38 Maps They Didn’t Teach You At School
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.
So, 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.
NOTE: Studies like these, while entertaining or interesting, are not always 100% accurate. Leading questions and limited sample sizes are just a few of the data gathering problems that could be present in maps like these.
The Most Photographed Places In The WorldImage credits: imgur.om
Happiness MapImage credits: tutonew.com
Earth’s SeasonsImage credits: visibleearth.nasa.gov
Hottest And Sexiest Women By CountryImage credits: targetmap.com
Red Hair Map of EuropeImage credits: imgur.com
Average Breast Sizes By CountryImage credits: targetmap.com
Penis Size WorldwideImage credits: targetmap.com
How Many Beers Will Minimum Wage Get You In Europe?Image credits: imgur.com
More People Live Inside This Circle Than Outside Of ItImage credits: washingtonpost.com
Metal Bands Per 100,000 PeopleImage credits: targetmap.com
Google Autocomplete Results: EuropeImage credits: Randal Olson
Google Autocomplete Results: USAImage credits: Randal Olson
Google Autocomplete Results: AsiaImage credits: system637
Countries Ranked By Emotional TendenciesImage credits: washingtonpost.com
People In The EU, Aged 25-34, Who Still Live With Their ParentsImage credits: imgur.com
Countries Where Homosexuality Is A CrimeImage credits: businessinsider.com
Where To Be Born IndexImage credits: imgur.com
The World Divided Into Regions With A GDP of 1 Trillion DollarsImage credits: imgur.com
2% of Australia’s Population Lives In This RegionImage credits: imgur.com
Highest-Paid U.S. Public Employees By StateImage credits: deadspin.com
Educational Backgrounds of World LeadersImage credits: reddit.com
How The World Would Look If Mapping Conventions Were Flipped Upside-Down
Because orienting north toward the top is a matter of convention rather than correctness, a south-up map is technically just as correct as north-up. Maps with different orientations have appeared in several cultures and time periods. The convention of orienting north to the top (and thus east to the right) was probably established by the astronomer Ptolemy.Image credits: unknown