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The Voyage of Darwin - Animated Map Quiz

Name the cities and islands visited by Charles Darwin on his legendary voyage aboard the HMS Beagle.

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Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: February 19, 2023
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First submittedDecember 1, 2021
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UK to Brazil
Dec 1831 - Jul 1832
Plymouth
Madeira
Canary Islands
Cape Verde
Salvador
Rio de Janeiro
 
                                            
 
Patagonia Atlantic Coast
Jul 1832 - Jun 1834
Montevideo
Buenos Aires
Tierra del Fuego
Falkland Islands
 
                                             
 
Pacific Coast & Islands
Jun 1834 - Dec 1835
Valparaiso (Santiago)
Concepción (Valdivia)
Lima
Galapagos Islands
Tahiti
Bay of Islands
 
                                              
 
Australia to UK
Jan - Oct 1836
Sydney
Tasmania
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Mauritius
Cape Town
Saint Helena
Ascension Island
The Azores
Falmouth
 
                                              
89 Comments
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Level 85
Dec 1, 2021
The route has been necessarily simplified, particularly in South America where years were spent sailing up and down the coasts, though I've tried to give a more accurate impression than some maps which depict a simple forward journey around the continent.

Some of Darwin's opinions of those he encountered have been included for colour and reflect the point of view of one young man born into "the wealthy professional upper class of early British bourgeois society" in the heyday of British colonialism. I hope no offence is taken. (Having personally spent time in beautiful Kerikeri with its lovely people, very close to the Bay of Islands, I can say that my opinions differ from his somewhat!)

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Level 85
Dec 1, 2021
Likewise, his support of missionaries has been included as a point of interest, especially given that his publishings on evolution would create much debate over religion. Darwin had originally intended to join the clergy and his initial zeal for science was wrapped up in natural theology whereby a deity is seen acting through the laws of nature. Indeed he initially looked for "centres of creation" to explain the distribution of species on the voyage.

As his ideas on evolution developed Darwin became critical of the Bible as a historical document, though when he finally published his theory of natural selection, which removed the need for intelligent design, he still considered himself a theist. This view subsequently fluctuated, though he never became an atheist. Although Darwin had stopped attending church with his family for decades, preferring to walk instead, in his final years he described himself as agnostic.

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Level 78
Dec 1, 2021
I am blown away by this map! The animation is really smooth and beautiful, and the concept is fantastic! Nominated, really hope this gets featured!
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Level 85
Dec 1, 2021
Thanks a lot Fuse, glad you like it!
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Level 54
Dec 1, 2021
Wow, wow, wow! Amazing quiz and animation! The ship crossing the seas is just beautiful, and all the animations, this one included, are so fluid. That's amazing! This is a beautiful homages to this major scientist.

Congratulations for this incredible quiz, and nominated, although I know this nom will be completely useless in a few hour, when QM will consult his emails and notice that overtired striked again. ;-)

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Level 58
Dec 1, 2021
insane. overtired is on a completely different level, that's for sure
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Level 71
Dec 1, 2021
Amazing quiz! I seem to remember a few months back you told me about this. It reminds me a lot of my own explorer map quizzes, but better! I especially find the bobbing ship and the ship's logs to be really nice touches, things that I never would never have come up with myself. The map itself is also beautiful. Nominated!

P.S. I think the dates on your table are wrong. The latter two columns say "June 1934 - Dec 1935" and "Jan - Oct 1936," and I'm guessing you meant "June 1834 - Dec 1835" and "Jan - Oct 1836."

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Level 85
Dec 1, 2021
Thanks JW :) Whoops, have fixed those dates. They definitely didn't take 100 years getting through the Strait of Magellan...!
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2021
This "quiz" is truly amazing. It is really more of a interact exabit about Darwin's journey. Transitions are smooth, ship animation is great, and I learned a lot while taking it! This might be my favorite quiz!
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Level 85
Dec 17, 2021
Thanks Maxi, glad you enjoyed it :)
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Level 65
Dec 17, 2021
Amazing quiz! It would have been great without the animations (which you added) and would have been fine without the log(which you added too) and overall the quiz is very intresting and informative and the additions make it so much more fun :0

Would love to see more quizzes like this as I loved the combination of testing your geography knowledge and learning about history!!!

