Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Geographic meltdown

Having lived in New Mexico, this comes as no surprise. There's a reason that the license plates there say "New Mexico USA."

JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's governor wanted to find out what the rest of the nation thinks about their neighbor to the north, so he commissioned a sort of pop quiz.

The results of the poll show that Americans love Alaska, but they don't know a whole lot about it.

More than half the nation thinks that most of Alaska is covered in ice and snow year-round. For the record: Just 5 percent of Alaska is covered by glaciers, ice and snow all year.

Another result found that one of every eight Americans believes the Last Frontier is a separate country or else doesn't know that it's a state.

1 comment:

Rogue Sun said...

I didn't know about the 5% but then I never bothered to know. However I have known since gradeschool that it is a state.