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Facts...Or Are They?

I will give you facts that seem right but are one noun off from being correct. Can you fix the errors and complete these sentences correctly?
Just enter the word, don't retype the whole sentence.
Change the proper noun, like changing "Sweden" to "Finland"
Replace the Country/Island/Instrument/Territory/Capital for each question, depending on what the question is.
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Last updated: January 9, 2024
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First submittedDecember 11, 2022
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The world's most populated country is China.
India, not China.
The largest island in the world is New Guinea.
Greenland, not New Guinea.
The world's largest producer of cocoa is Brazil.
Ivory Coast, not Brazil.
The first element on the periodic table is Helium.
Hydrogen, not Helium.
The Viola is the smallest string instrument.
Violin, not Viola.
The smallest territory in Canada is Nunavut.
Yukon, not Nunavut.
Russia has the most time zones in the world.
France, not Russia.
Russia borders 10 countries.
Brazil, not Russia.
Sydney is the Capital of Australia.
Canberra, not Sydney.
Panama hats come from Panama.
Ecuador, not Panama.
Egypt contains the most Pyramids.
Sudan, not Egypt.
The largest landlocked country is Mongolia.
Kazakhstan, not Mongolia.
The United States has the most nuclear bombs.
Russia, not The United States.
The newest nation is Montenegro.
South Sudan, not Montenegro.
The third smallest nation in the world is San Marino.
Nauru, not San Marino.
The least populated U.S. state is Vermont.
Wyoming, not Vermont.
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Level 71
Apr 25, 2023
This is a good idea but I have two gripes with this:

1. India is going to surpass China in population probably within the next month so that statement should be changed.

2. How do I know what word should be changed? For example, for the Nunavut question, I could change Nunavut to Yukon--OR, I could change smallest to largest, and it would still make sense. Maybe add a caveat that the words that need to be changed are all proper nouns/countries, or something along those lines.

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Level 63
Apr 25, 2023
1. I will change it when it happens, so keep me notified, and

2. Thanks for the suggestion, it has since been implemented.

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Level 72
Apr 25, 2023
As of yesterday, statement number one IS a fact.
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Level 75
Apr 25, 2023
Tried Cote d'Ivoire, was surprised it wasn't the answer. Tried Ghana. Then tried random stuff. Then gave up.
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Level 74
Apr 25, 2023
As did I.
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Level 63
Apr 26, 2023
added the type-in.
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Level 67
Apr 25, 2023
I agree with JWatson24 that the concept of the quiz is a little too loose at the moment. As another example, you could replace "cocoa" with something like "coffee" and get a true fact: The world's largest producer of coffee is Brazil. Also, some of these require changing multiple words, not just one ("The United States", "New Guinea"). Maybe you could restructure the questions so that the very last word is the one that needs changed in every question? Or they could be underlined? The alternative is writing questions where there is really only one word that can be changed to make a fact but that sounds pretty difficult to create...
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Level 55
Apr 25, 2023
With the whole India China situation, you can't tell which country actually has more people unless you counted the almost 3 billion people in those countries. I would change it to something else entirely.
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Level 66
Apr 25, 2023
It says one word away from being correct. What if you don't need to replace a word? I could just add "not" to all of these and ace the quiz.

Jokes aside, you should really add some better explanation on what kind of answer the quiz aims for, it took me a while to get the first answer right, because I was trying a lot of different words that would make the sentence correct.

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Level 60
Apr 30, 2023
I tried "was" for the first one.
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Level 60
Apr 25, 2023
Yukon is the smallest territory?

Edit: Territory not province. My bad. Should probably change that question though, it’s really confusing.

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Level 63
Apr 25, 2023
I understand the confusion, but I think it's best to have a more difficult question.
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Level 77
Apr 25, 2023
Yeah, I tried “Russians” to replace “Time Zones” and it didn’t work! Seriously, though, I think the quiz is generally pretty straightforward for what it is going for. Otherwise you might as well just ask, “What’s the most populous country in the world?” rather than giving it in the guise of a fact. So good job!
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Level 63
Apr 25, 2023
I tried creating a fun concept, but it seems I failed in the end. Won't stop me from trying to fix it!
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Level 77
Apr 25, 2023
I think it worked OK. It’s not so much to ask that quiz takers do a little trial and error.
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Level 85
Apr 25, 2023
I thought it was a good puzzle. The only thing is, in the instructions, it says one noun off from being correct. I think numbers are adjectives.

But this is a good idea for a quiz.

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Level 63
Apr 26, 2023
That's my bad, the question has since been replaced.
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2023
A bit of critique: I would try to steer away from having two Russias and South Sudan shouldn't be accepted for Sudan. As it is, I was able to get a few two-in-ones. Another way to fix this would be adding yellow box.

Australia could be replaced with New South Wales.

Fun quiz idea!

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Level 63
Oct 9, 2023
I've since changed the way some answers work, and I think Australia is fine as is, though I appreciate the suggestion.
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Level 59
Dec 12, 2023
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