Statistics for Mystery of the Squarest Country Lyrics

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  • This quiz has been taken 68 times
  • The average score is 50 of 108

Answer Stats

Lyrics% Correct
{Bangladesh}? No, {Bangladesh} looks like a wizard! (You think everything looks like a wizard!)
82%
{Slovakia}? No.
79%
Cuba's very long and thin and both {Koreas} are short and squat.
77%
Hmm... {Italy}'s a boot.
74%
Both the USA and {Canada} have squares in large amounts, but we're only counting countries, and states don't count.
72%
{France} is famously a hexagon, that fact is quite well known.
72%
Mozambique has got too many sides, {Uzbekistan} as well.
72%
What about {Benin} and Togo? No, they're both far too skinny.
72%
And {Australia}'s a cat-dog, and Japan we must reject.
69%
And so is {Papua New Guinea}!
69%
And {Yemen}'s more of a rectangle! Yes I can see.
69%
Burundi looks quite like a heart, {Qatar} looks like a bean.
67%
But it's not the only one, it's joined by {Sierra Leone}.
67%
{Kuwait} looks like a little thumb, Madagascar looks quite lean.
67%
{Malaysia}? Jay, {Malaysia}'s not a square! But there must be one somewhere!
67%
{North Macedonia}? Too round.
67%
Not in {Oman} or the UAE.
67%
{Poland} would look like a square if it invaded to the south.
67%
And Nauru's nearly a circle and {Somalia}'s a sock.
64%
{Georgia}? No.
64%
{India}'s a diamond and Slovenia's a splot.
64%
Is {Morocco} square? No, it's more of a stair.
64%
Little {Paraguay}'s no paradigm, Mauritania's an L.
64%
Tajikistan's quite funky, as is elephant head-shaped {Thailand}.
64%
There's no square in {Indonesia}'s 18,000 tiny islands.
64%
{Burkina Faso} is irregular, four-sided it is not.
62%
Little Rwanda? Doesn't stand a hope in hell. Nor does {Israel}. (Are we seriously going to go through every country? Yes, I think it's important.)
62%
{Guatemala} has two squarish sides in this bit in the north. But it won't meet our criteria 'cause it needs a third and fourth.
62%
If you have a lot of coastline then your sides will not be straight, so the squareness of the Philippines, Greece, and {Ireland} won't be great.
62%
{Kazakhstan} looks like a turtle with a leaf stuck in its mouth.
62%
{Mali} starts off strongly, but right here it goes to pot.
62%
They're not square and nor are Denmark, Finland, China, or {Iran}.
62%
And Malawi's like a seahorse, {Guinea-Bissau}'s a weathered rock.
59%
{Chile}'s very, very, very, very, very, long and thin.
59%
{Ghana}? Too long.
59%
Norway, {Sweden}, and New Zealand all have far too crinkly edges.
59%
{Russia}'s nothing like a square. Too long as far as I'm aware.
56%
There's no square in Singapore, Brunei, {Mauritius}, or Gabon.
56%
There's Ukraine, Venezuela, Eritrea, Cyprus and {Kosovo}!
56%
What about these little countries, {Costa Rica}, Lebanon?
56%
Little {Monaco}'s so tiny you can see the piers within.
54%
The {Vatican}? The {Vati}-can't.
54%
And Iberia would pass but {Spain} alone's not square enough.
51%
Ethiopia and {Switzerland} look like potato wedges.
51%
{Luxembourg}ers are all squares which their borders don't reflect.
51%
{San Marino}? {San Mari-no}!
51%
And {Peru} is like a resting dog, Guyana's like a ghost.
49%
Despite a square's efficiency, the {German}s don't come close.
49%
Moldova? {Guinea}? Don't be silly.
49%
So the winner of our contest,
Fitting all our tight prescriptions,
It's the squarest of the squarest!
The nation of the Pharaohs!
The land of Cleopatra!
The country where the Sphinx is!
It's the land of the {Egypt}ians!
49%
{Timor Leste}? Doesn't pass the test.
49%
And the following are countries with a sticky-outy bit: There's Afghanistan, {Namibia}, the DRC's got two.
46%
{Kiribati}? Not square, alas.
46%
South Sudan has left behind a very square North {Sudan}ese.
46%
The Gambia, {Vietnam}, and Panama all look like snakes.
