Quiz : Can you tell which countries are missing from the map?

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:
Yogi19 posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:
Yogi19 posted:

8/10 Which is amazing for me as I’m rubbish at geography.

Surprised yourself. 

Yes but there were a couple of lucky guesses 

Me too, but I tried to eliminate what I knew and hopefully in the process finding the answer.

 I did that with the Cuba one 

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

I got all 10. 8 of them were easy, the other two were got by a process of elimination.

Coming into this a bit late, but I got 10/10 too. 

The only one that I had to be careful with was the Caribbean one: the map appeared so small on my screen that I had to zoom in to see the islands correctly. 

 

I do have some sympathy for New Zealand: not only is their flag often confused with Australia's but they really are often left off of maps: notoriously, they didn't even make it onto the original Risk game map...

 

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:
Saint posted:

6/10 and one silly mistake so ... 7/10

 

A dotted line to show location of the missing country would help

Since the point was to see if YOU noticed the missing country, a dotted line would be counter productive and would just be 'name this country'.

Yeah 

Saint posted:

6/10 and one silly mistake so ... 7/10

 

A dotted line to show location of the missing country would help

Oh .. and a silly mix up with Denmark, Sweden and Finland ... but who knows the arrangement up there anyway (interchangeable and no one would notice, lol) so . . .

 

8/10

Continuing on from New Zealand's problem with some maps, see how long it takes you to spot what's wrong with this map that appeared in Gardens Illustrated:

 

 

[BTW, I know Shetland and the Channel Islands are missing, but I'm giving GI a "bye" on those as both would appear "off the page", as it were...   ]

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:
Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

IoM and Cumbrae

Looked again and I can just make out Cumbrae!

 

So it's IoM and A

Blimey: you've got cracking eyesight if you can make out Cumbrae on that! 

TBH, at that scale I wouldn't get too bothered about them missing out the really small islands such as the Scilly Isles - it's leaving out the islands that are bigger (in one case, more than twice as big) as the Isle of Wight that is unbelievable!  

 

And yes - the two you're referring to are the ones I had in mind. 

Saint posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:
Saint posted:

I can see the problem Engenie

 

AI

There are at least two major problems, Saint... 

Yes I know

A - Anglesey

I - Isle of Man ... hope it's ok to say them now

Ah, right.  You were a little too cryptic for me there, Saint: I thought "AI" meant "Anglesey Island". I had picked the map to show Anglesey missing (which has become a common, local, version of the "New Zealand effect"), but then noticed just before posting that the IoM was missing too.

 

I can sort-of understand why the Isle of Man sometimes gets left off maps, but the way in which Anglesey is often left off just seems plain weird to me. When I was young, I thought it was just part of the mainland (in the same way that a lot of people don't realise that Portsmouth - or more, accurately, Portsea - is an island), so it seemed doubly strange for it to vanish from maps.

 

This example - from the Royal Horticultural Society - has got to be the weirdest. Virtually all of Anglesey has disappeared, but they've left Holyhead on! 

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