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Puzzle ID:#42006
Fun:*** (2.97)
Difficulty:** (1.28)
Submitted By:ubp22Ajm*****




Aviva was planning to take a trip around the world. She liked names that were similar to hers, so she made a list of places she would like to visit.

However, one of these places doesn't belong. Which one is it?

Arrawarra, Australia
Caraparac, Peru
Daba Qabad, Somalia
Krape Park, United States
Nagubugan, Philippines
Oktahatko, Florida
Ilokano, Polynesia


Ilokano, Polynesia. The rest of the places are palindromes, like her name.

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May 21, 2008

This was pretty simple. But, it was nice to see the different places in the world that are palindromes!
May 26, 2008

fun and easy
very good
Jul 03, 2008

i love palindromes. my kid loves them too. This one was easy enough for my kid to enjoy it! thanks
Jul 16, 2008

Very Fun! Very Easy after the Hint!

Thank you for this one!

Jul 16, 2008

Florida is a State, whereas the others are Countries.
Jul 16, 2008

Good teaser although fairly easy.
Jul 16, 2008

Wow, I totally missed that one.... I guess my brain isn't working too well this morning! =O
Jul 16, 2008

I thought it was Florida, because its a state while the others are countries....?
Jul 16, 2008

Great easer! Kinda easy, but still really fun!
Jul 16, 2008

Very easy, but really clever. It must have taken some real research to come up with all of those places. Well done ! Thanks.
Jul 16, 2008

I liked it. Witty, but easy. Good to start the morning with
Jul 16, 2008

Nice teaser. And I got the right answer. Thanks for posting.
Jul 16, 2008

i thought Florida is a state
Jul 16, 2008

I loved it--very creative with obvious research! Well done
Jul 16, 2008

Fun, but too easy... There's another place with a palindrome name: Neuquen, Argentina
Jul 16, 2008

I like this one
Jul 16, 2008

It's common to identify cities with their countries in less populated countries and cities and states/provinces in places like the US, Canada, and China. Also, Polynesia isn't a country either.
Jul 16, 2008

Jul 16, 2008

I got the same answer because all of the other ones have at least 2 a's in the her name
Jul 17, 2008

thanks, everyone!
Jul 16, 2011

Nice one! However Polynesia isn't a country and Ilokano is in the Phillipines!
Jul 16, 2011

Poorly constructed puzzle. There are two reasonable alternative answers. First, "Krape Park," because it is the only location that doesn't consist of 4 syllables. Second, "Oktahatko," because it is the only location specified to be in a state rather than in a country. But I'm just irritated because I totally missed the palindrome connection.
Jul 16, 2011

And that's what I get for not reading the puzzle carefully.
Jul 16, 2011

I liked that one - clever! It was easy for me - and enjoyable! Thanks! Hello to KiPA!
Jul 16, 2011

I won't say this is another repeat, because wordmama gets mighty upset at me for saying that. So I will say this is another do over.
Jul 16, 2011

Good one!
Jul 16, 2011

You made me LOL, doehead! Thanks for the acknowledgment, regardless of the spirit in which it was meant! But that's right; I'd not seen it before.

As for a "regular" comment, I got the right answer but missed the palindrome aspect, only noticing that first and last letters were the same; do I get 1/2 a point??
Jul 16, 2011

It made me smile, thanks
Jul 24, 2011

Jul 16, 2014

Righteous teaser !!!!!!!!!!!

Gave it a TOPS rating.

And ... I'll be back in less than an hour with the first results of our "comments" survey.

Jul 16, 2014

I too thought it was Florida for the same reason as the others. Hmmm!
Jul 16, 2014

The time is 4:45 (USA CST) and there are THREE Braingle members shown on your screen as "on-line" with 397 non-members for a "snapshot" total of 400.

This is the LOWEST reading we have obtained in two weeks of taking them.

More info coming.

Jul 16, 2014

Make that 4:45 a USA CST Wed Jul 16 (in order to be complete & accurate).

Sorry 'bout that.

Jul 16, 2014

Got it. I wonder if she brought her kayak?
Jul 16, 2014

Got it.
Jul 16, 2014

Pretty easy, but fun none the less.
It couldn't have been based on Florida being a state as part of the teaser says she likes things liker her name. Whether the city was listed under its country or state is irrelevant to her name.

I see both ides to the constant repeat debate. While it is true that certain members may not have seen a teaser before, the long time members have seen some of them 5+ times..
That does get tiresome.
According to the FAQ: "The Brain Teaser of the Day" and "Featured Trivia Quiz" are picked randomly from a list of the most popular brain teasers or quizzes that have not yet been picked."

"That have not yet been picked" by the site's own rules, these repeats should not be happening.

But, to paraphrase WM - they are new to some
Jul 16, 2014

I'm glad it was easy, I'm running late.
Jul 16, 2014

Aren't we all.

Although I - occasionally - find myself "running early" ...

... and that irritates folks almost as much as "running late" ...

Is there such a thing as "running on-time"??

If there is I, certainly, cannot attest to having been there.

But - (I can imagine) - that annoying some people just as much - (not to name any names, of course) ...

Jul 16, 2014

This morning I didn't get it; in 2011 I thought it was easy. Guess I'm not as smart as I used to be!
Jul 16, 2014

Although I'm new at this website, this is the first brain teaser I have seen that involves a palindrome.

I understand that older members might have seen this more often, but I still think that certain brain teasers have some added value because of the (little?) amount of research involved.
Jul 16, 2014

.... little ?? ......

Howz about NONE !!!!!!!

Hiya Knightingale. Welcome to Braingle. I think you will enjoy it here but be careful about being TOO critical about the LACK of critical thinking, here.

It could be fatal.

Have fun !!

Jul 16, 2014

Cute teaser, a little on the easy side.
I didn't remember it until I saw my earlier comment. After a couple of years they are all new to me.
Jul 16, 2014

to HABS2933 ...

(quoting you) ...

""That have not yet been picked" by the site's own rules, these repeats should not be happening. "

So true, so very true. But Jake (the owner/operator of this site) will tell you that ...

"the software does this. I have nothing to do with it."

If such be the case (and if he does not have such as a sub-routine in the software), why don't you suggest to him that he hire a developer to write in a "manual override" (flaging Jake or some "editor" for intervention) to abort such events?

That would be something that MIGHT increase the survival chances of Braingle ... instead of all of us just carping about it ... or carping about something else less meaningful.

But ... of course ... you have vowed to NEVER "read me" again ... so I guess I've again wasted another few dozen liters of breath on a "truth" that goes un-aborning.


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