The reason why Americans are so bad at geography as explained by a 19-year old beauty queen

So, why can’t 20% of Americans find the United States on a world map?

I’ve been asked this question a number of times while traveling, usually by Aussies or Kiwis who normally quote a much higher percentage when subtly mocking my fellow countrymen.

Frankly, I don’t know the reason why some Americans can’t find their own country on a map. It’s embarrassing.

Miss South Carolina has no idea either. She was recently asked this very same question by a judge at the Miss Teen USA contest and her baffling, Bushism-filled answer pretty much affirmed that she’s part of that ignorant 20% minority. Wow.

If you want a good laugh at the expense of a very pretty young woman, spend two minutes to check out the video above.

And to all you Aussies and Kiwis out there, you may now rest your case; I’ve no defense against this type of irrefutable evidence.