The U.S. ranks pretty high in a lot of things, but apparently our knowledge of geography isn't one of them. Being that this was not my strongest subject throughout my schooling, nor in pursuits trivial, I'm certainly not going be the one to convince anyone otherwise on this...
Out of 192 countries participating, the U.S. ranks #20 in the The Geography Olympics Challenge. I didn't improve upon this at all when Alysa issued me the challenge this morning (to note: I had to play about 5 times cause I really couldn't believe how bad I was).
Seriously, when you have hundreds of countries that are smaller than our states, how could anyone possibly "label all the countries on the globe starting with a blank map?" Of course, the challenge only makes you play 10 at a time, but still. I'm too embarrassed to tell I won't bother you with my score, but let's just say it was worse than my already upsetting score on this...
So, my apologies to my fellow Californians and Americans for bringing us down on the leaderboard. What's scary is that I would have done even worse if I hadn't been such a fanatic of this... once upon a time.
I still love puzzles--maybe I should invest in this...
This challenging 600-piece puzzle is
unique due to the fact that the pieces are actually shaped like the
countries of the world. You can't complete it without figuring out
where every country is located. No other puzzle comes with such a
superb geography lesson!
The cheeseheads can claim money well spent on this...
(FOXSports.com) Green Bay Packers fans have taken a bold step to express their dislike for enigmatic Vikings receiver Randy Moss — they've purchased billboards, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
The Journal says four large, purple billboards were installed Monday on Aberg Avenue, and visible to eastbound motorists. The financier, however, remains at large.
* The first one reads: "Squirting an Official With a Water Bottle $25,000."
* The second one: "Ramming a Meter Maid $1,200 And Probation."
* The third: "Mooning Pack Fans $10,000."
* The fourth: "Zero Rings for Randy Moss. PRICELESS."
Go McNabb. (Alysa, I really hope you're not reading this...)