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32 Unusual Maps About Interesting Things [Pic]

ESPN is asking the right questions map

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.

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    November 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    Link: 32 Unusual Maps About Interesting Things - Maps. Because knowledge.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

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

    Sounds legit
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    November 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm
    gerry did you read how it was calculated at the bottom of that pic?
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    Sonsglow Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm
    These were great!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    @ kitteh - I just look at da pictures.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    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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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    Europe, according to The Three Stooges.

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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm
    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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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    "the English system of measurements."

    /IMPERIAL/ measures
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    "/IMPERIAL/ measures"

    Which was developed from the original English system.
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    Stormith Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    How come Chinese has a word for Russia but not the other countries?
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    @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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    fuad119 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    Because Russia and China are commie buddies...
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Literal translation of Russia could also be `Very soon sieve thus`.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2013 at 3:32 am
    Braveland.
    Hmm.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2013 at 5:30 am
    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2013 at 7:13 am
    I was interested in how well the US fitted on the moon. Fancy going to try it for a while?
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    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
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    November 8, 2013 at 7:57 am
    Pedos moving to Scandinavia now.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2013 at 9:18 am
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    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.

    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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