Maybe do something with silk road/alexander the great, exploration of africa, phonesians, british/spanish exploration of the new world and more!

Enjoy the nomination and spotlight!!

Recommended by Maxi :P

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Level 85
Dec 17, 2021
Thanks very much! :)
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Level 63
Dec 23, 2021
Wow! Great Quiz as always overtired!
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Level 74
Dec 23, 2021
Excellent!
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Level 70
Dec 23, 2021
Can't believe this isn't featured yet...

This quiz has surpassed mere excellence! :D

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Level 88
Dec 28, 2021
Excellent quiz! I neglected to check out the ship's log on my first take, so took it a second time to get the full experience. Fascinating stuff!
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Level 43
Apr 9, 2022
One of the best map quizzes I have seen so far. Keep it up!

Nominated, of course.

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Level 75
Apr 17, 2022
Wow that was incredible, thank you so much overtired!
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Level 85
Apr 21, 2022
You’re welcome. Thanks for the kind comment :)
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Level 71
Apr 21, 2022
after typing the fourth answer the page refreshes every time 🙁
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Level 85
Apr 21, 2022
Huh, that’s weird. On what browser and computer?
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Level 59
Feb 4, 2023
I have the same problem. I am using my iPhone’s safari app and browser (the browser runs through Google). Mine refreshes after question four or it displays a black error screen.
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Level 65
Apr 21, 2022
Same. I’m using a iPhone. The browser says the website is “repeatedly failing”.
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Level 85
Apr 22, 2022
Huh, works fine for me on my iPhone. Maybe it’s a Safari version issue.
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Level 85
Jun 26, 2022
Using Safari and the latest OS update?

I can’t recreate the problem on my iPhone.

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Level 62
Jun 26, 2022
I had that problem as well. I got around it by simply jumping to Brazil immediately, doing the rest of the map, then looping back to the start at the end.

Still a nuisance, though. I’m not sure why it’s happening, either.

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Level 85
Feb 4, 2023
I can’t recreate this issue so not sure how to solve it, sorry. Runs fine for me on Safari on desktop and phone. Might need to have an up to date version. Safari is usually the problem…
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2022
Wow! Hands down, this was the most enjoyable jetpunk quiz I've ever taken. Thank you for creating this!
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Level 85
Apr 21, 2022
You’re welcome, glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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Level 63
Apr 21, 2022
Fantastic quiz! I spotted one typo: in the Tierra del Fuego log, you have 'nuture' instead of 'nurture'
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Level 85
Apr 21, 2022
Thanks will correct it when I update
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2022
I thought this quiz was on Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, until I looked more closely.
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Level 60
Jun 26, 2022
Leave it to overtired to get two spotlights in a day!
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Level 74
Aug 5, 2022
This is by far the most beautiful quiz I have ever seen! Well done! You have my nomination :)
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Level 85
Aug 5, 2022
Thanks very much! Glad you liked it.
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2022
Extraordinary! The idea to have a ship's log is true genius!
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Level 60
Sep 5, 2022
You should do one for your own personal travels...
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Level 84
Jan 15, 2023
The dreaded horizontal scrollbar! Maybe reduce the padding to shave a few pixels off the width.
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Level 85
Jan 15, 2023
I'm not getting a horizontal scrollbar on any browser. What are you using?
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Level 84
Feb 4, 2023
Firefox
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Level 85
Feb 5, 2023
Anyone else getting this on desktop? No scrollbar for me on Firefox or any other browser
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Level 84
Feb 22, 2023
The font stack is set to "Arial, Helvetica". It's a well-known mistake to not put "sans-serif" at the end for the benefit of the MANY operating systems that don't include either. Without that guaranteed fallback, some browsers will default to a serif font.

