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Americans Fail Geography Quiz On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Looks like Americans are flunking out in all things geography, history, or basically map/globally-related. Jimmy Kimmel recently proved it to the world live and the results are pretty unbearable not to mention unforgivable.

Via: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Earlier this summer, a crew was sent out onto the streets of Hollywood on behalf of none other than Kimmel. The crew approached Americans willing to show off their expert geographical knowledge. Or, as the newest late night news segment expertly shows, lack of understanding anything ever to be placed on a said map.

The segment, titled “Can You Name A Country?”, challenged random pedestrians on the streets of Los Angeles to simply name a country on the map of the globe. The late-night host wanted to test out the knowledge of everyday Americans about the world beyond the U.S.

Via: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

It also deemed inspiration from President Trump’s recent trip to Europe and hoped to help the American public realize that it is in fact not just the President’s responsibility to understand people in other lands – that the responsibility applies to everyone.

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Unfortunately, the Jimmy Kimmel Live team couldn't find anyone who was able enough to prove themselves up for the expert challenge. In the clip,it’s quite easy to see that Americans are indeed lost, with some even unable to pinpoint one single nation. Others named continents instead of countries or mixed up Alaska with Iceland. Some even confused Africa with South America.

Unfortunately, the Jimmy Kimmel Live team couldn't find anyonewho was able enough to prove themselves up for the expert challenge. In the clip,it’s quite easy to see that Americans are indeed lost, with some even unable to pinpoint one single nation. Others named continents instead of countries or mixed up Alaska with Iceland. Some even confused Africa with South America.

It was a cringe-worthy experience indeed – not to mention a more than disheartening one to learn that all too many living in the United States are so deficient in geographical smarts even while taking such a pure and simple quiz.

Via: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Clearly, in the end though, things did not go so well. While there were more than a number of eager people willing to participate in the challenging task – as well as quite a few who were not so keen on getting their map savvy on – the results were really just all too depressing.

"Honestly, my geography's so horrible,” one woman said when given a pointer from one of Kimmel’s crewmembers “I can't name anything. Like nothing.”

Nothing’s definitely just about right. The fact that Americans continue dwelling on with this long-withstanding lack of geographical without any said shame proves just as depressing. “Shouldn’t I have been taught this in school?,” one more participant exclaims after hearing her task.

Yes indeed, you should have. Shame.

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