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If You Didn’t Like Reading Maps Before You See This, You’ll Love it After

If You Didn’t Like Reading Maps Before You See This, You’ll Love it After

Do you like reading maps and infographics? Personally I like reading them and have always learned a lot while reading the thick atlas. I’m particularly into the interesting maps that show more than just the geographic locations. Yes, you can in fact learn many mind-blowing facts from the maps listed below! Understand more about the world and fun facts around the globe now:

WORLD-WIDE

1. Where street view is available on Google Map

28 Where Google Street View is Available

    2. The longest straight-line you can sail in the world
    the-longest-straight-line-you-can-sail-in-the-world

      3. The distribution of 9 different types of outlet and plug

      7 Geographical spread of 9 different types of outlet and plug

        4. Flag map

        41 Flag Map

          5. Driving orientation by country

          (Red – right side, Blue – left side)

          worldwide_driving_orientation_by_country-1

            6. 12/24 hour time format used around the world

            (Blue – 12, Yellow – 24, Purple – mixed, Grey – not defined)

            8 1224 hour time format used around the world

              7. McDonald’s around the world

              (Red – countries with McDonald’s, Blue – countries without McDonald’s)

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              43 McDonalds Around the World

                8. Map of when McDonald’s first arrived the country

                40 Map of when each country got a McDonalds

                  9. Coffee consumption worldwide

                  The darker the color, the higher the consumption of coffee.

                  coffee_consumption-3

                    10. The only countries Britain did not invade

                    the-only-countries-britain-has-not-invaded

                      11. Map of countries that do not use the metric system

                      map-of-countires-that-use-metric-system-vs-imperial

                        12. Religions of the world

                        33 Religions of the World

                          13. Map of world poverty by country

                          *percentage of population living on less than $2 per day

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                          29 Map of world poverty by country, showing percentage of population living on less than $2 per day. Based on the 2009 UN Human Development Report

                            14. Drought risk around the world

                            The lighter the color the lower the risk.

                            drought-risk-its-not-just-isolated-around-the-equator

                              15. In 1992, approximately 29,000 rubber ducks fell off from a cargo ship in Pacific Ocean. This is the route they flowed.

                              42 Rubbe Duck

                                16. Riskiest areas to ship where the pirates rule the seas

                                riskiest-areas-to-ship-where-the-pirates-rule-the-seas

                                  17. Average age at first sex

                                  (Red and Orange – Age 15-18, Yellow – Age 19, Green – Age 20-23)

                                  average_age_at_first_sex_by_country-1

                                    UNITED STATES

                                    18. Racial segregation in New York

                                    (Blue – White, Green – Black, Red – Asian, Orange – Hispanic)

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                                    1 new york map

                                      19. The most popular actress from each state

                                      12 The most popular actress from each state

                                        20. The most popular actor from each state

                                        24 The most popular actor from each state

                                          21. Maximum speed limits In different states

                                          14 Maximum Speed Limits In The US

                                            22. The highest paid public employees by state

                                            US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

                                              23. Map of the 7,000 rivers that lead to the Mississippi

                                              34 Map of the 7,000 rivers that feed into the Mississippi

                                                24. Map of the most iconic fast food chain in each state

                                                20 A map of the most iconic fast food chain in each state

                                                  25. Size and distance comparison between Alaska and the contiguous USA

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                                                  38 Size and distance comparison of Alaska with the contiguous USA

                                                    26. Obesity rate in different state

                                                    6 Obesity rate by US state

                                                      27. US state unemployment rate by April 2013

                                                      25 US state unemployment rates April 2013

                                                        28. Most common religions by state

                                                        9 Most common religions by state in the US

                                                          29. U.S. zip code distribution

                                                          2 US zip code

                                                            AUSTRALIA & EUROPE

                                                            30. A comparison of Australia and U.S.

                                                            11 Australia vs US

                                                              31. Where 2% of Australia’s population lives
                                                              37 2 percent of Australias population lives here

                                                                32. Kissing norms in France

                                                                10 Kissing Norms in Different Regions of France

                                                                  33. What the UK calls the playground chasing-game
                                                                  13 What the UK calls the playground chasing-game

                                                                    34. The shortest route through all European capital cities

                                                                    39 The shortest route through all European capital cities

                                                                      35. Number of teams in the European football leagues
                                                                      27 Number of teams in the European football leagues

                                                                        36. Map of most common surnames in Europe
                                                                        map-of-most-common-surnames-in-europe

                                                                          37. Map of European countries coat of arms
                                                                          23 Map of European countries coat of arms

                                                                            38. Map of recycling rates across Europe

                                                                            21 Map of Recycling Rates across Europe

                                                                              EXTRA

                                                                              39. The route of a pizza delivery driver on an ordinary day
                                                                              31 A day in the life of this pizza delivery driver

                                                                                40. Map of where Disney movies’ set

                                                                                disney map

                                                                                  41. Map of the bed from a cat’s perspective

                                                                                  Cats map of the bed

                                                                                    And finally…..

                                                                                    42. World map tattoo with the visited countries colored
                                                                                    tattoo-of-world-with-countries-visited-colored-in

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                                                                                      Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.

                                                                                      Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.

                                                                                      1. Humans Of New York

                                                                                      Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.

                                                                                       2.  Paris in Four Months

                                                                                      Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.

                                                                                      3. Civilized Caveman Cooking

                                                                                      George Bryant offers up more than his love for cooking Paleo cuisine as he shares more about life, joy, and happiness. His coined hashtag is #hugsandbacon.

                                                                                      4. Andrew Knapp

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                                                                                      6. GrandmaBetty33

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                                                                                      7. Maya_on_the_Move

                                                                                      Tania Ahsan captures the world of her cute bulldog, Maya, on her adventures in New York. Maya makes appearances that will make you smile, laugh, and inspire you to go out and create something special.

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                                                                                      8. Leoleoparis

                                                                                      Leo captures the life on the streets of Paris. Most of his work is done in black and white, offering that iconic Parisian look.

                                                                                      9. Jacob Santiago

                                                                                      Jacob Santiago creates stunning, vibrant images around New York City, showcasing the architecture and streets. I’m sure you haven’t seen the streets of NYC like this before.

                                                                                      10. Julie’s Kitchen

                                                                                      Julie Lee showcases how everyday produce can create colorful art designs. At first glance, you think it is just a design; then, a second take illustrates that it is really fruits and vegetables.

                                                                                      11. iloveplaymo

                                                                                      iloveplaymo brings together photography and Playmobil toys in action. The images are up to date with current world events and everyday life.

                                                                                      12. “Red” Hong Yi

                                                                                      Red Hong Yi loves to paint without a paintbrush. Her style uses daily items to create lovely images.

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                                                                                      Willie Kessel brings beach life right to your smartphone. Amazing surf and lifestyle images that take your mind off of all of the work and stress in your life.

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                                                                                      20. Vin Farrell

                                                                                      Vin Farrell is a creative who works on the agency side for large clients and has a knack for photography. His iPhone captures amazing aerial images around NYC and the world.

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