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How many continents have you visited?

by Arunbear (Parson)
on Jun 01, 2013 at 11:38 UTC ( #1036423=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on How many continents have you visited?

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927 total votes
Comment on How many continents have you visited?
Re: How many continents have you visited?
by LanX (Canon) on Jun 01, 2013 at 12:10 UTC
    for clarification ... I suppose a max of 7 choices means either

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • North America
  • South America
  • Antarctica
  • Australia

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      Yes, indeed (it's the prevailing but flawed 7 continent classification).
        > flawed 7 continent classification

        Yep, India and Greenland are still missing! ;-)

        Seriously: Did you know that the Mont Blanc isn't the highest mountain in Europe anymore? =)

        Cheers Rolf

        ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      I though Eurasia is a single continent. Yes, there is two parts in it - but not Europe nor Asia can be considered as a single, separate continent.
        Thats why I asked for a clarification here.

        different school systems, different eras, different definitions ...

        E.g. I still had a single American continent in school.

        And some weeks ago I met a tourist from Moscow in Berlin talking about how much she enjoys her "first trip" to Europe!

        ( And should the Kazakh football team really be a member of UEFA? =)

        Cheers Rolf

        ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

        Update

        And plz don't forget "Americans" are US citizens but Canadians are "North Americans".

        Confusingly the American civil war - a clash of North and South - wasn't a about Latinos fighting mounties... ;-)

        Can't decide whether it 3 or 4 for me. We cruised the Caribbean aboard the QEII some years ago, and went ashore on many of the islands include Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad. But are any of those "South America"?

        We also went up and had breakfast one morning moored off the coast from Caracas, with the awesome backdrop of the mountains peaking out of wraps of clouds, above the rather industrial scene of Catia La Mar. But we had had a heavy night, and decided against going ashore. (From the returnees accounts, we didn't miss much.)


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Re: How many continents have you visited?
by RichardK (Priest) on Jun 01, 2013 at 12:52 UTC

    A Slightly ambiguous question, no?

    I live in one continent and visit the others, so only an alien can visit all 7

    So, if anyone votes 7 then it's positive proof that they are here and read PM :)

      I lived on 2 different continents already, will I be hijacked and imprisoned in Area 51 after voting 7?

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

        "...will I be hijacked and imprisoned in Area 51 after voting 7?"

        Yes indeed, but no need to worry about. I've been told that this is not a bad place for real geeks.

        Perhaps you get access to some nice alien hardware and can do some funny reverse engineering?

        See also: Aliens Invented Unix

        Update:...and they have all types of debuggers in Dreamland.

        Regards, Karl

        «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

      The one that you live in does count towards the answer as well (visitation by default if you will).

      "How many continents have you set foot on?" would have been a more accurate title but is also more verbose.

      Who said "We are all just visitors here"?
      No, because not everyone on Earth lives on a continent. Any island smaller than Australia is not considered a continent, at least in the US view. Even if you consider a "continent" to include nearby islands -- Japan as part of Asia, Manhattan Island as part of N.A. -- there are plenty of islands that aren't included by that, like the Hawaiian Is., NZ's islands, Easter I., and the Canary Is. So such an islander could answer 7, or 0 if they consider "visiting" a continent to include living there (as I did, having been to many parts of N.A. besides my homes).
Re: How many continents have you visited?
by toolic (Chancellor) on Jun 01, 2013 at 16:56 UTC
    During the Paleozoic Era, this poll would have looked like (depending on what is meant by "visit")
    • 0
    • 1
      The results would be biased, as only (time or interstellar) visitors would have had computers.
Re: How many continents have you visited?
by rpnoble419 (Pilgrim) on Jun 02, 2013 at 02:28 UTC

    I'm not to sure I want to meet the 2 who have never been to a continent. Have they lived their lives on a boat? Or do they live in the S.H.E.L.I.D helo-carrier? (I'm old enough to remember the helo-carrier from the comic books $0.25 not the last Avengers movie)

      As I *live* in Europe, I didn't count this as a visit.

      I twice was in the US of A so counted this as one visit of North America.

      Had I never been there, my vote would have been 0.

      Conclusion: This poll will give false results as the definition of "visit" does not seem to be the same for everyone.


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        > As I * live * in Europe, I didn't count this as a visit.

        It's a pity you never left your country touring around...

        It's such a pretty, versatile and cultural rich little continent! ;-P

        Cheers Rolf

        ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      Any English citizen who has never visited Europe might vote "0".

