This 11-year-old Nebraskan is the winner of the 2008 Geography Bee. I happened to catch the last part of the competition the other day on public television. He went through the national competition without missing a single question, only the second time that has happened.
I will leave for another day the question of why Asian-Americans seem so much smarter than we Anglos. I can't think of anything intelligent to say about this, other than the fact that they seem to work harder.
Anyway, congratulations to young Akshay!