32 Unusual Maps About Interesting Things [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago in Misc


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Countries which do not use the metric system.



The Economic Center Of Gravity Since 1AD



Different Writing System Throughout The World





The 7000 Rivers Which Feed The Mississippi



Visualizing Global Population Density



Antarctica Time Zones



Global Corruption Map



Flag Map



Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States



The World Divided Into 7 Regions, Each with a Population of 1 Billion



Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean



Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country



Earths Population by Latitude and Longitude



Where Google Street View is Available





Frequency Of Lightning Strikes



Pirate Hotspots



Overall Water Risk Around the World



Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country



Map of Contiguous United States Overlaid on the Moon



The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants Around the World



Global Vegatation



World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898



Map of Europe Showing Literal Chinese Translations for Country Names



Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World



US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State



Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day





North Is An Arbitrary Position






Maps. Because knowledge.
There are 22 comments:
Male 12,365
[quote]It still drives me crazy that the metric system isn`t standard in this country. I was so used to using metric in the Marines (all branches of the military use it) when I transferred back to 1st Civ Div after 8 years I had a hard time going back to the English system of measurements.[/quote]

You haven`t, quite. The USA imperial system isn`t quite the same as the English imperial system. It used to be the same, but the USA changed some things a little bit.

It`s probably less clear-cut than the map makes it out to be. The UK was shown as using metric, but that`s not actually true. Metric is the official system, but most people here use some combination of metric and British imperial (which was English). So, for example, we buy most liquids in metric but beer in imperial. I personally use metric for temperature but imperial for distance, metric for weight of some things and imperial for weight of other things.
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Male 12,365
Good grief, is Paris really *that* densely populated?

The switch from left to right side of roads is quite remarkable - it`s a very recent change and was only of practical relevance for a very short period of time, yet it`s spread to most of the world despite left being the side used throughout recorded history (and probably since the days of pre-human hominids).

As for which side is right and wrong...the question is irrelevant because there isn`t an objective reason for either now. The main reason is importing cars, but even that`s probably not going to last as a reason. It`s already possible to build a car with a movable driving position.
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Female 2,228
Drawman, if we went you`d be traveling right behind in our back pocket, there are very few places we go that you don`t follow ;-)

And while we`re at it, would you just look at that driving orientation map! NOW WHO`S DOING IT WRONG EH? XD
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Male 113
Pedos moving to Scandinavia now.
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Male 7,774
I was interested in how well the US fitted on the moon. Fancy going to try it for a while?
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Male 5,624
According to the internet, there is nothing for Icelandic teens to do but, make out, do research then, begin writing a book.
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Male 5,872
Braveland.
Hmm.
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Male 639
Literal translation of Russia could also be `Very soon sieve thus`.
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Male 659
Because Russia and China are commie buddies...
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Male 639
@Stormith - Actually they do. This literal translation map is absolute nonsense. Every Chinese character individually has one or more meanings. A combination of characters significantly changes the meaning of the word. In Chinese, they`ll often use a combination of characters that sound like the country`s name. For example `Italy` is pronounced yi da li because it sounds very similar to Italy. The yi here means `meaning` the da means `big` and the li means `profit`. However, together this combination can only mean Italy.

Russia in Chinese is `e luo si`. Here the `e` can only mean Russia/Russian but the `luo si` could also mean `Ross`. So I guess you could say the literal translation for Russia is Russian Ross... but again the whole thing is nonsense.
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Female 543
How come Chinese has a word for Russia but not the other countries?
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Male 3,908
"/IMPERIAL/ measures"

Which was developed from the original English system.
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Male 15,175
"the English system of measurements."

/IMPERIAL/ measures
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Female 3,696
The "North is Arbitrary" one is upsetting, definitely flips you on your head a little. The Ludacris one right after made it all better :3
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Male 3,310
So everyone on the planet could fit in the USA at Houston density? Kinda puts the whole "over population rant" that pops up every decade or so in perspective.
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Male 3,060
Europe, according to The Three Stooges.

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Male 3,908
It still drives me crazy that the metric system isn`t standard in this country. I was so used to using metric in the Marines (all branches of the military use it) when I transferred back to 1st Civ Div after 8 years I had a hard time going back to the English system of measurements.
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Male 39,531

@ kitteh - I just look at da pictures.
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Male 201
These were great!
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Female 8,043
gerry did you read how it was calculated at the bottom of that pic?
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Male 39,531

According to Exhibit 3, in 2010 the Siberian Plain was the world economic center.

Sounds legit
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Female 8,043
Link: 32 Unusual Maps About Interesting Things [Pic] [Rate Link] - Maps. Because knowledge.
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