Worst geography lesson ever

I turned on the TV tonight, and the Guinness World Records: Top 100 show happened to be on.  As I turned it on, record #62 came up: fastest flying manmade object.  They claim it was the SR-71 Blackbird at 2200mph.  I can’t help but think of the X-15, breaking 4,519mph.

Anyhow, that nitpick aside, they tried to give the viewer a general understanding of just how fast Mach 3 is, they said it could go from LA to New York in 1.5 hours.  That’s fine, but this was the graphic they used:

Bad Graphic

It’s so bad I had to get out Diann’s camera and snap a picture.  I’m trying to come up with something sufficiently snarky to say about this, but I think the image speaks for itself.  At least they got New York approximately right.

Looking back, I do find it ironic that just below the words "Los Angeles" is the little advertisement for NBC’s new show Lipstick Jungle.  Special.