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  • Hey geograpeeps!

  • You guys asked for another Q& A video, so I asked you to ask me questions on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

  • So let's just jump in.

  • rihanna_fanta_banta27 says "Do you know about the New Zealand All Blacks?"

  • Oh, you mean - (does the haka). May have heard a little bit about them.

  • Tanner Wilson says, "Your thoughts on more people wanting to visit Antarctica on vacation?"

  • Do it, but don't get cocky, okay?

  • That place was never meant to be a tourist trap.

  • Scott Carl Wild says "which currency do you think has the best artwork/design?"

  • I think I actually read an article in which they voted on this,

  • and they all agreed that the New Zealand $5 banknote was the most attractive banknote,

  • with Sir Edmond Hillary, the guy who climbed Mount Everest,

  • and on the back, a little penguin and here there's a little transparent slot.

  • You know what?

  • Yeah. This is a pretty good looking bank note.

  • It's pretty cool. I like it.

  • I really like it.

  • Although I have to admit, the guy on the $50 Barbadian banknote looks so thug.

  • He's all like, "Yeah, you know you wanna come here, son."

  • cindy_wb says "Planning on cutting your hair?"

  • New Year's Day.

  • Genevieve_dibz99 says "Favorite type of dog?"

  • Airdale Terrier.

  • Anthony Grigorian says "Did you feel the New Zealand earthquake?"

  • You know what's funny, I believe the earthquake happened

  • as I was flying home from New Zealand, so it was literally like:

  • Dum Dumi says "You favorite singer/band?"

  • Ah man, there's so many.

  • It really kinda depends on what mood I'm in.

  • Recently I've been getting a lot more into instrumental bands that don't incorporate vocals.

  • Of course you can't go wrong with 2 Cellos, and if I'm feeling a little light-hearted,

  • then maybe Lindsey Stirling?

  • As you guys know, I've been more into progressive metal these days,

  • so Apocalyptica and Pellican have up there.

  • Now, once every so often I might feel a little bit of old-school soul stuff, and if that's the case,

  • I gotta go with Sam Cook, Doney Hallaway, Odis Redding, Bobby Bluebland.

  • On a typical day where I just feel kinda chill and just wanna listen to something classical,

  • of course you can't go wrong with Rachmaninoff or Liszt or Sibelius.

  • Ezio Bosso and of course who doesn't like Andrea Bocelli.

  • New school stuff - you can't go wrong with Ryan McKnight,

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops,

  • I might go for some James Morrison.

  • Or of course my boy Gavin Degraw.

  • Ron Pope, Ben l'Oncle Soul, my go-to kareoke songs are Billy Joel,

  • Bon Jovi, and that one Vanessa Carlton song.

  • Eh, there's a lot more but I'm not gonna get into that.

  • It's gonna take too long.

  • Francisco Montesdeoca says "what food from what country have you ever wanted to try but haven't had the chance to yet?"

  • I've never tried straight-up Arctic Inuit food.

  • Like whale blubber or seal or anything like that.

  • I've always wanted to try this one fruit I heard of that's only found in Puerto Rico,

  • I think it's called like quenepas.

  • Joonatantinen says "how many countries have you been to?"

  • This many.

  • Emma Falk says "who is the most interesting person you have met on your travels?"

  • Probably the former prime minister of Finland.

  • Steph_G97 says "do an Irish accent."

  • (with Irish accent) Well Steph, that's actually not quite a question but -

  • I used to skype a lot with my intern Potter, as you know, he's from Ireland.

  • I know there's a lot of different types of Irish accents

  • There's Dublin, there's Cork, there's Limerick, but this is the type of accent that I'm most accustomed to.

  • When I've listened to Potter talk.

  • I love hearing him talk, it's very endearing.

  • Potter, come to Los Angeles.

  • I'd love to see you here.

  • Kaleb Bright says, "Hey dude, met you in Christchurch."

  • Oh hey Kaleb! I remember you.

  • "What did you think about the things we did?"

  • Dude, those ducks loved you.

  • Dean Taylor says, "how would I know if I'm suffering from memory loss?"

  • Sorry, what?

  • Ryan Conner says "which starter should I choose for Pokemon Sun and Moon?"

  • I never made it past the first generation.

  • But let's see what this is.

  • The heck - this is Pokemon?

  • It's like the artists are just getting lazy now.

  • It looks like Hello Kitty diaharrea-d over Pokemon and put a bunch of happy stickers all over it.

  • I don't know. Choose the stupid-looking owl thing because emo cat is gonna backstab you

  • and floppy brain-damaged seal is gonna be useless on land.

  • He's only useful in water, so, I don't know, choose plant owl.

  • This pillow is crooked. What the -

  • adrientrem says "Please, I'm your biggest fan, answer this question."

  • Okay.

  • Daniel Sobczak says "what is your favorite spot to visit in the USA?"

  • "Why? (I know, you're a global traveler, but just looking for goof ideas for road trips here lol)."

  • Okay, I'm gonna assume you're talking about the continuous 48.

  • And not Hawaii and Alaska.

  • I've been to over 30 states in the country.

  • And I have to admit, probably the most memorable part that I've ever been to was Monument Valley in the southern valley of Utah.

  • I know everyone goes to the Grand Canyon -

  • but seriously, go to Monument Valley.

  • You will feel like you are walking amongst stone giants, it has all these amazing eroded rock formations.

  • You know, scoop a piece of red sand and put it in a plastic bag and keep it as a souvenir.

  • And you get to go to Navajo Nation, it's like a completely different country. There have their own president,

  • time zone, language, they even have their own radio stations.

  • Now A LOT of you guys asked me questions about what I think about American politics

  • what do I think about Trump? What do I think about the elections?

  • Yada, yada yada.

  • Here on Geography Now, I try specifically to avoid talking about politics,

  • let alone my country's politics.

  • Because that's like opening up a can of worms, except these worms transform into

  • venomous snakes and cobras and basiliks and Godzillas.

  • All I'm gonna say is that right now is really not a good time

  • for all the squabbling. We need to come together, both Democrats and Republicans,

  • to cooperate, and that's the only way things are gonna move forward.

  • A lot of you guys also asked about CalExit.

  • What do I think? It's not gonna happen.

  • Theoretically, it kinda maybe could,

  • but I believe by law all states are

  • perpetually contracted to the US, and the only way to leave is to create a whole new amendment,

  • which takes 2/3 of both the house and senate to approve of,

  • which is not gonna happen.

  • Do I believe California could possibly split up in separate states in the future? Maybe, I don't know.

  • But actually leaving the union? I don't think so.

  • Speaking about my country, I have a little message for my fellow American geograpeeps.

  • So, US geograpeeps, are any of you in middle school or high school and do you wanna win money for your school?

  • Yeah, I bet you do!

  • Well Samsung has given me the honor to take part in this cool project called the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

  • Let me ask you something. Do have an idea on how science, technology, engineering, arts, or math can improve your community?

  • And do you have a project idea that you really want to get started, but you need some help or funds?

  • That's where Samsung comes in.

  • Samsung is giving away free money and resources to schools all across America, encouraging using STEAM subjects to improve their communities.

  • So what do you do? You go to your favorite teacher and ask them to submit your school and sumbit an entry

  • to this link right here, I'll put another in the description box.

  • And remember, the last day to submit is Novemeber 30th, 2016.

  • So go ahead, submit, Samsung wants to help you out. Thank you, Samsung.

  • And with that being said, thank you for your questions.

  • This was fun. Finland is coming up! Stay tuned!

Hey geograpeeps!

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