It is a question that confounds the most geographically and legally astute: what is the nationality of a baby born on an airplane?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com. 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 […]
These furniture designs combine glass, wood, and other materials to emulate the land and water. Ocean Table Christopher Duff of Duffy London has designed a representation of an ocean using sculpted glass, Perspex and wood. The wood is from Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and other controlled sources. Called the Abyss Table, the materials […]
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 […]