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Place Your Vote for Tournament Earth 2015

NASA’s Earth Observatory has launched this year’s Tournament Earth in order to see which image will be crowned the best image of the year.  Thirty-two images are up for voting in four categories: Data, Art, Event, and Photograph.  Voting is open from March 2 through April 6, 2015.  Each week, there […]

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The geography game "A Worldly Mind" offers 22 Human Geography elements, for 238 Countries and Territories and over 2,300 Quiz Questions.The geography game "A Worldly Mind" offers 22 Human Geography elements, for 238 Countries and Territories and over 2,300 Quiz Questions.

A Worldly Mind – Free Geography Game

Doug Hibbeler, President of Response Catalyst, describes a free new geography learning game his company has debuted.   A Worldly Mind is a new smartphone and tablet app to help usually teenagers learn World Geography.  When you look around at the major problems the world is facing, all are better understood […]

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Geography of Thanksgiving

The first recorded Thanksgiving in the United States occurred in 1621 and was spread out over three days.  The event was held in the fall to celebrate that year’s bountiful harvest, a tradition that the early pilgrims brought with them from England.  On October 3, 1863, marking Thanksgiving as a national […]

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Aral Sea Continues to Shrink

Once the  fourth-largest inland water body in the world, the Aral Sea shrank again this past year.  For the first time in modern history, the eastern lobe has completely dried out. While the the World Bank and Kazakhstan have collaborated to build the Kok-Aral dike which has helped to stabilize the northern […]

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Geography Hall of Shame

Listed here in alphabetical order by last name are some mind scratching geography quotes by celebrities and famous people.  Got a quote to add? Email it to Celebrity Geography Blunders I thought Europe was a country…Don’t they speak French there? Kellie Pickler, November 2007 appearance on “Are you Smarter Than a Fifth […]

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The town of Å in the Lofoten islands. Photo: Sam Greenhalgh.

Longest and Shortest Geographical Names in the World

Learn about the longest and short names for geographical locations in the world. What is the Longest Geographical Name in the World? The full ceremonial name for the Thai city of Bangok is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit.  At 163 letters, it’s the longest geographic place name.  The […]

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Test Your Geography With Google’s Smarty Pins

Google has quietly rolled out a new geography game called Smarty Pins.  The game ties in trivia questions from six categories (featured topics, arts and culture, science and geography, sports and games, entertainment, and history and current events) with guessing where the geographic location of the question is. Players start out with […]