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Timepass [Mar. 19th, 2006|03:06 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
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I'm bored. I'm always bored when I have too much work to do and I don't know what to start on. So here's a hopefully interesting, if slightly nerdy, game to pass the time with a group of friends.

You have five minutes. Each person tries to write down the names of as many countries as they can. Whoever has the most wins. Difficulty: no typing, only writing :)

It's harder than it sounds. I had 71.
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[User Picture]From: mssnlayam
2006-03-19 05:10 pm (UTC)
I had 76.
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[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2006-03-20 09:50 pm (UTC)
I managed 76 as well (+2, but time was up, and I decided to leave it at that:D
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-03-20 09:58 pm (UTC)
I feel so outnerded!
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[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2006-03-22 02:42 am (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better- I could manage only around another 40 in the next 15 minutes, that is 116 in 20 minutes.Damn inertia!:D
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[User Picture]From: sunson
2006-03-20 08:46 am (UTC)
I didn't try the game but I get damn bored when there is too much of work to do. Work should come in a cute boat sailing on a really calm, big, empty river. :)
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-03-20 09:11 am (UTC)
"Work fascinates me. I can sit and stare at it for hours." -- unknown
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[User Picture]From: rfc9000
2006-03-21 03:33 pm (UTC)
I think this quote is from none other than the quintessential Calvin!
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-03-21 06:47 pm (UTC)
Now that you mention it, yes, it must have been from Calvin's mouth that I heard it.
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From: nicertry
2006-03-25 10:15 am (UTC)
had 86 ..
seems like there is a lot of geographical locality in the way i ended up coming up with these names -- eg .. pick s.africa and come up with countries close to it.. pick scandinavia get all countries tehre ..pick indochina get all countries there ..

wonder if anyone else noticed how they got the countries .. is it a random hop from one to the other?

surprising --> us was one of the last thoughts :-), and pakistan didnt figure
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-03-25 11:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I award you this medal for winning this game:



You'd better find it funny because it took me the better part of an hour to learn enough gimp to create it!

I had "country god" at first but I think this was funnier.

//pic is pun involving IITM slang, in the unlikely event that someone else wanders here by mistake.
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From: nicertry
2006-03-26 06:34 am (UTC)
flattered :-)
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