Here at CT Boom, we’ll readily admit that we are out of touch with the cartography game. Ever since Buster Bluth gave us his infamous “Obviously, this blue part here is land,” we haven’t been keeping up with the latest in maps.
But apparently, Ellen DeGeneres is in the know. She seems to have found cartography’s next great prodigy right here in Connecticut. His name is Nate Seltzer, he’s 5 years old, he’s from Stratford, and we’re pretty sure that if you put a large pad and pen in front of him, he could draw you a world map from memory. Just take a look at this:
Honestly, we don’t even know how this kid does it. It’s not like when we were kids and just used flash cards to memorize state capitals. No. He knows the capitals of places. The outlines of their borders. What kinds of people and animals live there. Just wait until he turns 6 and has already mastered the GDP’s of every country on the planet.
I’m not really sure whether to be impressed or scared. This kid is hungrier for knowledge than I am for nachos, and that’s saying something.
And sure, the map-making business isn’t exactly booming, but that doesn’t make this skill any less relevant. Heck, when a decent percentage of adult Americans can’t point to the United States on a world map, he’s already got a huge leg up on most of us. All he has to do is find a way to use intense geography knowledge to make money, and he’ll be set for life.