Jimmy Kimmel Proves Americans Can't Locate North Korea

With most Americans favoring military action on North Korea, Jimmy Kimmel decided to test out just how many Americans even know where North Korea is on a map.

It's hard to turn on the news and not see the tension rising between the United States and North Korea.

In fact, as "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host Jimmy Kimmel pointed out, about 75 percent of Americans think that North Korea poses a nuclear threat to the United States.

Naturally, Kimmel went out to investigate just how many Americans even know what they're talking about.

His crew went out to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to ask if the average person could point out North Korea on a world map. The results, as you expected, were dismal.

One woman, who said that the U.S. should consider military action on North Korea, drifted toward Canada.

"I'm horrible at geography," she defended herself.

Actually, more than one person chose Canada.

Other guesses were the Middle East, South America, Australia, and Europe (literally everywhere but North Korea.) 

On the bright side, a few knew it was in Asia.   

Interestingly enough, the results loosely coincide with a recent survey conducted by The New York Times, in which 1,746 adults were asked where North Korea is. About 36 percent knew, and those who knew its location had less of a tendency to vote in favor of military action.

As you can guess, those who didn't know where it was were in favor of military action.

Go figure.

Thumbnail/banner image credit: Flickr user Roman Harak

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