30 Times People Proved Their Shocking Lack Of Geographical Knowledge

Published 1 month ago

Sometimes when you’re scrolling through social media, you may come across posts where people display a staggering lack of understanding about countries beyond their own borders. Some seem to have never glanced at a map, while others harbour downright bizarre notions about distant lands. It’s a reminder that in our interconnected world, cultural literacy and basic geographic awareness are more important than ever.

From mistaking Africa for a single country to proposing outlandish ideas about the customs and traditions of far-flung places, these posts serve as a testament to the need for broader education and exposure to different cultures. Perhaps a virtual tour or a geography lesson wouldn’t go amiss for some of these individuals. After all, a little knowledge can go a long way in fostering understanding and empathy across global communities.

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#1 Africa Is So Confusing

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Auntriarch: When we moved to Swaziland in the 60s, it was interesting how much of our mail had arrived via Switzerland

#2 When You Try To Roast Europe For Not Being Knowledgeable Enough About Coffee, But Europe Has A Reverse Uno Card Up Its Sleeve

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#3 That Awkward Moment When You Can’t Tell The Difference Between The Flag Of Mexico And Italy

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#4 South Africa, Duh

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Claudio Toshio: It’s A

#5 If Only Spain Existed

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#6 This Map Has Two Australias

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Auntriarch: My word but Sri Lanka has gained a lot of weight

#7 Don’t Have A Cashapp

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#8 America Is The Reason You Have Cars

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Libstak: Karl Benz invented the first automobile in 1885, Germany

#9 For Pride Month, My City (Not In Lithuania) Mistakenly Put Up A Bunch Lithuanian Flags

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Tempest: It’s the thought that counts…

#10 Well, Of Course You Can. Who Are We To Make Things More Difficult On The Road For You… Jfc

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Lantana Howell: Please stay home!

#11 Goddamn Europeans Living In Europe

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Boy-Ahn: I feel sorry for this dumb person.

#12 Australia And Its Harsh Northern European Climate

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Boy-Ahn: Even if confused with Austria, it still doesn’t make sense, since Austria is definitely not a northern European country.

#13 Poor Indians

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Chihuahua Mama: Not to mention that even if they were actually Native Americans, that doesn’t change the fact that poverty on reservations is a problem

#14 Apparently Cleopatra Vii Was African American

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Lucy Covington: Cleopatra was Greek. She was a descendent of Alexander the Greats general, Ptolemy I Soter, who was Macedonian Greek.

#15 Wait… Spain Is In South America?

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#16 Europe Sucks

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Arnold Larkins: Germany being known for its car production line: Are we a joke to you?

#17 My Favorite Country Is Africa

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Chocolate llama: obviously missing Amsterdam

#18 Is Not Good With His Geography

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#19 Hint Hint

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#20 It’s Spelled Australia*

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#21 India Is Not A Location

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Howl’s sleeping castle: Did anyone ask her what she thinks India is?

#22 Wait Until This Guy Hears About A Country Called Spain

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#23 Its A Part Of Europe Right

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Tempest: Do people not learn basic geography at school anymore?!

#24 Apparently Spain Is The Capital Of Mexico

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Renee Mitchell (edited): 🤦🏻‍♀️ Why would you admit this in public 😆

#25 Europe Is A Continent

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SheamusFanFrom1987: Even more bad news for you then…

#26 Lost Brain Cells Reading This Twitter Thread

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Alewa: I challenge you to live well in Paris or London with $50k for a year.

#27 Says “I’m English” But Doesn’t Know What The Right Flag Is For England? Nobody Could Be That Stupid Right?

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Emma S: Oh dear! As an English person I wish I could say that this surprises me, but unfortunately Brexit taught me that there are plenty of stupid people in England.

#28 You Can’t Be Serious

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#29 How Many People Failed Element School Geography

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#30 I Don’t Think That’s Italy

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MrLoufoque: I didn’t know Italy was in Toulouse.

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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