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#1 2006-02-23 23:10:00

ganesh
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Hidden countries

Names of countries are hidden in the sentences. For example, Mother told them to go back home as soon as the match finished. The hidden country is Togo.

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#2 2006-02-24 03:46:13

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Re: Hidden countries

10/10, but I made a program to scan all the sentences and compare them with names of countries lol

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#3 2006-02-24 05:44:09

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Re: Hidden countries

I also got 9/10. All but the last one. Some of them were quite obvious though, because they had words that you wouldn't normally use in sentences, just so that they could hide a country in there.


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#4 2006-02-24 17:05:55

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Re: Hidden countries

I got 9/10 too. The second one got me.

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#5 2006-02-24 17:32:06

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Re: Hidden countries

Lol, I got a 4/10. Not my thing I guess. big_smile


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#6 2006-02-24 18:27:30

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Re: Hidden countries

I got 10/10 ...

... no, not really, there were three of us gathered around the screen helping each other.


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#7 2012-05-02 13:08:06

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Re: Hidden countries

10/10. The last one is a toughie.


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#8 2012-05-03 09:20:53

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Re: Hidden countries

I got 10/10 no help from anyone or anything!:D

the 2nd one was a bit tricky but I got there in the end, the last one was a bit tough (useless fact: it's the only country that begins with that letter!!!)

what I looked for was unusually word combinations:D


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#9 2012-05-03 09:27:52

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Re: Hidden countries

The one they wrote isn't considered an independent country,but there are others that begin with that letter.


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#10 2012-05-03 09:41:54

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Re: Hidden countries

anonimnystefy wrote:

The one they wrote isn't considered an independent country,but there are others that begin with that letter.

what do you mean?

I just looked at a list of all the countries in the world and first that country was listed and second there were no other countries of that letter!


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#11 2012-05-03 09:45:03

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Re: Hidden countries

It is not a real country. It depends on the source.


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#12 2012-05-03 09:47:16

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Re: Hidden countries

anonimnystefy wrote:

It is not a real country. It depends on the source.

OK but you still said there were other countries beginning with that letter, yet according to that list I just saw there aren't any? I don't understand.


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#13 2012-05-03 09:48:51

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Again,it depends on the source. Google for countries that start with that letter. It should be easier.


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#14 2012-05-03 09:59:24

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Re: Hidden countries

anonimnystefy wrote:

Again,it depends on the source. Google for countries that start with that letter. It should be easier.

just done that and every site I've tried says the same thing that there's only one, Are we talking about the same country here?


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#15 2012-05-03 10:05:30

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I hope. The cousin of Narwals right? Hope you get the clue wink


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#16 2012-05-03 10:09:04

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Re: Hidden countries

never heard of it.

like I say I can't find any mention of another country of that letter.

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#17 2012-05-03 10:20:29

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Re: Hidden countries

Oh,that one!


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#18 2012-05-06 15:13:16

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Re: Hidden countries

I too wasn't sure that "it" was a country or a territory. But I went with country and got it.

I scored 9/10. (Did not get #10)

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