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Thread: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle

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    HamiltonBrowningFan
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    How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    ok... of all 50 States which is the farthest...

    North?
    South?
    East?
    West?

    good luck

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    4dogknight
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    Northernmost point: Point Barrow, Alaska
    Easternmost point: West Quoddy Head, Maine
    Southernmost point: Ka Lae (South Cape), Hawaii
    Westernmost point: Cape Wrangell, Alaska1
    Geographic center (50 states): in Butte County, S.D.
    (44' 58' N. lat., 103' 46' W. long.)
    Highest point: Mt. McKinley, Alaska (20,320 ft)
    Lowest point: Death Valley, Calif. (282 ft below sea level)

    Source:www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004924.html

    4dk


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    HamiltonBrowningFan
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    you got East wrong

    here's why

    the International Date Line goes round the world... Alaska's Aluetian Islands extend to the "other side" of that line... making Alaska the Eastern most state

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    mathman444
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    That was a good one, HBFan!

    Mathman

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    Dee4707
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    Southernmost point: Ka Lae (South Cape), Hawaii--I was there and had my picture taken by the sign.:lol: :lol:

    Dee

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    HamiltonBrowningFan
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    thank you, MathMan

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    4dogknight
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    <blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>you got East wrong
    here's why
    the International Date Line goes round the world... Alaska's Aluetian Islands extend to the "other side" of that line... making Alaska the Eastern most stat[/quote]

    Not true! According to "Saling Thru Science, International Date Line":

    www.goals.com/sailscin/dateline.htm

    "6.Notice that on the globe the IDL does not follow the 180° longitude line directly. Can you think of a reason for this?

    (Answer:The line is deflected eastward through the Bering Strait and westward of the Aleutians to prevent separating these areas by date. The line is again deflected eastward of the Tonga and New Zealand Islands in the South Pacific for the same reason)."

    See also the following sites:

    aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs..._date.html

    And from:
    www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/idl...he%20Samoa

    "Most internet sites on time zones and the IDL give incomplete or out-dated information, one of the very few that does give a correct depiction is www.worldtimezone.com/. "


    If the International Date Line were to hold absolutely to the 180° longitude line, then and only then, would your answer to the question be true.

    I stand behind my answer, 4dk


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    HamiltonBrowningFan
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    while that's true that they don't have a different time and date... they're still over the dateline :lol:

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    4dogknight
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    HBF: One of us is confused.
    If I'm understanding what you are stating is that the International Date Line is at the 180 degree parallel. And this line does not vary in degrees and that the 180 degree line runs through the Aleutian Islands.

    Am I re-stating your position correctly?

    What I'm saying is that while the IDL (International Date Line) was created at the 180 degree line, over the years through treaties the line has been 'bumped' in several places. And one of those 'bumps' is because of the sale of Alaska to the United States by Russia.

    But for a better illustration of the 'bumps' please access:
    www.goals.com/sailscin/dateline.htm

    So you can see why I'm confused when you say:
    <blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>while that's true that they don't have a different time and date... they're still over the dateline[/quote]

    Please expand on the above.

    Thanks eversomuch
    4dk


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    SammieJ
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    4dogknight's position has always been my understanding as well. As far as I have always understood, the line does not go through Alaska. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">

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    HamiltonBrowningFan
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    Re: How Good Are You At Geography? -- Riddle


    techincally it doesn't... because they don't want the islands to be totally off from the rest of the state... but there are a couple that are across even the "revised" line... no one lives on those though :lol:

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    BronzeisGolden02
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    Good one, here's another


    This was a trivia question that I heard the other day. What US state has the least coastal area in square miles?

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    mathman444
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    Re: Good one, here's another


    Help me understand the question better, B-is-G. What exactly does "coastal area" mean (or is that part of the joke?) There are lots of states that don't have any "coasts" at all. (?)

    Mathman

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    BronzeisGolden02
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    Clarification


    Of the states that HAVE coastal areas which has the least?

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    HamiltonBrowningFan
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    Re: Clarification


    Rhode Island would be my guess....




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