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 795 þ.22 dögum síðan
8:14The mystery of the squarest country
The mystery of the squarest countryÁhorf 919 þ.Mánuði síðan
8:55Who Owns Antarctica?
Who Owns Antarctica?Áhorf 965 þ.2 mánuðum 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.4 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 983 þ.6 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
6:00Why do maps show places that don't exist?
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 126 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 249 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 797 þ.3 árum síðan
2:24Little Japanese Baby
Little Japanese BabyÁhorf 230 þ.3 árum síðan


  • The Czech line is great! (It translates to fuck off)

  • It would make a better song

  • We went to Scotland a few years ago and stopped in Hawick to visit a friend. We learned that it is pronounced HOIK?

  • Featherstonhaugh - Fanshaw

  • After the irregularities of the last election the new name is The Peoples' Democratic States of North America. Same flag as USA but the stars are replaced by bananas.

  • So does Jay have a son or not? I'm asking after that episode of "Map men" about France and triangles

    • Surely, then, ask me in that video, not this one. No, I don’t really have a son. That was a puppet.

  • Politics is absolute garbage and the system is so messed up, screw politics

  • Even maps have copy protection.

  • Petition to merge Lambeth and Southwark into Lambark

  • * shows map of Less Economically Developed Countries Asian countries: am I a joke to you, White man?

  • 1:38 BRUH, that font. Seriously? You couldn't consult with native russian-speakers on internet?

    • The joke wouldn’t work if it was in real Russian, and only Russian speakers could understand it. But if you can speak Russian / read Cyrillic, you may enjoy our joke at 3:33 in this video: isprofile.info/pac/o6t3h2R5nYKynW4/v-deo.html

  • I wish I could give it 1k likes :P. I watched it like hundred times lol

  • 🐻 😂

  • A similarly interesting discussion would be on how the Anglo-Saxons invaded and expropriated the land of the Britons, subsequently dubbed themselves the British, and dubbed the native Britons "foreigners", i.e., "wealas"...the Welsh.

  • 1:37 Im hearing police sirens.

  • And for today's sponsor. *Squarespace*

  • Is that Us and Them playing at the end

  • hey bim guess what

  • Does anybody remember a public service announcement about a cartoon which would point out that everything is politics? I think it was shown more than 15 years ago. Thanks. ☺

    • @Jay Foreman Yes!!! I've been trying to find it on the net for several years without success.

    • I remember this! If we’re thinking of the same thing, it was two guys, and one of them kept saying “I don’t do politics”, then the tag line was “if you don’t do politics, you... don’t do anything...?” Or something like that. Is that the one?

  • Equatorial Guinea?

  • Somehow just one syllable off makes it sound like total nonsense

  • Canada has a side to side divide

  • I thought that he’d be syncopated, this was worse.

  • Fun fact: Tokyo by itself is not a city. It is just a combination of 23 "wards". Cities in Japan with over 500,000 people can become a city with wards, like mine with 800,000 people and 7 wards. But we have a mayor, and so do the 19 other cities. But Tokyo is not a city, so it does not have a mayor. Its 23 wards are not cities either. They are wards, just like the wards in the 20 cities. So if Tokyo is not a city, what's the capital? Tokyo is united under the Tokyo prefecture (prefectures are like states or provinces), which is made of the 23 wards, plus 26 cities, 3 towns, and 1 village, each having their own mayor. The Tokyo Prefecture acts as the capital and has a governor. Not to be confused with the Tokyo metropolitan area, Which is composed of the Tokyo Prefecture and a few surrounding prefectures. TL;DR Tokyo is a total mess.


    • It’s just four very ordinary chords, so it’s bound to show up in lots of other songs. Can’t think of any right now though. Anyway, it’s B, E, F#, B. (Or A, D, E, A with a capo if you prefer.)

  • Honestly. I did not expect this kind of stuff, on your channel after watching you play guitar. you have literally everything i love watching geography, history, music, comedy. I wish i had subscribed earlier. top work mate.

