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    11 Jan '14 18:56
    Americans try to label European countries on a map

    Also includes links to Aussies and Brits labeling US map.

    http://twentytwowords.com/2013/11/27/americans-try-label-european-countries-map-12-pictures/
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    11 Jan '14 18:58
    Originally posted by JS357
    Americans try to label European countries on a map

    Also includes links to Aussies and Brits labeling US map.

    http://twentytwowords.com/2013/11/27/americans-try-label-european-countries-map-12-pictures/
    Most Americans probably couldn't find the US on a world map.
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    11 Jan '14 19:04
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Most Americans probably couldn't find the US on a world map.
    🙂

    It's probably not true but very funny.
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    11 Jan '14 20:511 edit
    To be honest, that's not half bad. I wouldn't be able to do the map of the US nearly as well as most of these people did Europe. And I'd also suck at filling in eastern Europe.

    Too bad though that most people can't find The Netherlands apparently.

    "The Netherlands? Ain't that the capital of Amsterdam?"
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    11 Jan '14 21:01
    Here is a map of Europe - I couldn't place all the countries:

    http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/europe_map.htm
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    11 Jan '14 21:17
    Originally posted by lolof
    Here is a map of Europe - I couldn't place all the countries:

    http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/europe_map.htm
    It's confusing how they lumped Scotland, England and Wales together under "United Kingdom". Most Americans at least made an effort to separate those.
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    11 Jan '14 21:20
    Originally posted by Great King Rat
    It's confusing how they lumped Scotland, England and Wales together under "United Kingdom". Most Americans at least made an effort to separate those.
    There are other maps not focusing on an EU perspective. I just happened to pick this one.
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    11 Jan '14 23:202 edits
    Nobody wrote Lichtenstein. Is that even an independent nation these days?

    I wonder if the "good gymnasts" was meant to be Romania, which is farther south.
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    12 Jan '14 00:27
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Most Americans probably couldn't find the US on a world map.
    Kinda ornery there, cowboy. Fall off your horse again?
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    12 Jan '14 00:30
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Kinda ornery there, cowboy. Fall off your horse again?
    George Carlin — 'Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'
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    12 Jan '14 01:47
    I got 89% in 2:57 on this one.

    http://www.purposegames.com/game/states-of-the-usa-quiz

    When I was in grade school I would have got 100% easily. But, as with much knowledge that is never used, it fades with time.
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    12 Jan '14 01:56
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I got 89% in 2:57 on this one.

    http://www.purposegames.com/game/states-of-the-usa-quiz

    When I was in grade school I would have got 100% easily. But, as with much knowledge that is never used, it fades with time.
    92% in 2:56.2
    I was surprised I didn't do better 😞
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    12 Jan '14 04:36
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    George Carlin — 'Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'
    I think you mean median, not average. You and George are in the bottom half.
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    12 Jan '14 07:571 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    I think you mean median, not average. You and George are in the bottom half.
    "Think of how stupid the median person is, and realize that everyone below median is stupider than that."

    Nah, just doesn't quite work as well as the original. I guess this is why you never wrote for any comics. 😕
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    12 Jan '14 08:03
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    Nobody wrote Lichtenstein. Is that even an independent nation these days?

    I wonder if the "good gymnasts" was meant to be Romania, which is farther south.
    It may not matter much, but on this map you will see a small indication for Liechtenstein, between Switzerland and Austria:

    http://www.travelforum.se/images/continents/mapsd/europa_1.jpg
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