The mystery of the squarest country

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Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 23 dias atrás
Re Ukraine: Many people wondering if Map Men are legitimising the Russian annexation of Crimea at 2:39. We are not. We had intended to make Crimea a different colour, as a way of saying 'look, sticky outy bit that's also currently disputed', but we just forgot to do it. We are sorry. This BRvid account is not, actually, a Kremlin propaganda bot.
Lotschi 2 dias atrás
@Julius Barodzisas I just meant that is is important for some people, even if you don‘t care
Julius Barodzisas
Julius Barodzisas 2 dias atrás
@Lotschi But I don't But i should be😳
Julius Barodzisas
Julius Barodzisas 2 dias atrás
@Nick Yefimenko Are you Ukrainians that heartbroken about krimea?
Nick Yefimenko
Nick Yefimenko 2 dias atrás
Oh thank god. I was about to comment about it.
Monarch VH
Monarch VH 4 dias atrás
Well including Crimea Ukraine has 2 Crimea and a Salient separating Moldova from the Black Sea
Ionuzzu123 Hora atrás
How did you miss that romania looks like a fish
jdhnn guevarra
jdhnn guevarra Hora atrás
san mariNO vatiCANT
Heidi Barker
Heidi Barker 7 horas atrás
I thought I had seen all the world's art, I waa wrong.
Muhammad Mirsab
Muhammad Mirsab 7 horas atrás
Palestine?!!!! 🇵🇸
Milan Barot
Milan Barot 8 horas atrás
This should be added to the curriculum as nursery rhyme
ImBarryScottCSS 13 horas atrás
Whole video as ploy to get San MariNO in. Well played.
Alexander Callahan
Alexander Callahan 15 horas atrás
For some reason, I had it set to 0.75, so now it sounds fast
Alexander Callahan
Alexander Callahan 15 horas atrás
Spudster 15 horas atrás
Slovenia is a chicken
KDN 17 horas atrás
states do count if you make Wyoming its own country. too bad Wyoming doesn't exist
Eric Appiah Westen
Eric Appiah Westen 18 horas atrás
Didn't hear Ghana????
Bepis Man
Bepis Man 17 horas atrás
Brendan Joyce
Brendan Joyce 19 horas atrás
Congratulations Map Men. I will no longer be able to look at Cameroon the same way again.
Mohamed arshad
Mohamed arshad 21 hora atrás
Egypt Egypt
jfdd43 22 horas atrás
Does this account for the distortion of a country’s shapes on a flat map opposed to a globe?
Pacotaco Dia atrás
Taiwan is my favorite group of islands
épinards & caramel
3:16 Well, a lot of them would be squares when viewed in 3D (or… maybe all of them? 🤔)
Colton Crofts
Colton Crofts Dia atrás
Laughs in Colorado
Gustavo Pereira
Gustavo Pereira Dia atrás
Tyler Henderson
Tyler Henderson Dia atrás
Kot Kotlecik
Kot Kotlecik Dia atrás
I knew it.
Goody Dia atrás
Can you do all capitals in the world
Kyle King
Kyle King 10 horas atrás
You live in a wizard
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown Dia atrás
I held out until 4:34, but then I laughed like a drain.
BaluchistanBall Productions
“Qatar looks like a bean” Ah yes BEAN
Bruno Benoit
Bruno Benoit 2 dias atrás
I've always thought Belgium looks like a leprechaun bending over with a rucksack on his back... :)
Joe Zegers
Joe Zegers 2 dias atrás
All of this and it’s Egypt?
Henri-Bryde Meier
Henri-Bryde Meier 2 dias atrás
Two Brits discussing how to shape Countries on the world rectangular is so 1918 :D
Mister Bone o'ttiz etti yoshda
4:18 that's because it's got a lake full of them
Gamewolf 248
Gamewolf 248 2 dias atrás
Spain can do 2 things to be a square is 1. Invade Portugal 2. Kick Galicia
abb criss
abb criss 2 dias atrás
by definition the states inside the US are countries...
abb criss
abb criss Dia atrás
@Jay Foreman Country a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory. Nation a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory. States are indeed their own countries inside a union. They are all independently governed and while they are expected to follow decisions of the federal government they do not have to. This is why states like CO were able to threaten the federal government with a suit when they tried to enforce federal drug laws after the state legalized pot.
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 2 dias atrás
No they’re not.
Chance Kearns
Chance Kearns 2 dias atrás
Spain is literally just a square with a tumour
Jacob Mescam
Jacob Mescam 2 dias atrás
Third time watching and only just noticinh that the phone in the advert is being held by a foot.
