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Geo bee

By Jenny Coon Peterson April 10th, 2010
Question: Which country shares its name with Africa's third largest lake?

Answer: Malawi.

Did you know the answer? Did you even care?

Me, I love trivia stuff like that. But, then again, I'm a geography nerd. My life goal in fifth grade was to appear on the PBS program "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" Nearly 20 years later, I still love geography. I do this for fun.

And I'm not alone. A grand total of 101 Oklahoma students grades five through eight will head to Oklahoma State University on Friday for the state National Geographic Bee competition. Can I say I'm jealous I never did anything like this and not sound like a total weirdo?

Wish them luck. The winner heads to Washington, D.C., in late May to face off against kids from 49 other states in the national competition. And, just to really add to the nerd euphoria, it's held at National Geographic Society headquarters and hosted by Alex Trebek. Yes! I love both of those things.
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