Jay Foreman

Jay Foreman Jay Foreman

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Hello. I make very silly educational videos.

A show about London's quirky, unexplained unbuilt infrastructure, exploring bridges over nothing, tunnels to nowhere, and borders that don't make any sense.

Me and Mark Cooper-Jones (the comedian off the telly who used to be a geography teacher and really loves geography) team up to talk about the world's weirdest/funniest/interestingest maps.

What does the Prime Minister do? Who does the government? What does Right Honourable mean? If you don't understand the first thing about British politics, but you want to, this series was made for you.

Various other things.


8:18Where is America?
Where is America?Áhorf 765 þ.7 dögum síðan
8:14The mystery of the squarest country
The mystery of the squarest countryÁhorf 885 þ.21 degi síðan síðan
8:55Who Owns Antarctica?
Who Owns Antarctica?Áhorf 949 þ.Mánuði síðan
8:43What will the world look like in 250 million years?
8:49Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?
Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?Áhorf 1,4 m.3 mánuðum síðan
8:14Why are British place names so hard to pronounce?
8:08The map that saved the most lives
The map that saved the most livesÁhorf 973 þ.5 mánuðum síðan
12:09What's wrong with London's boroughs?
What's wrong with London's boroughs?Áhorf 1,9 m.Ári síðan
11:26Why does London have 32 boroughs?
Why does London have 32 boroughs?Áhorf 3,2 m.Ári síðan
6:24The world's silliest time zones
The world's silliest time zonesÁhorf 2,7 m.Ári síðan
6:06How did triangles shrink France?
How did triangles shrink France?Áhorf 2 m.Ári síðan
6:16Why every world map is wrong
Why every world map is wrongÁhorf 2,4 m.Ári síðan
4:57The world's oldest border?
The world's oldest border?Áhorf 2,2 m.2 árum síðan
8:50Where does London stop?
Where does London stop?Áhorf 2,7 m.2 árum síðan
10:52What happened to London's trams?
What happened to London's trams?Áhorf 2,6 m.2 árum síðan
1:47Robot Olympics (with Bec Hill)
Robot Olympics (with Bec Hill)Áhorf 125 þ.2 árum síðan
1:31Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children - UK TOUR
1:50Surfin' With Patricia Routledge
Surfin' With Patricia RoutledgeÁhorf 40 þ.3 árum síðan
10:25Why drivers should want cycle lanes
Why drivers should want cycle lanesÁhorf 1,7 m.3 árum síðan
3:05Dinosaurs (feat. Bec Hill)
Dinosaurs (feat. Bec Hill)Áhorf 113 þ.3 árum síðan
2:42Make Sure He's OK (Alzheimer's Song)
Make Sure He's OK (Alzheimer's Song)Áhorf 169 þ.3 árum síðan
0:52Fiddle With Your Balls
Fiddle With Your BallsÁhorf 248 þ.3 árum síðan
11:01Why isn't cycling normal in London?
Why isn't cycling normal in London?Áhorf 2,8 m.3 árum síðan
2:07I Went into a Gentlemen's Club
I Went into a Gentlemen's ClubÁhorf 117 þ.3 árum síðan
1:28Harry and Meghan aren't going to see Jay Foreman
3:14Pretend You're Happy
Pretend You're HappyÁhorf 1,8 m.3 árum síðan
1:39Renault Twingo
Renault TwingoÁhorf 162 þ.3 árum síðan
4:17Geoff and Jay go up the A1 (part 1)
Geoff and Jay go up the A1 (part 1)Áhorf 794 þ.3 árum síðan
2:24Little Japanese Baby
Little Japanese BabyÁhorf 228 þ.3 árum síðan


  • Columbus seems like a dumb person who just got lucky.

  • yeah no. Hard disagree on this one

  • That outro though.