Re: How many continents have you visited?
by code-ninja (Scribe) on Jun 03, 2013 at 08:03 UTC
    unfortunately, none. But I'd like to visit the Alps and the whole of Europe and aprreciate the scenic beauty. The Himalayan range in India is awesome but too much human population makes it more or less a commercial hub.

      While there is scenic beauty in the Alps, you'll find lots of human population and tourists there too. Tourism is a large business there, so it'll feel like a commercial hub there too.

      On the other hand, if you're not accustomed to Europe, you might not notice the commerce there and maybe be able to enjoy the nature better :)

Re: How many continents have you visited?
by FloydATC (Hermit) on Jun 03, 2013 at 13:10 UTC

    Am I right in assuming that visits to internet sites via tcp/ip do not count?

    -- FloydATC

    Time flies when you don't know what you're doing

      Well, UDP obviously wouldn't. But with TCP, I dunno... it really feels like I'm making a connection!

Re: How many continents have you visited?
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Jun 04, 2013 at 13:10 UTC

    As far as continents go I considered the Indian Subcontinent as a continent. Giving me a total of four continents I've been to in my lifetime:

    1. North America (where I was born, plus Panama, Mexico)
    2. South America (Venezuala, Columbia, Brazil)
    3. Asia (Japan, South Korea, Phillipines, Singapore)
    4. Indian Subcontinent (Sri Lankha)


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      Hey, no fair. There's a reason it's called a subcontinent. And you called it that yourself, so you've only got 3. So there.

        yeah...yeah...yeah... just like they demoted Pluto. :-)


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Re: How many continents have you visited?
by swkronenfeld (Hermit) on Jun 04, 2013 at 19:42 UTC

      Afro-Eurasia

      that's a sneaky name for Eurasiafrica...
      I like it as it moves us up to first place in phone book order.

      Cheers, Sören

      (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Re: How many continents have you visited?
by johngg (Abbot) on Jun 06, 2013 at 09:24 UTC

    I counted 2, Europe and Australia, as I don't think a couple of hours each way spent in the terminal building of Singapore Airport while they re-stocked the plane with peanuts really counts as visiting Asia :-/

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

Re: How many continents have you visited?
by pvaldes (Chaplain) on Jun 07, 2013 at 11:23 UTC
    I'm always on the moon...
      Your homenode picture shows you walking on grass, there is no grass on the moon
        Maybe it is no grass, but some kind of fungus? We all know that fungus grows on cheese ... and every child knows that the moon is made out of cheese ;-)
Re: How many continents have you visited?
by swampyankee (Parson) on Jun 08, 2013 at 16:42 UTC

    I'm not sure I can say I've visited North America, as I live here (assert $continents = 1) but I have gone to Europe ($continents++) and some Caribbean islands (are they part of North or South America or neither?)

    I'm not sure that "continent" is a well-defined entity. How about a poll asking how many tectonic plates we've visited?


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Re: How many continents have you visited?
by cdarke (Prior) on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:46 UTC

    Sad that most have only visited 2, but amazing that so many have visited 7. Of course that assumes the 7 include Antarctica. I was always told that India is a sub-continent, which sounds a bit demeaning. Greenland and Central America (inc. Carribean and Mexico) likewise.

    I guess the term "continent" is out of date, ever since the 1960s. Maybe the poll should ask "How many tectonic plates have you visited?". Icelanders can chalk-up two just by walking around.

      > Of course that assumes the 7 include Antarctica.

      Yeah, isn't it fascinating how popular Perl is among penguins?

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

Re: How many continents have you visited?
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:00 UTC
How about space?
by logan (Curate) on Jun 19, 2013 at 19:01 UTC
    Follow-up question: has anyone here been into outer space? More specifically, has anyone attained an altitude 50 miles or higher above the Earth?

    -Logan
    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

      Do I physically have to be there?

      Cos without that requirement, I've spent an enormous amount of my time floating around out there enjoying the sights and contemplating my navel :)


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
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      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Re: How many continents have you visited?
by bdalzell (Sexton) on Jun 30, 2013 at 19:45 UTC
    If we count ancient continents now incorporated into existing continents I have also been in Pangea, Laurasia and Rodinia. Since Florida and the parts of the SE US East of the Applacians were part of Gondwanland I have also been to that continent, in fact I am living on a sliver of it now ... So that would make mine a total of 2 modern and 4 ancient continents.
      Now let's count the super novae which left elements in your body. ;-)

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

Re: How many continents have you visited?
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 09, 2013 at 08:58 UTC

    Hi

    Managed to get to Antarctica in Feb this year (2013), so that makes all 7 for me now!

    It was wonderful to be on Antarctica, dont think I will ever beat that!

    Rob.
    FireFluxStudios

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