It's also been a bad idea to use this font stack at all ever since CSS added support for embedded fonts. We don't want Windows users to see one font, Mac users another, and Linux/Haiku/whatever users to see yet another. To ensure that everyone sees the same thing, the first font in the stack should be an embedded font. Noto Sans is the safe default sans-serif font. Add "<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Noto+Sans">" to your header template and you can use Google's CDN and bandwidth.

I'm on Windows, so my browser is loading Arial. You may be seeing Helvetica, or whatever the default is for your Linux distro, which may be why you don't have a horizontal scrollbar.

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Level 84
Feb 22, 2023
That advice is for Quizmaster, not you, overtired. (I'm a web developer for a living.)
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Level 85
Feb 23, 2023
I'm getting Arial too, not Helvetica. Don't understand the rest but I passed it on.
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Level 94
Jan 16, 2023
I want to add my humble comment to all the ones before me, this quiz is a masterpiece, both in brilliant concept and flawless execution!

This deserves publication but I think quizmaster needs to create a special category for it since it's really competing in another league here.

Special mention to the ship's log, most informative addition to any quiz I ever saw here.

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Level 56
Jan 22, 2023
wow this quiz is amazingly made, super impressive! also enjoyed reading the shiplogs for every stop, truely great.
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Level 72
Feb 3, 2023
This is probably the most impressive quiz I have seen on JetPunk. It is about time it received a feature. The map design and animations are beautiful, and the ship's log is an excellent detail.
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Level 91
Feb 3, 2023
Quizmaster, if you're ever thinking of creating a Jetpunk Hall of Fame, this one should be inducted on the first ballot.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2023
Fantastic quiz! One very small issue: I missed Falmouth/Plymouth for the first question, and when I got to the last question a text box gave away the answer.
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Level 85
Feb 3, 2023
Thanks for highlighting. I see what you mean, will fix it...!
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2023
This is amazing. Definitely one of the best quizzes on the site. I feel like I should have to pay to play a quiz this good!
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Level 70
Feb 3, 2023
Hush! Don't say that kind of thing, it might give some people ideas :D
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2023
I'd pay for some of your quizzes too! Imagine the amazing quizzes we'd get if extremely good quizzes were somehow monetized. I mean, I'd definitely watch a 10-second Chevy ad to play a quiz this good.
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Level 70
Feb 3, 2023
At last this quiz is featured!

Weird I haven't comment before but it's never too late to do it: this is one of the most aesthetic quiz I have taken on JetPunk with a topic that perfectly fits the JetPunk basics. The animations are simply perfect. In other words: this is a real masterpiece! Awesome work overtired ;)

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Level 88
Feb 3, 2023
wow one of the best quizzes ever! Bravo!
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Level 95
Feb 3, 2023
Absolutely class! As far as presentation goes, this is somehow a cut above your other outstanding work, overtired. Bravo!
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Level 83
Feb 3, 2023
Great quiz.Looks great and worked smoothy on my phone.Great work.
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Level 95
Feb 4, 2023
Beautiful and ingenious quiz. Thanks for it!
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Level 79
Feb 5, 2023
almost never comment.. this quiz was so magical, had to say something.. just A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
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Level 74
Feb 5, 2023
I did this quiz twice so I could read teh logs the second time. So enjoyable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2023
Fantastic quiz!

I was torn between wanting to answer as quickly as possible, and wanting to read everything in the ship log!

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Level 68
Apr 8, 2024
I answered those I knew, then went around again and scanned the logs for those I didn't. And Now (when I am back from the shop getting some cocos based chocolate treats..) I will do it again to peacefully read the logs ( and perhaps I'll remember the ones I missed too)
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Level 89
Feb 10, 2023
The best quizzes on JetPunk are educational like this.
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Level 72
Feb 15, 2023
Can you accept "Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego" for the island in southern Patagonia? That's the full name of the island itself. Tierra del Fuego is the whole archipelago.
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Level 85
Feb 15, 2023
Added, thanks
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Level 69
Feb 19, 2023
lovely quiz! would you accept canaries for canary islands?
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Level 56
Feb 19, 2023
Cabo De Hornos should be accepted, or it should be made more clear that you are asking for the islands not the ports
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Level 84
Feb 20, 2023
Finally noticed that you can hover over the ship's log! Given that it doesn't overlap the route, is there any reason for it not to be on all the time?

