Fun! We do quizzes like this at work. I'll have to clue them in.
Not easy. (I got it on my 3rd guess, but I think I have an advantage as a cartographer. :-) )
Love it. Got it in 2, but I've been there.
There's also this one, which is kinda like the first one (if you have the images turned off for a higher difficulty).
I should have got it on the 4th attempt but I could only think of a neighbouring region that's not even a country (I'm not great with geography) and didn't want to cheat by looking at an actual map.
Not to brag but got it in one and I have never even been to that continent.
I think by the time you got to it it was a new day. You’ve definitely been to the continent of yesterday’s.
I think Cristina is correct. Yesterday's was Saint Lucia. Today's was not an island (I also got it in one guess, also never been there).
Got it in one. Pretty distinct shape, and the fact that it appears to be oriented correctly helped for sure. Never been there either
Worldle does have an option to randomly rotate the countries....
I've been there and I *didn't* get it in one guess. "Hmm, that sure looks familiar..."
I had Nepal as yesterday's (I was trying to enter Tibet but you need to go through the proper channels for that).
Got today’s in first guess, but I’ve been there. It did have much more territory and a longer name then.
So how does that work? My first guess was a bordering country. They touch each other. But the respnse was 265km with and arrow pointing to the upper right and 99% What do those things mean?
Give me Geo guesser any day!
Gord, click on the question mark on the top line to the left of "Worldle" and all your questions will be answered.
22-02-17 Who the heck thought that would be more than a split second teaser? Bring back the Guyanas of the world.
The tragedy is I picked a neighbouring country but because it's so large it said it was over 2000km away (from the midpoint) so I tried the neighbouring continent for my next guess, not that I would have known the correct country regardless.
How many here can get today's in one guess?
Today - Feb 21 - was a one-guesser thanks to those two distinctive islands to the southeast.
I'm afraid it took me 2... :(
At least I'm not the only one who mixes up east and west.
Today's is about the same.
Don't try telling the people who live there that they are about the same.
Telling them would not be equally easy, that's for sure.
Here's another geographical guessing game: https://confluence.org/guess.php?target=&lat=&...
When you make a guess you get the great circle distance from your guess to the picture location, using that you should be able to get much closer on subsequent attempts.
Applying appropriate math, you should always be able to get that one on the second try, right?
Yes, of course! Applying the great circle formulas would always hit exactly, but estimating this in your head (or at least in mine!) is pretty hard. (Particularly when my first guess was in the wrong hemisphere...)
Bouvet Island? Who the heck would have ever heard of Bouvet Island (except perhaps a few Norwegians)?
^^^^ They have been getting increasingly and annoyingly more obscure. I couldn't even find Bouvet Island searching on Google Maps in its general area
Heard of it, yes. Expected it to make the cut as a country or territory, when other islands in that neck of the wood with actual populations don't, no. (Though shouldn't complain, having it not accept Ascension saved me one wrong guess once I'd narrowed it down to South Atlantic...)
Got Nauru in one, but Bouvet? Fail. Population zero...
...then burnt a guess or two today completely misjudging the scale!
If an island belongs to Norway, shouldn't Norway have been a good enough answer ? ;)
Very obscure, didn't keep me guessing as long as Guernsey though! But two days ago was nice and easy Greece, a week ago pretty obvious Tanzania. They seem to alternate through a couple really obscure ones, then an actual country. I suppose if they want to keep the game going through new places for longer than a year, then they need more than just countries.
I didn’t get Bouvet. Guernsey took me several guesses.
Having mapped all these places, I feel like I should do better, but those islands all merge together in my mind!
Yes, some of them like Bouvet an Guensey seem pretty bogus, but it is fun and makes me learn about new places. Plus gives me something else to complain about over my morning coffee ;-)
Sorry for this folks but every time this topic is about to disappear I'm likely to post something to bring it back to the top.
I'll help you, Gord. I got today's answer without resorting to Google Maps. A first!
Hasn’t changed today, reminding me that it took 5 tries to home in on the answer.
The Marina outline quickly narrowed down the options for today
Yeah, being able to see that level of detail made it a dead giveaway for me. First guess.
Well, I did it late last night but thought before midnight. Perhaps not. When does it change?
I don't know about Worldle but Wordle changes at midnight in my time zone.
My guess is that Worldle changes at midnight in France being a .fr url, which fits that here (NZ) the one time I've gone to it in the morning it hadn't refreshed but I do get the new one if I do it in my lunch break. Globle either exists in a similar time zone or I haven't yet hit the discrepancy between the two.
Today was the first day I was truly thrown by the rotation - apparently country A when rotated 90 degrees becomes instantly recognisable as my mental model of the outline of country B - despite only one of them being an island.
Well today's was the first one I got correct on the first guess. Yes I'm not very good at geography.
Is that today's today or Australia's today which is tomorrow? Or is it yesterday?
I'm not going to try and clear up gord's confusion, because as far as I'm concerned, you're ALL living in the past ;-)
(assuming there's no Chatham Islanders or Tongans here, that is)
Chatham Islanders or Tonga: how long before one of those is featured on Worldle?
That's rich coming from a country that doesn't seem to allow international travel.
Finally, a super easy one for N Americans!
Assuming my today is the same as tRicky's today -- I got it on the first try, too!
They're all easy ;-)
Okay, Bouvet Island was a fail for me, and a lot of those little island nations, esp in the Caribbean, are tricky.
