April 25, 2009

Geography, Anyone?

Though you should be outside snuffing out the life of errant dandelions, I found this fun feature on The Guardian that might pull you from your duties.

You can click on any country on the map, and get a nice thumbnail of relevant stats and facts.

I thought I'd just give Canada the once-over, then saw Iceland (I'm reading an article on their current implosion in VF right now - OMG, it's astounding), then Mongolia (where I missed a Land Rover trip when I was doing the Maritime-in-an-RV-thing last summer - boo), and well, on and on. It's not quite as addictive as this game - I'm warning you. You will muck with this all day, and dandelions will go unpulled. It's tests your knowledge of where things are around the world - I just love the way the little arrows fling themselves about.

Be careful; you might learn something. Actually, it's worth bookmarking the Guardian link. I like being able to check out some instant background on things that pop up in the news - this is a handy guide.

And no, Roz, I am not queen of the nerds.


Anonymous jmd said...

I missed Athens, Greece, by 17000 km. My dunce cap is quite becoming.

April 25, 2009 11:23 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

The penguins like it, too :)

April 25, 2009 2:27 PM  

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