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Google Earth's "Carmen Sandiego" game is a fun throwback to the originals.

You can try to catch Carmen Sandiego in Google Earth’s throwback to the original video game

Google Earth has released the first in a series of "Carmen Sandiego" games that will test your knowledge of geography.
Ikea BJORKSTA map

Ikea is selling a world map that is missing New Zealand

A customer posted a photo of the store’s BJORKSTA map to Reddit on Thursday after noticing that it erased New Zealand from world geography.
Geography is hard.

10 ‘easy’ geography questions that middle schoolers can answer, but will probably leave you stumped

Even if you consider yourself a geography buff, these questions from the National Geographic Geobee Challenge are some of the hardest we've ever come across — see if you can pass the quiz.

The Alaska earthquake didn’t kill anyone. And it’s thanks to a small change the state made 50 years ago.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday caused no fatalities or widespread building damage, according to officials.

This map shows the US really has 11 separate ‘nations’ with entirely different cultures

Each region in the United States, from "Yankeedom" to "El Norte," has its own cultural identity, says author Colin Woodard. The cultural differences between them contribute to the political tensions between THE states and how they fit into the US overall.
The United States is divided into many different regions and subregions — and not everyone agrees on where each state falls.

Even the US government can’t agree on how to divide up the states into regions

The United States is made up of many different regions and subregions. Government agencies have different ways of grouping the states based on geography, culture, or other factors.

Exactly which states are in the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West, according to the US government

The United States is home to several different regions and subregions, and there's plenty of debate over which region and subregion— from New England to the Midwest to the South — is home to which states.
Regions of America that transcend state lines include the Bible Belt and the Rust Belt.

The US is split into more than a dozen ‘belts’ defined by industry, weather, and even health

Have you heard of the Jell-O Belt? Or the Stroke Belt? As it turns out, there are more than a dozen US regions that go by a "belt" moniker, each sharing a set of characteristics that set it apart from the US as a whole.
Guests enjoy the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Why no one can agree where the South really is

The South is the fastest growing region in the United States, but not everyone agrees on where the South actually is. Experts are often at odds with public perception when it comes to states like Texas, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware.
Mauna Kea, the highest point in Hawaii.

The highest point in every US state

When it comes to elevation, the United States is a country of extremes.