Yesterday I saw this video of a girl who recites all 50 states, alphabetically, in 18 seconds. Being a bit of a competitive person, I immediately accepted it as a challenge.

Thanks to a catchy little song I learned in third grade, all 50 have also been burned into my memory. Reciting them all in less than 30 seconds is my only claim to fame. It's my only superpower. My only party trick.

I consistently try to beat it, and my personal best has been 23 seconds. I tried to beat not only MY record, but this girl's. Did I succeed?

(Note: The first state, Alabama, accidentally got cut out of the video...I assure you, I did say!)