015
good fun this one
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Level 82
May 12, 2015
In the description, I think you mean the answers change EVERY time, not ever time.
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Level 77
May 12, 2016
Depends what part of the US he's from. Here in the midsouth that's the way many say it even though it ain't correct. :)
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Level 63
Jul 18, 2015
Rhode Island tripped me up, but I got 'em all.
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2015
I've done this quiz so much now I can just see the states pretty much straight away,I'm just trying over and over to get it done with 1:30 or more left though, so far my best is 1:28 :/
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Level 72
Sep 19, 2015
alaska and iowa were already spelled correctly for me
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Level 36
Dec 13, 2015
100% With 1:19 remaining. If you know all of the U.S. states, this will be a very easy quiz.
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2016
im only 8 and got 18/20 because i wasn't fast enough
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Level 48
Nov 21, 2021
I'm 8 and I got 20/20 on my first try (@maethowie, you'd probably be 13 by the time I typed this comment)
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Level 62
Jul 30, 2022
Well I’m 18 and got 20/20. Please clap for me.
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2016
It would be funny if Massachusetts was already spelled correctly
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Level 50
Feb 24, 2016
0:57 FIRST TRY FOR AN 11 YEAR OLD!!!
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Level 77
May 12, 2016
Good job!
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Level 36
Mar 27, 2016
I got 200000000 out of 20 and I'm a Martian from an outer Galaxy. Stop showing off guys we don't need to know how you did :P
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Level 69
Apr 13, 2016
20/20 with 1:10 left
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Level 63
May 7, 2016
What are the chances of getting each one unscrambled? Just asking, not that I got it
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Level 36
May 12, 2016
Ugh, couldn't think of Maryland. But I like how Ohio isn't scrambled at all.
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Level 44
May 12, 2016
I was lucky to get Oregon spelled out
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Level 23
May 12, 2016
Finished with time to spare! Not bad for a Canadian. ;)
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Level 38
May 12, 2016
20/20 with 1:14 left
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Level 63
May 14, 2016
i always miss massachussets as i always get the spelling wrong
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Level 77
Oct 22, 2018
Think of it as large groups of sneezes - "mass achoo sets" and then change the oo to u and add a t...actually that may be harder to remember than the actual spelling. Never mind.
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Level 53
Mar 15, 2021
This didn't age well for me...
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Level 51
May 15, 2016
I didn't get Minnesota. I LIVE in Minnesota.
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Level 55
May 16, 2016
Haha one of the "scrambled" states on my test was "idaho." That was a tough one!
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Level 24
Jun 11, 2016
20 with 1:23 remaining. I hope no one missed Arizona since it isn't scrambled. :-)
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Level 46
Apr 16, 2018
The answers change ever time!
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Level 46
Oct 25, 2016
1:13 remaining on my first try
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Level 81
Nov 1, 2016
Much easier than countries or cities.
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Level 81
Nov 1, 2016
"Airzona", huh? Nup. I got nothing. No idea.
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Level 56
Nov 17, 2016
Some are easier than others. The first time i got them all with 15 seconds left, this last time i did it with 1 minute 20 seconds left.
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Level 49
Nov 21, 2016
1:09 left, not too shabby.
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Level 51
Dec 12, 2016
1.10 left, first try, from NZ, and the typing was a bit better on this one
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Level 32
Jan 26, 2017
15/20 on my first go. Damn you for giving me Massachusetts and Tennessee.
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Level 32
Jan 26, 2017
On my first go Ohio was scrambled into 'Ohio'.
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Level 30
Feb 2, 2017
missed georgia and indiana
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Level 61
Feb 25, 2017
Mississippi was spelt exactly right on mine :)
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Level 58
Mar 1, 2017
20/20 with 1:20 remaining!
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Level 37
May 9, 2017
hmmm...I am hoping everyone gets "Utah"
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Level 37
Jun 3, 2017
OMG I got anime
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Level 40
Jun 14, 2017
Ohio and Iowa are spelt the same way in the quiz
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Level 53
Jun 14, 2017
I hope everyone who is American and took this quiz got 100%, unless you are just a really horrible typer.
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Level 20
Jul 2, 2017
20/20 2mins remaining just enough to be born.
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Level 68
Jul 25, 2017
If you get the odd chance Massachusetts is not scrambled you should win $10. I'll bet the odds are miniscule.
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Level 24
Aug 14, 2017
100% with 0:19 seconds left - wow!! (considering I am English and I cannot do unscrambling for toffee!!)
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Level 47
Sep 13, 2017
Boom. 100% w/ a full minute left.
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Level 49
Sep 13, 2017
just got illinois wasn't scrambled lol
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Level 64
Sep 28, 2017
Indiana wasn't scrambled!
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Level 38
Nov 10, 2017
20/20, cool! Nevada took me some seconds tho... As a european it's nice to learn so much about America through jetpunk.
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Level 48
Nov 14, 2017
got everything but my own state
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Level 45
Jan 4, 2018
20/20 with 4 seconds left and I got Oklahoma at the last second
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Level 71
Jan 27, 2018
Think you know where the States of USA are? ….. try my "Walk the coast of USA quiz"……