  • OKAAAAYYYY! THIS IS PROOF! England (at least) perhaps all of the UK, has the greatest insane suppressed libido! WHO IN HIS RIGHT MIND CALLS A TRAIN STATION BUSHY HEAT? Yeah yeah, the final "H". But you're kidding no one. But there you have it. While in the process of designing and preparing someone of the secret royal cabinet for garding moral and good manners saw the vital error just in time. Secret machinations and covert actions took place, pfff, just in time. The unleashing of the libido monster was just in the nick of time prevented! It took a war and a total restruction of the economy and feminism, but there you have it: prevented! No bushy... youknowwhatitscalled. Up till this moment. You dastardly Map Idiots! Now I shall have to warn the proper secret moral autorities. Sigh... no, our noble work never ends. 😄

  • I like the vid ischats.info/fun/Ybafn5aIaXJ9na4/v-deo

  • JAY: British names are tricky to pronounce... ME: **laughs in Welsh**

  • It's so cool you can literally walk up to the PM's doorstep in UK. Here the president lives in a massive isolated presidential estate no one can get near plus it lies in an isolated city in the middle of nowhere populated only by scumbag politicians. Probably that's why most of them are such scumbags

  • Just vote ekre

  • American is a CONTINENT.

  • 5:02 the funniest, most common generic crash sound of them all. And also underused since it's so goddamn amusing and pleasant to hear. I still get flashbacks of getting hit by cars on Dave Mirra 2

  • CARACA, não sei se tem algum brasileiro aqui, mas é o Guga Mafra rindo na plateia? Muito parecido!

  • I never knew Queen Elizabeth was Canadian

  • learning this song is probably my biggest achievment in life my small mexican brain has a mild seizure hearing very english words like what even is a ickenhem

  • It’s Cape Verde, not Cap Verdi.

  • American here. The part of me that cares a lot about accuracy is annoyed that we, in the US, are the Americans and that "America" usually = USA. The rest of me says, "Welp, that's the way of words and language. This is the norm, has been for centuries now, so there's no use being too annoyed about it."

  • Definately most of it is for the philippines, part of it is for the vietnamese, some is for malasya, a tiny bit is for brunei and NONE is for china.

  • The name of our country is The United States of America. America being part of the Americas. We don’t call our country America because that’s not the name of our country, we say The United States, the U.S. or simply The States. The only ones I’ve ever heard call us America are Europeans. In fact, that’s one way I can tell right away that someone isn’t from here, by calling us America.

  • my second fav contri is egypt

  • Who's watching in 2021??

  • My favourite part of the whole video was the advert!

  • Chad 2 all the way


  • This is what everyone deserves to hear

  • Egypt: Bir Tawil? Sudan: Bir I Won’t.

  • 3:28 Egguatorial Guinea I didn't notice the joke the first several times I watched this video and now I can't stop giggling

  • Inside the bag is an eldritch horror that burns with the rage of a thousand suns, the child is dead, his only job to spread the insanity from the bag


    • What was quite funny was that no one really cared that there was a wierd guy ringing a bell in the middle of a town centre so either that’s normal there or it was your 100000000th attempt and everyone was used to it

  • 0:30 cristopher columbus didnt discover america

  • Dont thanks dont

  • Where ever everyone elses money stops...

  • I can’t tell if autastic is a compliment or an insult

    • Probably both

  • I love uk politics

  • There must be some serious B.O in the house of commons Bercow:ODOR ODOR ODOR

  • Egypt

  • Abercrom-B-cup

  • + 1 on the helmet thing. I've fallen off bikes more times than I can count and my head never once contacted the ground. My arms and legs however, did. But no one yells at you to wear knee pads on a bicycle.

    • I'm now riding an ebike, and for that I wear motorcycle gear because, well a full face helmet is good for the rain, and also it goes 30-40 mph.

  • Amazing that once any one could travel :-)

  • So according to this video, kirkby is the most Viking name possible. And it exists. Interesting

  • 2:58 man i love reading comments.

  • *iron e* ẞ

  • *irony* ẞ

  • Sing this 1 syllable out of sync

  • "Prince Philip, I'm home" did not age well...

