Nebraska boy wins geography bee

An 11-year-old boy from Nebraska won the National Geographic Bee by answering the question: Cochabamba is the third-largest conurbation in what country?

Akshay Rajagopal answered “Bolivia” to clinch the bee.

Askhay, a sixth-grader at Lux Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska, answered every question correctly to win a $25,000 scholarship.

Along the way, Akshay answered questions that included the westernmost Asian national capital (Ankara in Turkey), the country where Makossa is a popular type of music (Cameroon), and the location of Tillya Tepe (it’s in Afghanistan).

I know where Nebraska is.

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  1. Although this does beg the obvious question:

    Should they really be talking about conurbation with children present?