December 13, 2013 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Can you name a firth in Scotland where the dolphins have individual names? The destination of Haiti's Kita Nago parade? A Sami Village in Lapland where tourists go to see the Northern Lights? A former "city of pirates" on the Adriatic Coast? Every weekday, listeners of PRI's international-news radio show The World are treated to the serendipity of a brief journey to a distant point on the globe. It's part of the daily GeoQuiz, a challenging geographical trivia game enhanced with ambient audio, imagery, mapping, and revealing details of history and landscape. You can play along via Twitter or subscribe to the podcast - either way, this 5 minute vacation will make you a little bit smarter about this incredible planet.
posted by Miko (6 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
This brings back memories of GeoGueser, which uses Google street view to have you slueth your random location on the planet. Sadly, the last time I tried it I was on cable, and had bandwidth... it's not as much fun on DSL.
posted by MikeWarot at 9:55 PM on December 13, 2013

Goddamn, the best post nominees have really stepped it up today.
posted by smoke at 2:04 AM on December 14, 2013 [2 favorites]

For the first one, I'm gonna guess the Firth of Fifth.

Because it's the only firth I know.

And I think it might not actually be a real firth, just the name of a Genesis song.

Wait! No! I have heard of an actual firth! I think, at least! The Moray Firth. That's a real firth, right? I'm gonna guess the Moray Firth.
posted by Flunkie at 7:42 AM on December 14, 2013

WOOOHOOOO! Thank you Crusader Kings II, which is where I've learned the sum total of all my non-Fifth firth-related knowledge!
posted by Flunkie at 7:48 AM on December 14, 2013

Ulcinje is a fascinating place. I am rather sorry I never went there.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 9:49 AM on December 14, 2013

Geo Quiz and The World are some of the best of public radio- much more interesting than Fresh Air interviewing some actor. Kids in school should really have this as part of their schoolwork.
posted by happyroach at 2:58 PM on December 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

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