Mazenmokhtar Nada
Mazenmokhtar Nada 2 dias atrás
Can confirm its very square here
senna hoj
senna hoj 3 dias atrás
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 2 dias atrás
Baku Mapping - ShanTV
Baku Mapping - ShanTV 3 dias atrás
Kreigistein: yes but no
chad wasn't perished
chad wasn't perished 3 dias atrás
Equatorial Guinea
helloimlois 3 dias atrás
The Egypt/Sudan border was the first thing that came to mind
Unknown name
Unknown name 3 dias atrás
We, Vietnamese think our country looks like a S :)
Ivano Kraljevic
Ivano Kraljevic 3 dias atrás
kosovo is serbia
Garfield 2 dias atrás
I am getting bored of this, search up disputed in the dictonairy
さぶあか 3 dias atrás
親愛なるボランティア、 この文を翻訳できますか? どうもありがとう! 男性の地図
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 3 dias atrás
Den Joost
Den Joost 3 dias atrás
did you just have the audacity to call luxembourgers squares??? I have never heard a more accurate name for us then squares ngl
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 3 dias atrás
sentance at 1:51 translates to "fuck off"
Diana Moon
Diana Moon 3 dias atrás
Somalia is a sock.... idk why, but that broke me
Claudiu 3 dias atrás
Romania looks like a fish.
Cleo Alexander
Cleo Alexander 3 dias atrás
This isn’t a question that I knew I needed to be answered 😂
MightyZx 3 dias atrás
mgtrplayz 3 dias atrás
it is actually rose island
maklag 3 dias atrás
meh austria kinda looks like a chicken leg tbh
ArrZarr 3 dias atrás
Finally, the British drawing straight lines all over the map pays off!
Larry Alexander
Larry Alexander 3 dias atrás
What about that off-shore oil rig nation?
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball 3 dias atrás
Jing Ante
Jing Ante 4 dias atrás
Rich606 4 dias atrás
I really feel like I've learnt something. Not anything particularly useful, but something none the less.
LWkitty 4 dias atrás
1:52 hahahahahahahhahahahhaahhahahahhahahahhaha *ive been launging for an uncomfortable amount of time* now I vatican't unsee that. Thanks a lot. But for real I like the video
Mohamed Salem
Mohamed Salem 4 dias atrás
المشاهد العادي
4:02 Monaco is like Giraffe
Santiago García-Huidobro H
You should do one of the capitals
Max Baldýnský
Max Baldýnský 4 dias atrás
sentance at 1:51 translates to "fuck off"
the.abhiram.r 4 dias atrás
Felipe Iglesias
Felipe Iglesias 4 dias atrás
You said about Chile what I was expected . Satisfied enough!
Junior Frankie
Junior Frankie 4 dias atrás
The content is so good I actually finish the last part advert , but it should be sponsor by ssquarespace not stereo .
Julius Barodzisas
Julius Barodzisas 4 dias atrás
I like that it's a kid's show
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball 3 dias atrás
1:51 4:35 Sure it is.....
hi 4 dias atrás
“Qatar looks like a bean” It do be looking like a bean.
spakeroloni 4 dias atrás
Those guys are legends
Dan Bradford
Dan Bradford 4 dias atrás
Best video this channel's ever produced. Bravo.
Pranav A
Pranav A 4 dias atrás
3:35 "The Vatican? The Vati can't" 😂😂😂😂
Percy Hamill
Percy Hamill 4 dias atrás
1:30, your welcome!
Chan YY
Chan YY 5 dias atrás
It’s Chile.
Michael Dickinson
Michael Dickinson 5 dias atrás
You guys do the best adverts!
Steve Schijns
Steve Schijns 5 dias atrás
If you like maps and catchy rock music, then the new video of "MAP" will be perfect -
Martin Martinez
Martin Martinez 5 dias atrás
The Falklands weren't marked when talking about Argentina, you can almost hear them unsubscribing
Heinz Guderian
Heinz Guderian 5 dias atrás
Insayno 5 dias atrás
Idk what I just watched, but I needed it greatly.
Pandaboi 5 dias atrás
So we're assuming the Halaib Triangle is part of Egypt then?
Garfield 4 dias atrás
Yes for the time being, because its disputed, i just think it should be Sudanese because Egypt looks better that way
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poland ball
poland ball 5 dias atrás
This whole video I was screaming Egypt
Hello World
Hello World 5 dias atrás
*Chile’s very very very very very long and thin* 4:04
Adrian Thegreat8
Adrian Thegreat8 5 dias atrás
The first bit is the exact retelling of thoughts in my head when this came up in my reccomended
Steven Young
Steven Young 5 dias atrás
*sad Wyoming noises*
ninoy 5 dias atrás
My guess is Egypt Edit: I was correct :D
Džiráfa 5 dias atrás
We need more squares a SONGS!!!!
