Dumb beauty pageant answer leads to kind of cool blog

Maps for Us
In the last 5 days, a YouTube video of Miss South Carolina giving an incoherent answer during the Miss Teen USA pageant has been viewed nearly 9 million times. Asked why 1 in 5 Americans can't locate the USA on a map, she essentially said we need more maps. And South Africa, and Iraq, such as. Or something.

But while you may have laughed, the folks at G4TV's Attack of the Show took action. They created MapsforUs.org, a web blog dedicated to maps. Users can e-mail maps of pretty much anything, from their high school parking lot to Sparta, to the blast door map from the TV show Lost.

There's something intrinsically interesting about maps, especially maps that show interesting places or show everyday locations in an unusual way. So while the blog was obviously created as a joke, it makes for pretty compelling reading. After the jump check out the videos that started it all.

[via Boing Boing]

Continue reading Dumb beauty pageant answer leads to kind of cool blog

No comments:

Recent Posts