Page 1 of 2
#1
I'm assuming we've all seen one of those YouTube videos that are supposed to show how oblivious Americans are to the outside world. They ask some 'random' people to point where they think a certain country is one the map. Of course by picking the dumbest of the bunch they can make it seem like all Americans are stupid, but we all know better.


Failedit


- I know naming cities isn't a good way of measuring obliviousness, but then again BMI isn't a good way of measuring health.
- I should have known people wouldn't bother with the list. I'm too lazy myself too.
- Big fail on my part for Dublin. I thought it was in N. Ireland.

So stop reading this post from here on.

If someone could please threadjack this into a good discussion, that would be appreciated.

Let's see how much you know about the world around you. State from which country you are and which cities you can name from the top of your head outside of your region?

I figured most of UG's users come from the US, the UK, Canada, the rest of Europe and Oceania. And I divided the rest up in Asia, South America (+Mexico), Africa.

Example:

I'm from the Netherlands.

US


New York
LA


UK

London
Dublin

Etc.

I'll do a full attempt later, but I've got to go now. Good luck.
Last edited by frankv at Dec 2, 2009,
#2
Outside World?

Quote by GLP_Arclite
Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#3
There's quite a difference between being unable to name a lot of cities and being unable to locate France on a world map.
#4
Quote by Chromex
There's quite a difference between being unable to name a lot of cities and being unable to locate France on a world map.

This is indeed true..
#5
Quote by Chromex
There's quite a difference between being unable to name a lot of cities and being unable to locate France on a world map.

Yes, but what else can you expect from a Dutchman?
#6
Quote by Chromex
There's quite a difference between being unable to name a lot of cities and being unable to locate France on a world map.


Or putting a map of Europe with Paris in the middle of Germany on TV (Fox News inside).

On topic, I've always been fairly good at Geography and I've traveled quite a bit. I won't bother mentioning cities to prove it.
---

"L'esclave parfait est celui qui croit être libre."

---
#7
Quote by metacarpi
Outside World?



It's ok Metacarpi, get back in your box.

As for me, I know Riga is the capital of Latvia and I've never in been there. I didn't even use Wikipedia to find that out. Top that, bitches.

Quote by ozzyismetal
Neopowell, that's because you are a pumped-up sex offender.
Quote by Kensai
You're exactly the kind of person who'd have sex in a bar drunk
Quote by Zero-Hartman
You're a terrible, terrible man. This is a new middle for you.

I write things. You can read them.Essay on UK student riots
#8
I'm from Singapore
so, try that without checking a map
U.S

Boston
Houston
Seattle
San Francisco

U.K
Manchester
Liverpool
Birmingham
Stoke-on-trent ( This popped into my head as I'm studying Economics right now and my teacher is from there )

Canada
Calgary ( Owen Hargreaves!)
Vancouver
Montreal

Australia
Sydney
Adeleide
Canberra

Central/Eastern Europe
Paris
Madrid
Belgrade
Munich
Liege
Rotterdam?
Florence

Know loads more but I'll leave them for the others
#10
I think im fairly good at naming countries on a map. we had to do it for school. some European ones (France, Netherlands, Germany, U.K., ect) are pretty well known and if you dont know where they are your kinda retarded....some of my fellow americans are so dumb =(
#11
Quote by neopowell
It's ok Metacarpi, get back in your box.

As for me, I know Riga is the capital of Latvia and I've never in been there. I didn't even use Wikipedia to find that out. Top that, bitches.



Err, I know Addis Abeba is the capital city of Ethiopia without using Google or anything?

But yeah, knowing a lot of cities doesn't matter anyway, as long as you know at least all the important and medium-sized countries, their location on a map and their respective capital cities.
---

"L'esclave parfait est celui qui croit être libre."

---
Last edited by Astyan at Dec 2, 2009,
#13
Quote by Mazzakazza
When I went to America on holiday, I got asked 3 times where England was.

I hope you told them it was the ugly deformed thing hanging off of Scotland.
#16
I can name all the US states in a quarter of a second.
Quote by ozzyismetal
Neopowell, that's because you are a pumped-up sex offender.
Quote by Kensai
You're exactly the kind of person who'd have sex in a bar drunk
Quote by Zero-Hartman
You're a terrible, terrible man. This is a new middle for you.

I write things. You can read them.Essay on UK student riots
#19
Im from England.

Europe:
Norway - Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger
Sweden - Stokholm, Gothenberg, Halmstad
Finland - Helsinki, Jyvaskyla, Vaasa, Joensuu, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Tampere, Turku, Kajaani, Kuopio, Imatra
Russia - St Petersburg, Moscow
Estonia - Tallinn?
Latvia - Riga
Ukraine - Kiev
Poland - Warsaw
Romania - Bucharest
Hungary - Budapest
Czech Rep - Prague
Poland - Warsaw
Germany - Berlin, Hamberg, Munich, Bremen, Stuttgart
Austria - Vienna
Switzerland - Zurich
Italy - Milan, Roma, Turin, Florence
Holland - Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Belgium - Brussels
France - Lyon, Paris, Marseille, Nantes, Calais, Bordeaux (sp?), Tolouse
Spain - Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla
Portugal - Lisbon, Porto

I'm bored of doing this, and cant do as many for other continents anyway
#21
I doubt there is a country that I couldn't pick out on a unmarked globe to at least very close.
But I've been to 30+ countries so far.
#23
I'm American. Jesus told me that Europe doesn't matter and that we need to kill dem ragheads. Vote Republican!