46%
{Chad} looks like Jay Leno, Eswatini couldn't be rounder.
44%
{Liberia}? No.
44%
{Myanmar}'s like a genie and not even slightly boxy.
44%
{Senegal}? Not square at all.
44%
What about these landlocked countries like {Nepal} or South Sudan?
44%
While {Iraq} and Jordan's lines are straight, the angles just aren't right.
44%
{Cameroon} is like a chicken with a huge badonkadonk.
41%
{Equatorial Guinea}'s very square, but unfortunately, since its capital's on an island, then the squarest it can't be.
41%
Greenland's not a real country even though it's really big. The {UK} looks like an old witch sitting sideways on a pig.
41%
{Uganda} cannot be a square because of all the lakes.
41%
But add Ecuador and {Bahrain}, and it's massively improved.
38%
{Nicaragua} would look square if you viewed it in 3D.
38%
Some parts of {Tuvalu} look rude.
38%
{Brazil} is too triangular,
36%
If your country's made of islands, then a square you'll never be. There are loads of island nations that are mostly empty sea: Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the {Solomon Islands}, the Seychelles,
36%
The CAR so near, so far, {Botswana}'s like a flounder.
36%
This monkey is Armenian, this shooting star's {Laotian}.
36%
Tunisia and {Albania} look like each other.
36%
{Turkey} is too rectangular.
36%
If {Bolivia} expanded, then a square it just might be.
33%
Little {Liechtenstein} and the Argentines are not square in the least.
33%
{Mexico}? No, no, no, no.
33%
Syria's just a bit too slopey, and {El Salvador}'s too long. (That doesn't rhyme!)
33%
The {Dominican Republic}, that just tapers to the east.
33%
The Maldives, Micronesia, {Fiji}, the Marshall Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis,
33%
And Cote d'Ivoire and {Suriname} do well in our exam.
31%
{Mongolia} looks like a bat, the Congo's kind of foxy.
31%
Now the only countries left are ones whose squareness are the best.
If you know which ones are coming, we're incredibly impressed!
Little {Montenegro}'s square if you rotate it some degrees.
31%
{Samoa}'s like a butterfly whose wings have been removed.
31%
The angles in {Angola} mean it's nearly good to go.
31%
The {Netherlands} is flat although its edges do not fit.
31%
Algeria and {Kenya} are pentagons, Honduras is too bumpy.
28%
{Belize} has one edge here that's straight but this bit's rather lumpy.
28%
{Libya} is nearly square, it's more a parallelogram.
28%
São Tomé and Príncipe, {the Bahamas}, Cape Verde, Tonga, Vanuatu!
28%
And {Nigeria} comes close, although it bulges down below.
26%
{Azerbaijan} looks like a bird that's been run over by a truck.
26%
{Bulgaria}'s too knobbly,
26%
{Comoros} would if it were glued.
26%
Listing every country by its shape is not an easy job when inevitably loads of them look only like a blob.
So to make things more efficient, as I'm sure you've got the gist, here are all the blobby countries in a quick compiled list: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, {Belarus}, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
26%
{Portugal}? Too thin, too tall.
26%
{South Africa}'s too wobbly,
26%
Sri Lanka's like a raindrop, {Kyrgyzstan}'s a bird in flight.
26%
Haiti, Croatia, and {Zambia} all have shapes that wrap around.
23%
The {Saudis}? Too much on a slant.
23%
{Lesotho}'s sort of squarish but the angle's on the wonk.
21%
{Turkmenistan} looks like something or another.
21%
{Colombia}'s kind of squarish though its borders are quite rough.
18%
Jamaica, {Malta}, and Niger are creatures from the ocean.
18%
Cambodia, Czechia, {Djibouti}, Dominica, Estonia,
15%
{Palau} looks like a jellyfish, Pakistan looks like a duck.
15%
Grenada, {Hungary}, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania,
13%
Serbia, St. Lucia, Tanzania, {Uruguay}, Zimbabwe!
13%

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