A German Twitter user’s attempt to label a map of the United States went viral Friday and posed the world a pressing new question: Where is Ohio?
User @haru_cchii, who tweeted he is 17 and has never visited the United States, successfully identified California, Texas, Florida, Arkansas and Washington. The rest of their map is littered with question marks, states named George and West George, the entirety of New England grouped under “the f*** is going on here,” four Kansases and eight separate Ohios.
“This is def Ohio,” he wrote on Nevada.
Then he reached Montana and reconsidered: “This also feels like Ohio.”
By the time he got to New Mexico, the question had become clear: “Where is OHIO”
The other states labeled Ohio included Alabama, South Carolina, Illinois, Indiana and, finally, the real Ohio.
To @haru_cchii’s credit, it’s unlikely many American adults would be able to do better with a map of a foreign country. In a recent survey performed by Politico and Morning Consult, 77% of respondents couldn’t locate Iran — the focus of intense early January news coverage — on a map of the world.
Ohioans who spotted the question trending were quick to respond with their own jokes. Ohio is everywhere. Ohio was inside you all along. Ohio doesn't actually exist. If you don't know where Ohio is, that's because it's right behind you.
Where is Ohio, huh? pic.twitter.com/hxSSY41sfG
— Repetitive Routine (@Repetitive_R0) February 7, 2020