  • This is my favourite channel on ISprofile of all time. Thanks for your hard work on these videos !

  • why does this sound like a Jasmine Rodgers song holy shit

  • Had to watch some of it twice lol. Those eyebrows distracted me 😁

  • Oh. Well, Ok then.


  • These are so good makes maps fun

  • Cyclists should just be run over for being so annoying.


  • Sing this one syllable out of sync


  • Hey guys! Sorry if I copied anyone, I haven’t noticed one yet, but here is the full small print at 2:19 1. You must say thank you after the land has been returned 2. No fighting. We don’t want another partition on our hands. Hashtag 1947. 3. Bangladesh has the first option on the South Asian adaptation of ‘Map Men’ 4. Bangladesh would like India to give them EITHER four candles OR fork handles. It doesn’t mind which. 5. We want someone to do a documentary about our Railways. 6. Nine key lime pies, please, Or the deal’s off. 7. Admit we’ve got a better flag. 8. Your Mum. 9. I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle. 10. Mark’s girlfriend is Called India. We want her to change her name to Bangladesh. 11. Reinstate Trevor McDonald on the News 12. Mention us at the next G20 meeting? Go on. At least in passing. 13. If Britain ever leaves the EU in the future, the contract is annulled. 14. Mark or Jay? 15. In the event of the enclaves being swapped. Bangladesh demands full and complete control of all of India. 16. Honestly, it’d be great if you guys stopped polluting the Ganges quite so much. Hashtag downstream. 17. Free tix to the Taj Mahal fo 26 lucky Bangladeshis. 18. Mark and Jay thought it was funny to write the words ’small print’ in massive letters 19. Sometimes Mark and Jay are wrong. 20. But not This time. 21. 10% of all India’s Olympic medals go to Bangladesh. 22. The president of India must always refer to the president of Bangladesh as His Eminent Great Lord Leader of the Seas, Earth and Universe, Captain Sir Admiral Bang Bang Bangladesh Knight of the realm, Healer of the sick, Worker of Miracles and part-time Dentist General Kim Jong the best. 23. Bangladesh requests that a wall be built between India and Bangladesh. India is to pay for this wall. 24. Outlaw having to pay for toilets at train stations. 25. India to give Bangladesh their 11 most talented cricket players. 26. India to take away any Nuclear waste from Bangladesh. If Bangladesh ever develops the technology. 27. India to give Bangladesh Nuclear technology. 28. Movie night every Tuesday. First up: 22 Jump Street. 29. Does India know a good Osteopath? Bangladesh asking for a friend. 30. Every time someone says ‘Bangladesh’ India gives Bangladesh a Rupee. 31. Bangladesh. 32. India to use its power in the UN to give Mark and Jay a television series about maps 33. Bangladesh demands India use more tamarind in its curries. 34. If we do swap them over - could we just keep the only 3rd order enclave in the world? please? It’s a pretty cool fact! 35. No. You’re right. It’s inconvenient for hundreds of people. 36. Mark wrote the first 35 of these. Now it’s Jay taking over to write the remaining 35. 37. India has to switch to driving on the right. 38. Bangladesh gets to keep its enclaves on the Indian side of the border on Tuesdays only. 39. 19 Times Photoshopping Bangladesh Went Hilariously Wrong. Number 8 will make you say “Good grief!” 40. Shit. This is harder than it looks. 41. India has to change its national anthem to the theme music from Stoppit and Tidyup. 42. Bangladesh gets to take part in Eurovision. 43. Go and see Mark’s show ‘Geographically Speaking’ at the Edinburgh Fringe. 3:45pm every day at Movement. 44. This week I have mostly been eating taramasalata. 45. These rules apply to cows as well as humans 46. See rule 58. 47. In return for sorting this mess out, we get to have a really complicated border dispute with Myanmar. 48. Do bogies stink. But we can’t smell them because they live in our nose? 49. Terms and Conditions apply. 50. ATOL protected. 51. Atoll protected. 52. See in store for details. 53. No purchase necessary. 54. Your investments may go up as we’ll as down. 55. Always read the label. 56. Bring back Cadburys Fuse bars. They were brilliant. Remember them? They were like solid chocolate but with raisins, nougat and rice crispies in. 57. The new border must be clearly marked w/ a line of white paint. 58. See rule 46. 59. The original borders must be commemorated and clearly marked w/ barbed wire fences and passport control. 60. George Harrison has to do another concert for us. 61. The new borders do not apply if your name is Jim. 62. No running with scissors. 63. India rubber to be renamed Bangladesh rubber. 64. If Bangladesh runs out of electricity, India has to send a truck full of its spare electricity. 65. We still get all the good Indian TV channels. 66. Bangladesh can stay up as late as it likes. 67. Why are you still reading this? Clean your room! 68. Let’s play a prank on those who haven’t paused to video and haven’t read these. Leave a comment saying you noticed the bear. Don’t say where it is. Just say you saw it and that it’s hilarious. 69. Everyone has to stop referring to Brick Lane as the Indian Restaurant capital of London. They’re not Indian. They’re Bangladeshi. 70. After we upload this video. I’m sure we’ll think of loads of brilliant ones we should have used. I just wasted an hour of my time for your pleasure. Sorry about that.