1775 - 2009. 234 years later, the UK is still riding it's high horse.
OBEY THE MIGHTY SHITKICKER
#24
Quote by rooster456
I'm American. Jesus told me that Europe doesn't matter and that we need to kill dem ragheads. Vote Republican!


1775 - 2009. 234 years later, the UK is still riding it's high horse.


You quite ok? You seemed to descend into random rambling then.
#25
I could think up too many places to write down. But knowing cities/places does not make you un-oblivious to the outside world. You could know every place in the world and not know there is a war in the middle east for example.

Quote by rooster456
I'm American. Jesus told me that Europe doesn't matter and that we need to kill dem ragheads. Vote Republican!


1775 - 2009. 234 years later, the UK is still riding it's high horse.


What? UK is still a super-power. The US isn't the only nation that matters, please tell me that you're trolling.
Last edited by CrimsonBizzare at Dec 2, 2009,
#26
I know plenty of countries and towns, I'm not oblivious at all. It would take ages.

Props to sam_b for knowledge of Finland though
#27
I could name most countries and a lot of their capitals I think.

More than most people I expect anyways.
Hull City A.F.C

Quote by Thrashtastic15
crunkym toy diuckl;ess ass ****igkjn ****** **** bitch ass pussy ****er douchecanoe ****** **** you s omn cnt you lieet le biutch
#28
I would be typing for quite some time.
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
You should be careful what you say. Some asshole will probably sig it.

Quote by Axelfox
Yup, a girl went up to me in my fursuit one time.

Quote by Xiaoxi
I can fap to this. Keep going.
#29
Quote by Jackal58
I would be typing for quite some time.


Arthritis playing up?


Gosh I'm evil
#30
US:
NYC
LA
Salt lake city
Birmingham
Leeds
Austin
Vancouver
Seattle

UK:
London
Brighton
Leeds
Birmingham
Manchester
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Dublin
Bristol
Leicester

(This list is only cities, not towns)
Tim.

You have entered the Twilight Zone
Beyond this world strange things are known
Use this key, unlock the door
See what your fate might have in store
Come explore your dreams' creation
Enter this world of imagination
#31



An outside world?
Pink Floyd is Teh Best


Xbox Gamertag = Nick Schro

Lets blaze, put this in your sig if you want to get high
#32
This may or may not be relevant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISB6Cs8aqlE

>_> Just sayin'

And if I had to list the places I know, it would take too long. But if I had to locate them, I would be able to locate maybe 5 or 6 places in the US, 10 in the UK, 30 or so in Spain, 4 or 5 in Germany, 2 or 3 in Sweden, pretty much all of the european and south american capitals, and 2 or 3 australian cities.
🙈 🙉 🙊
Last edited by entity0009 at Dec 2, 2009,
#33
I'm from the US

Mexico:
Mexico City
Morelia
Moreoleon
Celaya
Uriangato

Canada:
Winnipeg

UK:
Manchester
Dublin (Ireland is part of the Uk right?)
London
Glasgow

Germany:
Berlin

Argentina:
Buenos Aires
#34
I'm confident enough in my knowledge of the outside world to not care about worthless stereotypes
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."
- Albert Einstein
#35
Quote by JackalUK
Arthritis playing up?


Gosh I'm evil

Yes.
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
You should be careful what you say. Some asshole will probably sig it.

Quote by Axelfox
Yup, a girl went up to me in my fursuit one time.

Quote by Xiaoxi
I can fap to this. Keep going.
#36
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
I know plenty of countries and towns, I'm not oblivious at all. It would take ages.

Props to sam_b for knowledge of Finland though

+1 (btw, if your location should be finnish, its Englannissa, but nice try )

I can name most of the European countries, some Asian countries (the biggest ones) and got a fairly good view about the US, tho sometimes I'm badly mistaken. I also know the capitals of many of the countries but not necessarily where they are.

I don't really know the countries in Africa, just a few ones.

I'd say i can place more countries in the map of Europe than cities in the map of Finland though, which is propably a bit weird
Quote by Zero-Hartman
I just Google "Elephant penis", and was strangely aroused.



Apparently, I'm a good shitter

Quote by TomusAM
jonne.i just took the best dump I ever seen
#39
It would be better if it were Jackal balm.
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
You should be careful what you say. Some asshole will probably sig it.

Quote by Axelfox
Yup, a girl went up to me in my fursuit one time.

Quote by Xiaoxi
I can fap to this. Keep going.
#40
Quote by jonne.i
+1 (btw, if your location should be finnish, its Englannissa, but nice try )


Cheers


By the way, all of you who think Ireland is in the UK... how fucking stupid are you?
Page 1 of 2