If maps are one of the main ways that we understand the world we live in (and how people elsewhere in the world live), then it’s no surprise that people are always coming up with new ways to use them to display information.
Have you ever wondered where in the world the most and least photos are taken? How is the human population or economic production distributed across the globe? These maps – some of which are new and some of which are old favorites – answer questions like these in an intuitive way.
The Most Photographed Places In The World
Hottest And Sexiest Women By Country
Red Hair Map of Europe
Average Breast Sizes By Country
Penis Size Worldwide
How Many Beers Will Minimum Wage Get You In Europe?
More People Live Inside This Circle Than Outside Of It
Metal Bands Per 100,000 People
Google Autocomplete Results: Europe
Google Autocomplete Results: USA
Google Autocomplete Results: Asia
Countries Ranked By Emotional Tendencies
People In The EU, Aged 25-34, Who Still Live With Their Parents
Countries Where Homosexuality Is A Crime
Where To Be Born Index
The World Divided Into Regions With A GDP of 1 Trillion Dollars
2% of Australia’s Population Lives In This Region
Highest-Paid U.S. Public Employees By State
Educational Backgrounds of World Leaders
How The World Would Look If Mapping Conventions Were Flipped Upside-Down
Most-Popular Type Of Alcoholic Beverage
The World According to Americans
The World Divided Into Seven Regions, Each with a Population of One Billion
Every Country England Has Ever Invaded (all but 22 countries in the world)
Greatest And Lowest Racial Tolerance By Country
Birthright Citizenship Around the World
Cigarettes Smoked Per Person
Monarchies in the World
Global Distribution Of Atheists
Where People Feel The Most And Least Loved
Europe vs USA: Sunshine Duration In Hours Per Year
The Most Popular Countries In The World To Visit
The Most-Listened-To Artist In Every U.S. State
The Most Famous Brand From Each State In The U.S.
Map of Countries Officially Not Using the Metric System
Every single one of these maps reveals different fun and interesting facts, from which we can make some interesting inferences. There’s usually no better way to illustrate the economic, social and cultural differences between different parts of the world than by displaying them on a map.
However, it’s also important not to jump to conclusions – whether a country ranks well or poorly in a particular metric can be due to a whole number of factors, some of which we understand and some of which we don’t. Information without context should be taken with a grain of salt.
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