Maggie Koerth-Baker at 11:12 am Mon, Dec 16, 2013
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The reason for this is regrettably all too common. When the first explorers traveled into the chilly hinterland they filled in the blank spaces on their maps by grabbing the nearest native, pointing at some distant landmark, speaking very clearly in a loud voice, and writing down whatever the bemused man told them. Thus were immortalized in generations of atlases such geographical oddities as "It's Just A Mountain", "I Don't Know", "What?" and, of course, "Your Finger You Fool".
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