  • Who else noticed the bear? It was so funny!

  • Ynysybwl.... Not at all difficult for those familiar with Welsh pronunciation, but anyone else..? Economy of use with regard to vowels...

  • 2:23

  • 2:19

  • Turn on captions at 1:29 and 1:55

  • No Palestine?

  • Oh! I'm glad it had a happy ending!

  • My god have you ever seen a song THIS f***ing clever?

  • I cycled around London a lot a few years back and it was fine. I hope more and more people will do it, it will benefit all.

  • Did the title change? I could've sworn that it was something different!

  • Greetings Map men! Have you ever considered doing a map on fantasy realms? E.g LOTR, Westeros, The Continent. It would be fascinating to discovered how plausible some fantasy maps are drawn geographically speaking.

  • My country actually has a west east divide :D

  • why are there so many Newcastle’s and newark's in the US?

  • I don’t get it, they’re the exact same landmass there isn’t really going to be a border

  • I watched a documentary about Boris Johnson before I want to bed

  • LOL the 1:39 baby's head popping out of the chair and just staring at Jay is hilairious

  • well, china at lest gets some of it I mean, its the south CHINA sea

  • It seems that when you order 19mm electrical tape from Toolstation, they send you 50mm duct tape! :D

  • r.i.p. jay foreman 2021-2021

  • Jay: Marble Arch Subtitles(Auto Generated): m o b i l e l a r g e.....

  • The brum music at the end did not go unnoticed

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  • "Kosovoo"

  • Is pollution from buses really serious today?

  • Manorbier?

  • this could have been a real hit

  • bim bimbim

  • His human trumpet... beatboxing clearly runs in the family

  • They're not. English just so happens to be spoken around the world but unless you are English you learn it second hand and won't come across British place names on a daily basis.

  • 1:26 😆

  • Leicester is in the North as they pronouce Bath wrongly.

  • In my opinion/guess country’s and continents being pulled apart will lead to a lot of new countries

  • Antarctica ia for emperor penguin


  • Norway's claim actually does extend all the way to the south pole. On older maps it's only shown not to, because in the original wording of the claim the southern border was not explicitly defined. A few years ago Norway clarified that the claim actually extends all the way down to the pole. That "extension" was not a new claim, as that would have contradicted the Antarctic Treaty, but merely a clarification about the details of the original claim.

  • Please let me know which tune starts playing at 2:01. I have a project that this info will help greatly. kind regards!

  • 1:35

  • As someone named potato I'm honestly rather offended

  • Lol the intro makes me laugh every time

  • Brexit negotiations were in my montage. It ends the same way brexit seems to be ending.

  • Yeah... spoiled ballot doesn't cut it. Britain should have a "none of the above" option. It says way more than "I fucked it up when voting."

  • I like how he put Tom Scott in the video just to call him a freeloading pedestrian.