  • The delayed music in the intro makes me think that the editor has given up on Jay’s “Not-thought-well” jokes.

  • Can you make stuff on petitions...?

  • I think you mean "the china theory is heavily rejected"

  • and tolstoy and dostoyevsky and gogol

  • Do this, but Australia

  • South American continent. North American Continent. A country made up of 50 United “States”. The United States of America. Or if you want: The United States of North America. I was once in Iceland soaking in a small natural hot spring. A lady approached me and asked me where I was from. I replied: Im from Pennsylvania in the US. She looked slightly disappointed and then said: I’m glad you didn’t say America because I’m from Ecuador and I’m and American too! I replied hello fellow American! I think most people from the US say they are from US or they mention their state. Only British people say America. We don’t generally use America or American. Unless we drop the “a” and simply say ‘Merica, which is promptly followed by “f-ck yea!

  • 0:16 my ears, my ears!

  • Wait. That title animation was made by Tom Scott? As in, red t-shirt, grey hoodie, Tom "I don't like tea" Scott?

    • @Jay Foreman Huh. I didn't know Tom made animations. Also, wow, you replied after 11 years. That's impressive.

    • Yep!

  • I love English. It’s like that friend that pranks you to keep you on your toes.

  • What is your email?! I want to send you LOTS of map questions

  • Ievan polkka mixed with irish folk pirate-y tune? Nice

  • When he laughed during the human brass solo, when we all are pleasantly surprised that it's not a regular recorded brass solo

  • Speaking as a Northerner - if you're unsure whether you live in the North, the best way to tell, is to travel to somewhere that is definitely South and talk to someone. If you say the word "no" they repeat it back to you in your accent every time you say it, you're from the North.

  • Was that Matt Lucas??!!?!?!?!!??!!???!??!?!?!!

  • Colorado


  • "nature reserve I'm currently trespassing on". Sheer Class. haha

  • The real question is why did you include Wales on a map of England?

  • This is SERIOUSLY one of the most BRITISH channels I’ve EVER come across lol. Keep up the good work boys.

  • North- anywhere upwards of Nottingham South- anywhere downwards of Northampton Midlands- in between and including Nottingham and Northampton Only for England- Not counting Scotland or Wales since they’re their own countries.

  • Ah yes thank you ISchats recommendations it's been a while since I've heard this charming little gem.

  • When you did the town crier bit, Jay, did you tell the people what was going on beforehand?

  • now i’m just thinking jay would look so pretty from behind

  • Meanwhile in Australia... its kinda warm ain't it, also we love Tasmanians.

  • 2:54 - So Congo looks like a fox, huh?. That just makes me want to make an anime foxgirl version in that exact pose...

  • 3:55 cute 😁

  • 6:03 The United States of America of America

  • You guys are so funny that even the commercial part is ok to watch.

  • Is that the transport tycoon sound track I heard in there?

  • Watford juice 🥤

  • Chile anf Argentina best outcasts

  • Argentina doesn't have a truly north-south division. It's Buenos Aires on one hand (which believe it's the most important place in the country), and the rest of the country, which would like people from Buenos Aires if they weren't egotistical sons of bitches. (I'm from Buenos Aires)

  • who else guessed Egypt before they even started?

  • "Chad 2" "Chad 3"

  • make more of these i love this

  • América definitely is NOT a country and furthermore "American" is NOT a nationality or citizenship. I was born in the United States of América and anyone born or becomes a "natural" resident here, OFFICIALLY, are U.S. CITIZENS. North América & South América are collectively known as AMÉRICA, the American Continent(s). Anyone born on AMÉRICA is an American, even Canadians, jajaja. América means America & America means América in ANY language especially English here in AMÉRICA. Nothing gets lost in translation. Very simple

    • Ok mestizo

    • The United States of America". As for a new name, perhaps the one mentioned in the Clive Cussler book "Night Probe": United States of Canada