What country outside North America is closest to the United States?
b) French Polynesia
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I asked my dad (Trivial Pursuit king) for help to come up with this week’s Travel Trivia question and he asked me. “What country outside North America is closest to the United States?” I got it right, thanks to Sarah Palin’s claim you can see Russia from land in Alaska. The answer is d) Russia, which is about 58 miles away from the U.S. That’s just too dang far away to see with the naked eye, Sarah! There is, however, a tiny Alaskan island in the Bering Strait called Little Diomede, whose 150 residents or so can see the Russian island of Big Diomede two miles away.
So, did we fool you? Which country did you think was closest? Tell us in the comments!
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