National Geographic's map fail

The National Geographic Society should know better. I've always been a little frustrated that their yellow-bordered National Geographic magazine seems to focus more on sharks and bears—and less on actual geography. Today, for example, their home page features robots playing soccer. How is that geography, exactly? I mean, if they had a real focus on maps and geography, they never would have  used the photo above to promote their "National Geographic World Championship."(It's kind of like a geography bee).  Of course, no disrespect to Pranav Bhandarkar, Stefan Petrovic´, or Anthony Cheng who are all admirable young participants.  The issue is the map. Regular readers will see the blunder right away. Here's a hint: the World Championship took place just a few days ago... in late July.

3 comments:

  1. It shows Sudan as one country, neglecting to show the new South Sudan.

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  2. The image filename gave it away! :)

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