HomeOdd NewsWe Suck At Geography We Suck At Geography Kevin November 28, 2004 Odd News 13 Comments Americans suck at geography, witness our dismal showing in The Geography Olympics… Update: As has been pointed out, the quiz seems to have quite a few countries that didn’t exist until recently. I for one am partial to this map… "The asshat formerly known as Ghislain Breton" Sounds Familiar Related Posts What Came First – The Can Opener or The Can? Funny numbers Rigor mortis About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 13 Comments Jeff Harrell November 28, 2004 And I thought I was a nerd. Joe R. the Unabrewer November 28, 2004 I never liked rocks anyway. Daniel November 28, 2004 ouch… i just scored two 70s and a 50… time to study up and try again tomorrow. jack rudd November 28, 2004 Note that the top 7 states are red states. Also note that New Mexico is at THE TOP of the list, which is precisely the opposite of what the other (bogus) ranking indicated should be the case. McGehee November 28, 2004 We Suck At Geography What you mean “we”? I got 70% twice. Of course, I only pulled the U.S. score up by 0.001%. But considering how many of the countries in question didn’t even exist ten to fifteen years ago… LissaKay November 28, 2004 At least we don’t suck as bad as Canadians … eh Fred Boness November 28, 2004 There is one piece of advice I would like to give the world: Don’t try to teach the Americans geography. The world has paid a high price for the limited geographical knowledge it has imposed on Americans. When provoked, Americans will learn just enough geography to know the names of the places they destroy. Tig November 28, 2004 I was great in geography when I was in the 6th grade in 1967, but too many countries have changed their names since then, and then there was that whole USSR disbandment thing and all of those “stans” with such weird names with a lot of Z’s to remember. It’s too hard! Maureen November 28, 2004 You should watch the National Geography Bee in the spring. Those kids will kick anybody’s ass anyday. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee/index.html blackbird4739 November 29, 2004 I got 100, baby! Then I got a 70. But come on, how am I supposed to tell one S. Pacific island nation apart from another? Laurence Simon November 29, 2004 They have a “team” for a palestine, but it isn’t on the map. In their trivia, they list Israel’s capital as Jerusalem. Good job! Paul Zrimsek November 29, 2004 It would of been better if they’d had subtitles like in Team America telling you how far east of America everything is. They could do the same thing for guys in those other countries like Transylvania and Moscow so it wouldn’t give us an unfair advantage. Tim Worstall November 30, 2004 An embarassing 80%. Embarassing because one of the questions was Tuvalu..and an Uncle used to run the place before independence.