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The US Department of Defense isn’t sure where Damascus is: statistical proof - Us Vs Th3m
I was just a little bit off... Bombed Pakistan.You’d expect folks in the US Department of Defense to know the location of the place they’re probably about to bomb.
Well, yesterday we made a game about guessing where Damascus is, and only 57% of the answers we got from inside the DoD were right.
In total, more than 100,000 people played the game. Here’s what we found out:
The majority of people do know where Damascus is.
More than 50% of our players guessed within 200 miles. Given the zoomed-out satellite map and inaccurate input methods like smartphones, we count that as spot on.
Texans were slightly worse than everyone else - 49.3% got it correct compared to the world average of 52.5%.
Mac users are much worse than Linux users - 52% of Mac users got it correct, while Linux users got 57.7%.
Readers of the Independent are massively more well-read than the rest of the internet — or, rather, they got a big spoiler of where to click in their articles. 64.3% got it spot on.
Buzzfeed readers are worse at geography than the average user of the internet. Only 49.7% were within 200 miles. To make that worse, Buzzfeed readers were told where to click by being shown a map in the article and they still did worse than average.