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#1 bonanova

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 12:34 AM

What are the

Northernmost,
Southernmost,
Easternmost and
Westernmost

states in the US?
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:21 AM

magnetically or geographically?
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:29 PM

Geographically.

If the magnetic answer is different, include it for bonus credit.
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 02:08 AM

does this count as a riddle?
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:00 AM

does this count as a riddle?

Maybe not. But it is a brain teaser of sorts.

Let's wait for the first-posted answer to find out.
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 04:58 PM

Yeah, I'd consider it a teaser of sorts. I'm pretty sure I know the answer bonanova is looking for.

Does this mean anything?

Hint:
Aleutian Islands
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:36 AM

Yup, and this:
how far N E W and S can you go on earth?
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:42 PM

Magnetic and Geographic answers are not different.

Nice one.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:14 AM

We have some nice clues and observations.
Has anyone listed the states yet?

Extra credit for including the answer limiting
the question to the contiguous 48 states....
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:33 PM

My guesses for all states[spoiler][list]
[*]Southermost: Hawaii[/*:m:30fdb]
[*]Easternmost: Alaska[/*:m:30fdb]
[*]Westernmost: Alaska[/*:m:30fdb][list]

My guesses for the 48 contiguous states[spoiler][list]
[*]Southermost: Florida[/*:m:30fdb]
[*]Easternmost: Maine[/*:m:30fdb]
[*]Westernmost: Washington[/*:m:30fdb][list]
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