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32 Unusual Maps About Interesting Things [Pic]

Hits: 11731 | Rating: (3.6) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 5:44:34 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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 5:35:54 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.

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2137 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 9:18:57 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

badfish951
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 83 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 7:57:13 AM
Pedos moving to Scandinavia now.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4158 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 7:13:59 AM
I was interested in how well the US fitted on the moon. Fancy going to try it for a while?

CodeJockey
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 4287 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 5:30:16 AM
According to the internet, there is nothing for Icelandic teens to do but, make out, do research then, begin writing a book.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3931 Posts
Friday, November 08, 2013 3:32:42 AM
Braveland.
Hmm.

jimbobsthebe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 642 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:34:53 PM
Literal translation of Russia could also be 'Very soon sieve thus'.

fuad119
Male, 18-29, Asia
 102 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:11:57 PM
Because Russia and China are commie buddies...

jimbobsthebe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 642 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:05:04 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.

Stormith
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 543 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:11:43 PM
How come Chinese has a word for Russia but not the other countries?

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3344 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 8:36:05 PM
"/IMPERIAL/ measures"

Which was developed from the original English system.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10226 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 8:29:42 PM
"the English system of measurements."

/IMPERIAL/ measures

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3653 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 7:51:43 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

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 7:21:40 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.

bacon_pie
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2819 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:48:11 PM
Europe, according to The Three Stooges.


whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3344 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:39:39 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:32:44 PM

@ kitteh - I just look at da pictures.

Sonsglow
Male, 18-29, Western US
 199 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:13:02 PM
These were great!

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1286 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 5:27:18 PM
gerry did you read how it was calculated at the bottom of that pic?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 5:16:44 PM

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

Sounds legit

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1286 Posts
Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:08:26 PM
Link: 32 Unusual Maps About Interesting Things [Pic] [Rate Link] - Maps. Because knowledge.


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