Geography Failure

I don’t really follow soccer – or football as my international friends call it – but it was pretty big news today to hear that Russia and Qatar won the hosting privileges for the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively.

As it is with most breaking news, Twitter was ablaze within minutes, although there was something strange about how people were talking about it.

That’s right. The spelling of Qatar, the only country in the world starting with the letter Q, was wrong. Moments after the screen capture, “Katar” started trending as well. Where are these people learning geography?

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Quote of the Day

On the heels of the unsurprising Supreme Court’s decision not to strike down Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), Kenny (@Geekyfanboy on Twitter) made this simple statement:

I couldn’t agree more.  I don’t understand why a country wouldn’t defend those who sacrifice everything to protect it and its people.

By the way, I’ll just leave this related gem here as well: