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China has more people than the United States
There is a country named Chad
Most of the island of Greenland is covered with lush forests and grasslands, which is why it is called Greenland
Most of Greenland is covered by ice
The world's highest mountain is located in the United States
Mount Everest is on the border of China and Nepal
The average airplane ride from Paris to London takes about 5 or 6 hours
The flight time is only about 1 hour
The official language of Brazil is Spanish
It is Portuguese
The flag of Canada has a maple leaf on it
More than half of the Earth's surface is covered by water
In some years, the Amazon completely dries up
Egypt is in northern Africa
Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is the capital of India
The capital of India is New Delhi
More people live north of the equator than south of it
There is a country whose name is only one letter different than Iran
That country is, of course, Iraq
Russia is larger east-to-west than it is north-to-south
Scotland is a part of England
Scotland lies to the north of England. They are both part of the United Kingdom.
Scotland = UK
England = UK
Scotland =/= England
That sums it up as best as I can
How hard is it for a geography teacher to say,
"Scotland = UK
England = UK
Wales = UK
North Ireland = UK
Scotland+England+Wales are on the same ISLAND, called Britain
Ireland and North Ireland are on their own island, so UK =/= Britain
Ireland =/= UK"
(It would also be accompanied by a visual aid)
The reason we say it is to prove a point that "Americans don't know non-American geography" to show that they are hypocrites.
And, yes, I know this isn't all Americans. Most of them I've talked to are actually pretty nice and fairly knowledgeable (or at least how knowledgeable I am of the US), it's just that small annoying portion that thinks they're better for knowing trivia about their own country.
Got a little cocky by the end and...ugh! Yes, I am American.
I'm not American and have never flown from, say, New York to Washington, but I have enough of a grasp of US geography to be able to work out that a flight between the two wouldn't take 5 hours.
can you elaborate?
We're never getting rid of Jeff Bezos.
Tallness explicitly requires a measurement from head to toe (or base to tip in the case of mountains). Height is from a specified point of reference (e.g. sea level for mountains) to the tip.
The question should probably specify "from sea level" to avoid ambiguity but it's not incorrect to say that Muana Kea is the tallest mountain but Everest is the highest (using sea level as a reference, if we used the Earth's core as the reference point then Chimborazo wins).
(comment if you know what that's from)