Many people in the webiverse have by now heard of the unfortunate plight of poor Miss Teen South Carolina and her, um, infamous speech about why Americans do so poorly in geography. Apparently, she isn't alone. Too many Americans don't know much about geography, or know where the US is on a map! Maybe that's unfair, and I would like to see some hard data. But to hear about one woman, who wanted to fly to California to take the train to Hawaii if it was cheaper (!) - well, I hope she and Miss Teen South Carolina are in a lonelier boat than people say they are.
One person's answer to our geography crisis: Mapsforus.org, to which map users can upload any map of any kind.
So why are Americans so bad at geography? It can't just be Miss Teen SC, right? Oh, but too bad it isn't.
I had nothing food related to add to this, so I thought I'd find a foodie map! This isn't on Mapsforus.org (yet).
* I linked directly to the graphic at first, but they replaced it with some strange advertisement. So I copied the actual graphic and inserted it from my computer. It's copyrighted by CalorieLab and not mine at all.