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He Shows Side-By-Side Photos To Jon Stewart And Asks Him To Guess The Country. Mind-Blowing? Yes.

"The Daily Show" has a new correspondent. He's gonna fit in just fine.

Trevor Noah, one of the newest correspondents on "The Daily Show," hails from South Africa.

As a South African now living in the U.S., he wants to set the record straight about Africa.


Noah invited his new boss and their viewers to see a different side of Africa by playing a game. You can play along too.

The instructions are simple: Guess which photo was taken in Africa and which one was in the U.S.

Round 1

Stewart gave a reasoned response:

"The beautiful highway there on the right is probably Silicon Valley. ... The one on the left, clearly been shelled by rebels. I'm going to go with ... Somalia, maybe?"

Answer:

Round 2

This time, Stewart was pretty confident:

"OK, this one's easy. On the left there, that's the Success Academy in Harlem. On the right there, we got ... homeless kids. I'm going to go with, uhh, in Somalia again."

Answer:


Stewart: "I hate this f%#king game."

Last Round


Stewart thought he was starting to catch on:

"I get how this works now. The one on the right, that's Detroit."

Answer:

OK, so Africa isn't just the giant mass of despair it's often made out to be. But what exactly is Noah getting at?


So let's stop paternalizing all of Africa. Our country has its own problems to deal with.

There's more. And it's really funny. Watch the video below:

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

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For many families, it was a big honking mess—one that many really don't want to repeat in the fall.

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