How many countries can you name in 10 minutes?

Looking for a way to kill 10 minutes at work before 5 o’clock strikes?  Check out http://andys.org.uk/countryquiz/ for a fun game. A timer will count down 10 minutes, while you type in as many of the 192 member states of the United Nations as you can.  The site’s not perfect, so I’ll give you a ...

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Looking for a way to kill 10 minutes at work before 5 o'clock strikes?  Check out http://andys.org.uk/countryquiz/ for a fun game. A timer will count down 10 minutes, while you type in as many of the 192 member states of the United Nations as you can. 

The site's not perfect, so I'll give you a hint. For the most part, countries are listed as they are commonly known, as opposed to their official names. For example, North Korea is listed as "North Korea," and not as "Democratic People's Republic of Korea." It's a lot harder than it sounds. I got 120, then saw which ones I missed and slapped myself silly upside the head. Remember ... no cheating! 

(Hat tip: Kottke)

Looking for a way to kill 10 minutes at work before 5 o’clock strikes?  Check out http://andys.org.uk/countryquiz/ for a fun game. A timer will count down 10 minutes, while you type in as many of the 192 member states of the United Nations as you can. 

The site’s not perfect, so I’ll give you a hint. For the most part, countries are listed as they are commonly known, as opposed to their official names. For example, North Korea is listed as “North Korea,” and not as “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” It’s a lot harder than it sounds. I got 120, then saw which ones I missed and slapped myself silly upside the head. Remember … no cheating! 

(Hat tip: Kottke)

Christine Y. Chen is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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