East meets West
Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.
As far east as east...
As far west as west...
If north is the future
What name fits me best?
HintDiscover the last frontier...
...well, assuming you're an American, anyway.
Alaska has the western-most point in the U.S. (Little Diomede Island), AND the eastern-most point in the United States (Semisopochnoi Island in the Aleutians) This is possible because Alaska straddles the international date line.
Alaska's State motto is: North to the future.
Aug 06, 2003
|Thought it might be the equator...until I read your hint. It's where I'm from. |
Aug 08, 2003
|I liked it. It made me think of a minute, but I got it in the end. Hope to get to visit Alaska someday.|
Aug 15, 2003
|Wow. Great teasers. Loved it! |
Dec 12, 2003
|The explanation for this answer is incorrect. The International Date Line does not pass through any country. However, Alaska does cross the 180 degree longitude which does cause it to be both the furthest east and west. However the date does not change when you cross the 180. Check a map or globe and you will see what I mean. Good Teaser though!|
Aug 22, 2004
|how would anyone know??|
Apr 28, 2005
|East and west don't change depending on where you are at. What is East for one may be west for another. Just because it crosses over some line doesn't mean you aren't going west anymore. I'm not usually critical, but I think this one should have stayed at home.|
Oct 01, 2005
|Heehee, cute teaser. |
Jan 05, 2006
Jul 27, 2006
|What is most eastern or western depends on one's point of view about what east and west really mean. But your Alaskan points would be correct. Good teaser. |
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