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#1 Denis W.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:06

Here's a funny one from Buzzfeed.

First they got Americans to map out European countries. Didn't go quite that well:
http://www.buzzfeed....ntries-on-a-map

... but they also got Brits to map out the 50 States. That one nearly empty map is incredibly embarassing:
http://www.buzzfeed....bel-the-us-stat


#2 AwayfromHere

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:15

One thing is to know countries in the world and another is to know States in the USA...Big difference.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:15

LOL, there are so many funny comments there

 

How many S’s are there in Mississississ…ippi?

 



#4 Gerowen

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:25

I've noticed something.  On almost every map the European people all know Florida (probably from Walt Disney World), California (L.A., Walt Disney Land), and Texas ('Murica!).  Also noticed more than one person wrote "Who cares" in place of Nebraska, lol.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:18

I could do the majority of the states, but that is only thanks to sporcle. I'm terrible at Europe, especially towards the east.
But I wouldn't know nearly as many if it wasn't for sporcle procrastination.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:26

I'd be interested to know how many could fill out the map of UK Counties.

 

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#7 arachnoid

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:37

There is an error on the map anyway, whereas they have split main Europe into countrys the UK is just shown as one boundary.The United Kingdom is comprised of England,Wales,Scotland and Northern Ireland and Irelands Southern hemisphere is encompassed by Eire.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:20

There is an error on the map anyway, whereas they have split main Europe into countrys the UK is just shown as one boundary.The United Kingdom is comprised of England,Wales,Scotland and Northern Ireland and Irelands Southern hemisphere is encompassed by Eire.

 

Lets not confuse things any further, most of my countrymen can barel find the UK as a whole on the map, they have no clue it's more than one country 



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:49

The 2 quizzes are not in anyway related, can not compare countries with states.  I am sure everyone in Belgium know where the USA is but do all Americans know where Belgium is?  Just saying  :whistle:



#10 arachnoid

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:46

Im sure they know where the state of McDonalds or Burger Kings is though  :woot:  :D  :D 



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 13:08

One thing is to know countries in the world and another is to know States in the USA...Big difference.

technically a state is now no different then a country in the EU... they are technically a "State" encapsulated in a larger nation.....



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 13:13

I'd be more interested to see how many Americans can map out the states and how many Europeans can map out Europe. Since the general IQ of this stupid country is quickly flying downhill, I'd be surprised if any American could do all of the states correctly.



#13 KingCracker

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 13:15

I'd be more interested to see how many Americans can map out the states and how many Europeans can map out Europe. Since the general IQ of this stupid country is quickly flying downhill, I'd be surprised if any American could do all of the states correctly.

Yee have little faith my friend. 



#14 vetneufuse

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 13:33

Yee have little faith my friend. 

why? We know lots of people in our own country can't do it, heck we've had tv shows devoted to the topic states like the show how the states got their shapes where people didn't know what state the guy was showing........



#15 vetneufuse

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 13:34

I'd be interested to know how many could fill out the map of UK Counties.

 

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well if we are going to take that route... name all 60 counties in Pennsylvania....