NameNameLikeWha 5 dias atrás
The United States in 1942: 1:29
JONASYALL 5 dias atrás
3:15 Brazil speaks Finnish?
Taron 5 dias atrás
2:41 Kosovo je Srbija >:(
Garfield 5 dias atrás
DISPUTED, learn what that word means
Daisy Wells
Daisy Wells 5 dias atrás
Fun fact: this was the 'video of the week' in 'the week junior' for May 1st 2021
Daisy Wells
Daisy Wells 5 dias atrás
@Jay Foreman There is a link, a picture of the thumbnail and a little description about the video
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 5 dias atrás
Really? Cool! Is there a link?
Desns s
Desns s 5 dias atrás
Everlxxing 5 dias atrás
SD 5 dias atrás
This is the new and improved Yakko Warner and the nations of the world
bagnome 5 dias atrás
Colorado: hold my beer
Garfield 5 dias atrás
Wyoming is even more square lol
Wanees Ali
Wanees Ali 5 dias atrás
Europe: no need to thank me
Nimbus 6 dias atrás
I mean, if Sealand weren't just a joke it'd win in a landslide, being an oil platform
Vindex Skripi
Vindex Skripi 6 dias atrás
you really couldn't make a joke about the fact that Romania is a fish
Aadiseh 6 dias atrás
As a Czech I’ll happily let Poland invade to become a square.
Unusual Stranger
Unusual Stranger 6 dias atrás
This video is ignoring the American , Pacific , African and other European territories of Spain .For shame .
Snifey 76
Snifey 76 6 dias atrás
This is now what my child should watch instead of.... ridiculous youtube kids
HCroaks 6 dias atrás
1:29 A better opening would be 「ボランティアへ、」and instead of 「翻訳できますか?」it might be better to use 「翻訳してくれませんか?」 Also, to keep in line with the level of formality of the rest of the sentence, it might be a good idea to add on 「ございます」to that 「どうもありがとう」. Lastly, the sign off more so means "Men Maps," rather than what I assume was supposed to be "Map Men." I'll take my payment in Map Men merchandise store credit please.
Win090949 6 dias atrás
Is it just me or is Luxembourg a shoe?
Sketchpad 6 dias atrás
Sometimes I forget that there are multiple Georgias
Randy Marsh
Randy Marsh 6 dias atrás
1:50 thank you for at least addressing this part
lesbian conglomerate #85
If you ever wanted to have the lyrics handy for some reason or another well, here they are! [Spoken] Someone's emailed us asking which country's shape is most like a square. What a stupid question. Totally pointless. Slovakia? No. Georgia? No. Bangladesh. No Bangladesh looks like a wizard. You think everything looks like a wizard. Hm. Ghana. Too long. North Macedonia. Too round. Liberia? No. Malaysia. [Things begin to rhyme now] Jay, Malaysia is not a square. But there must be one somewhere. But not in Oman, or the UAE, and Yemen's more a rectangle, yes I can see Russia's nothing like a square Too long as far as I'm aware Mali starts of strongly, but right here it goes to pot Burkina Faso is irregular, four-sided it is not Hmm... Italy's a boot So is Papua New Guinea What about Benin and Togo No, they're both far too skinny [Music begins to come in] What about these little countries, Costa Rica, Lebanon There's no square in Singapore, Brunei Mauritius or Gabon. [Song starts for real here] Kuwait looks like a little thumb, Madagascar looks quite lean Burundi looks quite like a heart, Qatar looks like a bean India's a diamond and Slovenia's a splot Cuba's very long and thin and both Koreas are short and squat Mozambique has got too many sides, Uzbekistan as well Little Paraquay's no paradigm, Mauritania's an L And Malawi's like a seahorse, Guinea-Bissau's a weathered rock And Nauru's nearly a circle and Somalia's a sock France is famously a hexagon that fact is quite well known But it's not the only one it's joined by Sierra Leone What about these landlocked countries like Nepal or South Sudan? They're not square and nor are Denmark, Finland, China, or Iran Luxembourgers are all squares which their borders don't reflect And Australia's a cat dog, and Japan we must reject Guatemala has two squarish sides in this bit in the north But it won't meet our criteria cause it needs a third and fourth Timor Leste? Doesn't pass the test Moldova? Guinea? Don't be silly Little Rwanda? Doesn't stand a hope in hell (Nor does Israel) [Spoken] Are we seriously going to go through every country? Yes I think it's important Both the USA and Canada have squares in large amounts But we're only counting countries and states don't count Poland would look like a square if it invaded to the south Kazakhstan looks like a turtle with a leaf stuck in its mouth Despite a square's efficiency the German's don't come close And Peru is like a resting dog Guyana's like a ghost Ethiopia and Switzerland look like potato wedges Norway, Sweden and New Zealand all have far too crinkly edges If you had a lot of coastline then your sides will not be straight So the squareness of Philippines, Greece and Ireland won't be great Tajikistan's quite funky, as is elephant head shaped Thailand There's no square in