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12 ‘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.
In "Carmen Sandiego: The Tutankhamun's Mask Caper," players will track a criminal named Le Chevre.

Carmen Sandiego returns in Google Earth’s throwback to the original video games

"Carmen Sandiego: The Tutankhamun's Mask Caper" will test your knowledge of geography with a fun minigame for Google Earth.
Antarctica is the largest desert in the world.

The 14 most mind-boggling geography facts that will make you see the world in a whole new light

While we've learned a lot about the planet we live on, there are some geography facts that still surprise us.
You can visit Mammoth Cave, which is located in Kentucky.

12 mind-boggling facts about US geography

From underground lakes to mysterious hills that seem to break the laws of gravity, here are some mind-boggling facts about US geography.
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.

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.
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.

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.