'Wait, Wait' Geography Tip #14 : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Were you aware it was Geography Awareness Week?
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'Wait, Wait' Geography Tip #14

To celebrate Geography Awareness Week (only a few shopping days left!), National Geographic asked Senators to draw their home state. Senator Al Franken, as you might expect from the above, nailed his, as did Dick Durbin, but I was disappointed to see nothing from my home state of West Virginia. We have a unique way of representing our geography: you take your left hand, stick your thumb out to the side, and stick up your middle finger. There it is, The Mountain State, staring you in the face. It's especially useful for explaining West Virginia geography to someone who just cut you off in traffic.