Thursday, January 31, 2008

Upside-down Geography

You won't be in Detroit very long before one of the locals tries to catch you with the city's favorite trivia question. "If you go south from Detroit, what country do you come to?" Okay, logic tells you that Detroit is still part of the United States and what's south of the U.S.? -- Mexico. Right answer -- except in Detroit -- where the correct answer is Canada. Check a good map.

Photo: Looking towards the southwest at the Detroit River, Detroit is on the right (north) and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, is on the left (south).

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