The world is a big, big place. So big that you’d be forgiven for not knowing everything about it. With roughly 196 countries (“roughly,” depending on whether you count places like Taiwan, Somaliland, and Kosovo), innumerable cities, and constantly shifting borders, keeping up on your geography can be difficult for sure.

But there’s failing to keep up and then there’s displaying hilarious levels of ignorance. Time and again, people in high-profile situations seemingly go out of their way to mess up geography. We’re not talking little mistakes either. We’re talking stuff that even a fourth grader should know. Stuff like . . . 

On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 250. It quickly emerged that the suspects were both from Chechnya, a troubled province in the Russian Federation famous for its wars, terrorists, and dictator-like leader. Understandably angry, thousands of Americans took to Twitter to vent their rage . . . against the completely unrelated nation of the Czech Republic.

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