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Jimmy Kimmel proves Americans can’t find North Korea on a map

'As far as... on the map?'


Christine Friar


Posted on Aug 10, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 9:03 pm CDT

According to a poll taken before the president’s “fire and fury” tweets, 75 percent of Americans said they believed North Korea‘s nuclear program was a “critical threat” to U.S. safety. Hypothetically assuming that those numbers might have jumped up a point or two in recent days, Jimmy Kimmel decided to send someone out onto Hollywood Boulevard to see how many everyday American could find the Asian country on a map. It turns out the answer is… not many.

He got a fair amount of “somewhere around here”-type answers, but the regions people were gesturing toward definitely varied. Is North Korea in Canada? The Middle East? Certainly we can all agree it’s… north of the other Korea.

They do let everyone know the correct answer at the end of the clip, though. Just remember it’s east of China, west of Japan—almost the only place that’s true for. But you should know where it is. Because it colors your opinion.

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*First Published: Aug 10, 2017, 8:51 am CDT