Saturday, December 15, 2007

News from around the world

Newseum is an interesting site where you can mouse over a map of the world and the front page of the newspaper from that region will be displayed. There are a large range of countries included, many more from USA than the rest of the world and only two newspapers from NZ. It is an interesting window into what is important in different parts of the world on any one day though.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How well do you know your way around our planet?

I have spent an enjoyable evening with my kids finding out how little we know about the locations of places on our planet. We found this site, Traveler IQ Challenge, that quizzes you about locations of cities in the world. There is a time limit and you progress through levels. We kept going so we could level up and I now know where Portugal is and exactly where Turkey is. It was amazing to see just how little I knew about world geography... 80 days around the world and I would be lost at Switzerland wondering to turn left or right to get to France! I've embedded the game here, but there are many other parts to the game. Have a go at locating the country based on its flag, that one is tricky.

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