By now I’m sure most of you have seen or heard of the Miss Teen contestant from South Carolina who recently became a YouTube star… but unfortunately for not the most flattering reasons. During the question portion of the competition, she was asked:
Recent polls have shown that a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a World map. Why do you think this is?
She answered with:
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps, and I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and The Iraq and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so that we will be able to build up our future.
Her answer was, well, it didn’t make any sense. While her answer was all over the place, she did mention that “U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps.” That statement alone was enough of an invitation for someone to start a new blog called MapsforUs.org.
The blog was started as a joke to make fun of the situation, and it’s actually pretty funny. People are able to “donate maps” to the citizens of the United Stats, and right now there are a handful of random maps on there like…
You too can contribute to the site. :) They say:
“The children of the US America are in deep trouble. Because some people out there don’t have maps. Such as South Africa.Therefore, you must email us maps to make it better. EMAIL: maps AT mapsforus.org”
And just in case you haven’t seen the video, take a look:
It’s actually amazing how many different maps are out there, isn’t it? If by chance you’re wanting a map to study, check out www.mapsforus.org. :)
Source: Download Squad