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John Oliver Really Loves Making Fun of How Terrible Americans Are at Geography

Anyone who semi-regularly watches Last Week Tonight might have noticed that John Oliver loves giving geography lessons—except if his show were a geography class, Oliver would be the teacher from hell. Is the highlighted country on the map actually the country he’s talking about, or will it turn out to be on another side of the continent entirely? As bad as Oliver presumes us Americans are at geography, these little tricks are not helping! “I don’t know when I’m going to get tired of this game,” Oliver grins, “but it’s definitely not now.”