While Ms. Teen South Carolina was insightful in her explanation (now at close to 20 million views on YouTube) regarding why a 5th of Americans can’t locate the US on a world map, on your part how geo savvy do you think you are? You can test yourself here & find answers here. As an upshot, some of these facts can make for a good conversation starter at your holiday party.
Here’s a sampler:
1. What is the only U.S. state to allow its residents to cast absentee ballots from outer space?
2. The International Date Line runs through only one continent. Which one?
3. True or false: When crossing the border from China to Afghanistan you must set your watch back 3 1/2 hours.
Answers: 1. Texas 2. Antartica & 3. True. Virtually all of China is on Beijing time.