here it is

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Level 71
Feb 14, 2018
This may be nitpicky but at the top it says:''ever time'' instead of ''every time''.Wich i think is wrong
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Level ∞
Feb 16, 2018
Fixed
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Level 57
Mar 18, 2018
1:14 remaining, i'm from spain :)
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Level 8
Apr 18, 2018
I got 18 out of 20
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Level 24
May 5, 2018
1:26 remaining. Wasn't that bad, though still trip-up-able.
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Level 8
May 6, 2018
Tried again and got them all
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Level 50
May 28, 2018
Got them all and I'm a British x
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Level 65
Jun 27, 2018
20/20
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Level 31
Jul 27, 2018
First clue was: "Ohio". I sat there for a few seconds wondering what else it could possibly be.
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Level 65
Jul 30, 2018
20/20 with a minute left 😉😉🇺🇸🇺🇸
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2018
I love these quizzes where the answers are scrambled randomly and you don't get the same ones every time. Makes it fun to take the quiz several times (also makes it harder to cheat). can regular users make this kind of quiz, or only Quizmaster?
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Level 73
Oct 22, 2018
wow 20/20 twice in a row, thought it'd be much more difficult.
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Level 66
Oct 22, 2018
20/20 with 32 seconds left, and I'm not even American!
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Level 44
Oct 22, 2018
20/20 first try
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Level 83
Oct 22, 2018
Quite a bit easier than many similar quizzes.
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Level 91
Oct 23, 2018
1:34 remaining - has anyone bettered this time? Just to be clear, I am not trying to brag, just curious as to where I stand amongst those who can do this and also type reasonably quickly...
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2020
I finished with 1:38 remaining 😊
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Level 33
Oct 23, 2018
You all are excited over Ohio scrambles as Ohio or Texas as Texas. But what are the odds that I end up with Pennsylvania scrambled as Pennsylvania? On a side note, I got Mississippi as iimpisspiss.
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Level 90
Apr 26, 2021
If I did my math right, 1 chance in 39,916,800.

Imagine the letters are in a hat, and you need to choose them in the right order. At first there are 12 letters in the hat, and you need to pull a P, your chances are 1 in 12. If you get that, then you need to pull the E out of the remaining letters, chances of doing so are 1/11. Next you need to pull an N, but there are 3 in the remaining letters, so 3/10... and so forth. Formula is below.

1/(1/12 * 1/11 * 3/10 * 2/9 * 1/8 * 1/7 * 1/6 * 1/5 * 2/4 * 1/3 * 1/2 * 1/1)

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Level 53
Nov 10, 2018
Really thought number 3 was gonna be Nebraska lol
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Level 30
Jan 23, 2019
20/20. Good for a Limey
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Level 16
Jan 26, 2019
finished with 1:07 left
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Level 59
May 8, 2019
Only missed 2, but I got the rest like instantly.
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Level 59
Jan 14, 2020
Rushed 19, stopped for a while on 1
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Level 32
Jul 17, 2019
I’m better at the one for Countries (O0F
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Level 29
Oct 7, 2019
I'm from Anacortes, Washington, and the only one I missed was Washington
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Level 44
Oct 23, 2019
I almost missed himcgnia. IM FROM HIMCGNIA
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Level 30
Feb 12, 2020
Finished after 0:36, and I'm not even American
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Level 43
May 21, 2020
I beat this first try without cheating, and I'm not American. I'm Canadian!
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2020
Finished with 1:38 remaining (first try); could have done faster if I typed more accurately.
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Level 25
Mar 6, 2021
I have gotten way to many times where Utah, Idaho, Iowa and Texas aren't scrambled
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Level 39
Mar 10, 2021
Finished with 1:11 remaining but am a slow typer.
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Level 53
Apr 15, 2021
i got baaaaml, perfect
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2021
hmm what could that be?
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Level 25
May 6, 2021
alabama
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2021
Iowa, hmmm what state is that? Gee, i dont know!
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Level 27
Apr 28, 2021
Ohio was mismatched as Ohio for me lol
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Level 30
Jul 9, 2021
Well, out of the 50 states, this quiz allows 20 random states, so the odds of Ohio showing up is 20/50, or 2/5.

Also, when 4 letters are scrambled there is a 1/24 chance of it being the same, but in Ohio's case it is doubled because of the two "O"'s in it's name. This means the odds are 1/12.

Multiplying the 2 fractions: 1/12*2/5=2/60. And we can simplify that by dividing each side by 2.

Equation: (2/60)/2=1/30.

1/30

There is a 1/30 chance for "Ohio" to be scrambled as "Ohio" on this quiz.

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Level 25
May 6, 2021
Got 20/20 with 59 seconds left
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Level 24
May 6, 2021
1:08 lets gooooo
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Level 66
Aug 19, 2021
Great! But did you better -- 1:24! =)
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Level 46
Feb 5, 2022
yeah I got 1:25!
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Level 43
Oct 6, 2021
bruh maine appeared as "anime" to me
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Level 37
Dec 28, 2021
I'm ashamed of myself. I missed MY OWN state. I got 17/20 and missed my home state.
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Level 46
Feb 5, 2022
At least make it hard, 20/20 on the first try
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Level 31
Apr 11, 2022
18/20 first try

Missed deleware and louisiana

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Level 20
Apr 17, 2022
@thailand I got girnaiiv
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Level 35
Jun 10, 2022
Fun! Missed Washington😑
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Level 35
Jun 13, 2022
Retry... 100%%%%%%