Accidental Blogger points me to a rather funny event, the yearly victory of some brown kid in the National Spelling Bee. ‘I was nervous’: Texas whiz kid beats teens in 2012 National Geographic Bee. This Texas whiz kid, Rahul Nagvekar, beat a prodigy from Wisconsin, Vansh Jain. Show More Summary
What is the Bavarian city located on the Danube River that was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806? Without a deep knowledge of geography or the Holy Roman Empire, most people wouldn’t be able to answer that question, but...
In the end, it came down to an educated guess as to which Bavarian city located on the Danube River was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806.
Can you name the Bavarian city located on the Danube that was the legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806? If not—and don't blame yourself for not knowing that off the top of your head—then you too would have lost today's National Geographic Bee. [ more › ]
A Houston-area whiz kid is the new champion of 2012 National Geographic Bee after correctly answering the question: "Name the Bavarian city located on the Danube River that was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806."
Congratulations to 8th grader Rahul Nagvekar, who was just named the 2012 National Geographic Bee champion! Rahul is 14 years old and from Missouri City, Texas. It’s a good thing he has a passion for traveling, as this year’s winnerShow More Summary
A Montgomery County teen is among the 10 finalists competing in the National Geographic Bee in downtown Washington Thursday morning. Adam Rusak, a 13-year-old 8th grader at Lakelands Park Middle School in Gaithersburg, beat thousands of students from across the country and in the U.S. Show More Summary
In the news today: some lessons from a guilty plea, foreign students flock to the U.S. for summer jobs, a record number of Indian Americans in this week's National Geographic Bee, and MoCo residents will have to pay for new bus lines. [ more › ]
D.C.'s Matthew Wilson put up a fierce fight, but only managed four right answers of nine questions in preliminary rounds during today's National Geographic Bee. He may have been fallen to the geography gods, but Maryland's Adam Rusak didn't. [ more › ]
Starting today, 54 fourth- to eighth-graders from across the country and U.S. territories will battle it out in the National Geographic Bee. Matthew Wilson will be representing D.C. for the second time, hoping to improve on his 2010 performance. [ more › ]
Editor’s Note: Today’s guest author is Luke Hellum. Luke is an 9th grader who has been studying geography since he was in kindergarten, making it to Arizona's state geographic bee three times, placing in the National Geographic Bee finals last year, and returning to the National Geographic Bee this year as a youth correspondent. Show More Summary
So The National Geographic Channel is about to premiere Doomsday Preppers to the world. Long a rather quiet subculture it will be fascinating to see what kind of attention this exposure will bring. I should note here that I have been a survivalist (the OLD name) for quite some time. If some television producer asked ME to [...]
Follow the Jeopardy! star as he gets shamed by a teenager at the National Geographic Bee and lost in the Library of Congress Map Division
Twenty-two years later, and it still makes me nervous. Just watching the young contestants at yesterday’s preliminary finals of the National Geographic Bee was enough to make me sweat and tighten my hands into fists—to hope and to cringe with every question asked. Back in 1989, I participated in the first ever National Geographic Bee.…
The first in-depth national study of wild bees in the US has uncovered major losses in the relative abundance of several bumble bee species and declines in their geographic range since record-keeping began in the late 1800s.
Eighth grader Aadith Moorthy, 13, of Palm Harbor, Fla. claimed top honors in the 2010 National Geographic Bee here in Washington, D.C. this week. But before Moorthy could take home his $25,000 college scholarship and various other prizes,...Show More Summary
Tswana is a Bantu language spoken by the largest ethnic group in what landlocked country?The production of yerbe maté, a tea made from an evergreen plant, is important to the economy of Misiones. This providence is located in which country...Show More Summary
Each spring I look forward to the National Geographic Geography Bee, which will be hosted here at our headquarters tomorrow. Because it's a closed event (even for us), I can't sneak in to catch a peek of the action live (though it is streamed on video throughout the building). Show More Summary
Two selections from a compilation of 25 at the Big Picture.The buzzing, floating bee by Michael Johnson, and the bioluminescent coral by Stephen Martin....
Image: Wild Wonders of Europe, detail of European bee eater, by Markus Varesvuo Our friends at Wild Wonders of Europe have proudly announced the appearance of a collection of photos capturing some of Europe's rare and awesome wildlife in National Geographic. Don't miss these am...