Indonesia's eighteen thousand tiny islands If you country’s made of islands then a square you'll never be There are loads of island nations that are mostly empty sea; Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands, the Seychelles The Maldives, Micronesia, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis Sao Tome and Principe, the Bahamas, Cape Verdi, Tonga, Vanuatu The Netherlands is flat, although its edges do not fit And the following are countries with a sticky outy bit: There's Afghanistan, Namibia, the DRC's got two There's Ukraine, Venezuela, Eritrea, Cyprus, and Kosovoo Is Morocco square? No, it's more a stair Kiribat? Not square alas Senegal? Not square at all San Marino? San Mari-No The C.A.R. so near, so far, Botswana's like a flounder Chad looks like Jay Leno, Eswatini couldn't be rounder Mongolia looks like a bat, the Congo's kind of foxy Myanmar's like a genie and not even slightly boxy Belize has one edge here that's straight but this bit's rather lumpy Algeria and Kenya are pentagons, Honduras is too bumpy Sri Lanka's like a raindrop, Kyrgyzstan's a bird in flight While Iraq and Jordan's lines are straight, the angles just aren't right Colombia's kind of squarish though its borders are quite rough And Iberia would pass but Spain alone's not square enough If Bolivia expanded, then a square it just might be Nicaragua would look square if you viewed it in 3d Little Liechtenstein and the Argentines are not square in the least The Dominican Republic, that just tapers to the east Lesotho's sort of squarish but the angle's on the wonk Cameroon is like a chicken with a huge badonkadonk Mexico? No no no no Portugal Too thin too tall The Saudis? Too much on a slant The Vatican? The Vati-can't Listing every country by its shape is not an easy job When inevitably loads of them look only like a blob So to make things more efficient, as I'm sure you've got the gist Here are all the blobby countries in a quick compiled list: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belarus, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina Cambodia Czechia, Djibouti, Dominica, Estonia, Granada, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia St. Lucia, Tanzania, Uruguay, Zimbabwe Samoa's like a butterfly whose wings have been removed But add Ecuador and Bahrain, and it's massively improved Little Monaco's so tiny you can see the piers within Chile's very very very very very long and thin Uganda cannot be a square because of all the lakes The Gambia, Vietnam and Panama all look like snakes Haiti, Croatia and Zambia all have shapes that wrap around Syria's just a bit too slopey, and El Salvador's too long [Spoken] That doesn't rhyme Palau looks like a jellyfish, Pakistan looks like a duck Azerbaijan looks like a bird that's been run over by a truck This monkey is Armenian, this shooting star's Laotian Jamaica, Malta and Niger are creatures from the ocean Greenland's not a real country even though it's really big The UK looks like an old witch sitting sideways on a pig Comoros would if it were glued Some parts of Tuvalu look rude Turmenistan looks like something or another Tunisia and Albania look like each other South Africa's too wobbly Bulgaria's too nobbly Brazil is too triangular Turkey is too rectangular Now the only countries left are ones whose squareness are the best If you know which ones are coming we're incredibly impressed Little Montenegro's square if you rotate it some degrees South Sudan has left behind a very square North Sudanese The angles in Angola mean it's nearly good to go And Nigeria comes close, although it bulges down below Libya is nearly square, it's more a parallelogram And Cote d'Ivoire and Suriname do well in our exam Equatorial Guinea's very square but unfortunately Since it's capital's on an island, then the squarest it can't be So the winner of our contest Fitting all our tight prescriptions It's the squarest the squarest The nation of the Pharaohs The land of Cleopatra The country where the Sphinx is It's the land of the Egyptiaaaaan's! [Spoken, song's over] Any more interesting emails come in? There's one asking for every capital city in the world. D'oh, that would have made a much better song Don't ask me why I transcribed this I really couldn't tell you
Alguien De Internet
Alguien De Internet 6 dias atrás
omg he mentioned my country
Aadiseh 5 dias atrás
@Alguien De Internet oops
Alguien De Internet
Alguien De Internet 5 dias atrás
@Aadiseh yes that is the joke
Heinz Guderian
Heinz Guderian 6 dias atrás
@Aadiseh This is meme
Aadiseh 6 dias atrás
They said they were going through every country....
Heinz Guderian
Heinz Guderian 6 dias atrás
Kyaru Momochi
Kyaru Momochi 6 dias atrás
Glad to hear being the most rectangular country!
Kyaru Momochi
Kyaru Momochi 6 dias atrás
@Aadiseh turkey :D
Aadiseh 6 dias atrás
I assume you’re from Egypt?
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