Today's, or tomorrow's (?) is a good one for orienteers.
Not if you assume it doesn't repeat (or at least won't repeat in the relatively short time I've played).
Worldle is doing something weird today. Two different locations. A coworker brought it up and saw one, copied the URL into a chat message, then clicked on the link in the chat message and saw the other one. I saw one on my own computer earlier, and the other on my work computer when I clicked on his link.
The one I see today is a repeat from a couple of weeks ago. I guess there are only so many countries to go around.
how many guesses today, tRicky?
@slow-twitch...posted in another thread
Janet - that was the previous day's.
Couldn't for the life of me figure out today's. I think they just made that one up.
I knew it existed, but had no idea what it looked like, so that's a fail for me, after yesterday's first-guess triumph.
Today’s shouldn’t be a problem.
I think there's a definite dichotomy in the worldle world, and based on a conversation I've been having in another network, I'm going to guess that today jj had a small principality with a high concentration of wealth while most of the rest of us got sand and snakes...
In that case the answer is Dorne.
It's that island that looks like an American buffalo head spitting out some phlegm.
Wow, maybe a trichotomy, because I had a place perhaps better known by the repetitive, whimsical sounding name of it's capital city. (Same as what Gord is seeing?)
Yeah, I just looked at my work computer and I see I a different place entirely, one that looks like it couldn't possibly exist and would be terrifying if it did.
There is a cache issue, hard refresh (ctrl-f5 for me) got me to Dorne today.
Not far from Melbourne.
Recognized Tasmania instantly. Used GE to ID the big land mass to the north.
Sorry to bring this back vaguely to the topic of Wordle, but if you want to play it 3 times a day. @MOrienteer has created an app at septle.com
Today's Worldle features an appallingly erroneous silhouette.
Dorne... so again I am reminded of the unending wait. Winter might be coming but the Winds of Winter isn't.
Fun - particularly the first time whilst thinking about the process and the proportion of the movements around the globe.
Secondtime interesting. Does the photograph suggest a higher latitude? Longer twilight than where I live?
Was above 90% and closer just could not recall all the countries in the region
You must see something different. Obviously Japan.
There seem to typically be two per day,. I haven't figured out what determines which one you get. I see Japan now, but earlier it was Kiribati.
I had Japan yesterday, not what I had two hours ago.
Pleased to pick today's african nation in one.
I failed, though one of my rejected guesses was the old (ca. 1900) name for the place.
I got it in one today too, which wouldn't have happened before Worldle forced me to learn more about African geography. I'll bet Peggy gets a lot of them in one!
I'd be embarrassed if I didn't get today's in one.
I seem to be better at Globle than Worldle. With no hints at all I seem to randomly pick the correct country on early guesses when my initial attempt is on the other side of the world. It's on the ones where I get close that I start chewing through the guesses.
Globle also doesn't limit your guesses.
Just to keep it on the list.
Perhaps nothing to do with today's Worldle but does anyone know how the UAE came to have a parcel of land totally surrounded within a part of Oman that is totally surrounded by the UAE?
Yay I got today's in one for something different but I've done MTBO there.
Finally got one in one try!
Was waiting for this one to show up!
Gord's question awhile back got me thinking about enclaves and exclaves, which I think are fascinating. Check out this cool, short (ca. 7 min.) video about the Vennbahn, a spaghetti shaped piece of Belgium inside Germany. In English, with German subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEM_cp6hVeM
Includes a few maps of course.
The border between Netherlands and Belgium is pretty nuts. Likewise the border between India and Bangladesh, and until a few years ago, it was way crazier.
The boarder at our house is crazy too. She moved in back in March for three weeks then left to go travelling and has not been back in nine weeks. Of course it means we have one room less to use in our already small house. I'm considering putting her stuff out in the street (she's not paying us anything). I'm thinking that may create its own boarder dispute.
I thought Australia had no land boarders???
We call them refugees although you are correct, many do come by ocean.
There's bits missing today
Technically I believe the map is accurate as of today if one follows the name used as the answer - the far-flung "bits" are "dependencies" or "territories". Indeed a number of close-by islands have been correctly excluded.
Clockwise, St Kilda, Shetland, Lindisfarne, Wight and Scilly are missing. Some random tiny islands like Colonsay are included. That vexes the Shetlandic and Scilly islanders a fair bit. I wonder how the map is generated.
I reckon Scilly, St Kilda and Lindisfarne might be too small to show at that resolution, but clearly Wight should be visible.
The omission of Shetland would make the map unlawful if used by a government body in Scotland: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2018/12/part/3/...
Given that approximately 2/3 of Tonga was missing from their silhouette, the UK has done well here in terms of representation of small island kingdoms
Well THAT explains why I couldn't identify Tonga!
YAHOO! Set a new personal record for the least time taken to recognize a country.
I also set a new record having already guessed what it was likely to be before even going to Worldle.
This was one of those ones like Spain whre I didn't have any trouble recognizing it, but my thought was "that's so weird, I don't think I've ever seen it isolated like that". Also, the Mercator distortion makes it look kind of strange.
As soon as I saw it, I thought "Ooh, there's going to be an AP discussion about this!"
Are you guys suggesting the world isn't tubular/ cylindrical?
I suppose the Cylindrical Earth Theory is more entertaining than the Flat Earth Theory.
But yeah, Ellesmere Island isn't really as big as BC, AB, SK, and MB combined, it's really half the size of NL.
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