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This Is What Happens When You Ask People To Draw A Map Of The UK And Ireland From Memory

Let's just say it's a mixed bag.

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We asked everyone at BuzzFeed UK to draw a map of the UK and Ireland from memory. On their maps, we asked people to include the locations of the following places:

London, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Bristol, Norwich, Cambridge, Southampton, Dover, Plymouth, Oxford, Dublin, Cork, The Shetlands, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Channel Islands, Anglesey, Bangor (there are two of these), Swansea and Middlesbrough.


This person came up with the idea for this post and has a geography degree, so was expected to do well.

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And if you ignore the shape of Scotland I'm pretty happy with it, I must say.

And some people just gave up and drew a penis. Don't ask what The Shetland Islands are.

Robin Edds / Via BuzzFeed

Oh no, apparently this is actually meant to be a map of the UK. Who knew.


This person, on the other hand, should have their British passport taken away at once.

Robin Edds / Via BuzzFeed

Though they did make up for it a little by drawing a Shetland pony.

Think you can do any better? Draw your own map and post a picture below.

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