There's a typo in the log for Saint Helena: "immutabliity".

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Level 85
Feb 23, 2023
It says HOVER HERE on it, I think it's clear enough. (If not, consider it an observation test!) I like the option to open it if you want/need it. I prefer the quiz not to be covered in required reading for those who just want to play it as a map quiz.

Thanks for the typo correction, will fix when I update.

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Level 69
Feb 21, 2023
Beautifully crafted! To call this a quiz would be a disservice.
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Level 76
Mar 22, 2023
Excellent.
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Level 73
Apr 21, 2023
Great quiz! Took it multiple times to catch all of the log information and learn about this incredible voyage. Only small quibble is the clue about Concepcion since conception and birth are not the same thing.
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Level 85
Apr 21, 2023
Sure, aware of that, just figured it was close enough for a clue. If she was conceived immaculate she was also born immaculate, not long after. Other synonyms for conception tend to be a bit graphic. I'll consider any suggestions though...
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Level 86
May 9, 2023
Really cool quiz!
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Level 64
May 19, 2023
This is a fantastic quiz. Thank you! I have one small correction and one piece of supplemental information. The correction is that the Cocos (Keeling) Islands were not Australian at the time of Darwin's visit. They were "ruled" by one of the initial settlers, a merchant captain John Clunies-Ross (who had been there less than a decade). The supplemental information relates to Darwin's theory of coral reef formation, which you mention in several clues. In the 2018 book "Darwin's Evolving Identity" (which is about this theory), I argue that he did not conceive a version of the theory until he was in Tahiti in November 1835...and I offer an explanation for why he later wrote that he had effectively come up with it in South America. Thanks again for the wonderful quiz.
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Level 85
Jun 10, 2023
Thanks for the correction, will address it when I update.

And thanks too for the supplemental information. How wonderful to have a genuine Darwin scholar comment on my quiz! Had a look at reviews of your book and it seems fascinating.

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Level 65
May 29, 2023
Nice quiz, really reminds me of the travels of Marco Polo and some other Chinese explorer I forgot the name of. Really nice animations.
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Level 71
Jun 6, 2023
This is incredible
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Level 79
Aug 10, 2023
What a fabulous idea and brilliant graphics. Also, what world tour that was from the boy Darwin.
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Level 65
Nov 6, 2023
Amazing quiz.
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Level 35
Jan 6, 2024
Bro, I am lucky that I guessed all of it. Only 6 seconds left
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Level 65
Jan 21, 2024
Absolutely fantastic quiz with brilliant design! I am making a quiz about tracing the United State by guessing cities but I can't seem to animate the line. I would appreciate it if you could help me fix this.

Thanks :)

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Level 85
Jan 21, 2024
If you collaborate your quiz with me I can have a look at it and try to help. Also if you're on the Discord, or want to join, we can chat about it there :)
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Level 65
Jan 21, 2024
I sent you a request, since I don't have discord I sent you a request to join a group on JetPunk.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
Probably the best quiz I've ever done on this website. Well done !
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Level 71
Mar 14, 2024
I love this quiz! It's so nicely and well made!! Thank you!
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2024
Impressive!! And very educational!

I kept trying bounty and bounties for cocos... they are a cocos based candybar here which I don't think is known (under that name) in the uk/us. I think I came across the word once, but it was used for something completely different.

Anyway.... now I realllly want one! So I am gonna go to the store... (already started to get ready to go out the door before typing the comment haha)

(Checking what bounty is called abroad will just have to wait! Usually I do research right away, but I am off now haha)

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Level 85
Apr 8, 2024
We have Bounty bars in the UK :)
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2024
Hey you are quick!! I hadn't gone yet haha, couldn't resist reading the rest of the comments first, otherwise I might forget.

I'll bring an extra one for you as a reward for this excellent quiz :D