general question about how many people in the west (more specifically, Americans on twitter who turned their icons green) could even find Tehran on an unlabeled map, my friend Rick came up with a challenge meme, of a sort, suggesting folks start with a fully zoomed out, unlabeled google map, then zoom in toward Iran until you think you can click on exactly where Tehran is, then click, and announce what city you ended up on, if not Tehran. (If you ended up right on Tehran? Woohoo!)
So, where did you end up? If it was Tehran, how close did you zoom in before you could be precise?
Where do you come from, and what's your geography background like, or your knowledge of central Asia?
I ended up about 100 km northeast of Tehran, from just far enough above the surface that what I thought was city was bare rock.
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