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Can You Draw An Accurate Map of the World?

When it comes to geography, we'll admit it: We're a little shaky on details. (And don't even get us started on capitals of foreign countries!) But drawing a map of the world doesn't sound too hard.

Then we saw this article about how a Reddit user compiled 30 drawings of the world from students and formed them into one map. The results? Well, let's just say they're missing a few key players...

Japan was often omitted; Africa and Asia were merged; New Zealand and the North and South Poles were non-existent; the list of incorrect representations goes on. While we could blame these inaccuracies on how young the students were, think again: They were 18- to 22-year-olds from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

So what does this mean? Well, we can't exactly blame these students for not studying up on their world maps, they were all volunteers. Sure, it's a little disheartening that our best and brightest can't remember that the Philippines, Hawaii and Alaska are a part of our world, but we probably wouldn't do much better than them, either.

What about you? Try it out and see how you measure up!

Image via ZakZiebell.com

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