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The 11 Emerging Mega-Regions Of The United States

<i>Map created by IrvingPlNYC via Wikimedia</i><p>The map above shows the Regional Plan Association’s list of 11 Mega-Regions of the United States as part of …

Maps

Bitcoin Mining Now Consuming More Electricity Than 159 Countries Including Ireland & Most Countries In Africa

Rank<p>Country<p>Electricity Consumption in kWh/year<p>Bitcoin Mining Consumption Relative To Country's Use<p>1<p>China<p>5,920,000,000,000.00<p>0.49%<p>2<p>United …

Micronesia

Countries That Qualified For The 2010, 2014 & 2018 FIFA World Cups

<i>Map created by reddit user SoldadoTrifaldon</i><p>The deceptively simple map above shows which countries qualified for the 2010, 2014 and 2018 FIFA World …

FIFA

Percentage Of Children In Europe Born Outside of Marriage

The map shows the percentage of children in various European countries born to parents who are not married.<p>While the map is in German, the colours …

Marriage

Every Country Invaded by France

<i>Map crated by reddit user carolusmegamagnus</i><p>The map above shows just about every country that has been invaded by France one way or another.<p>The …

Maps

Countries With A Smaller GDP Than Total Bitcoin Market Cap

The map above shows which countries in the world have a smaller GDP (in terms of US dollars) than the total market cap of all bitcoins.<p>At the time of …

Market Cap

The Mediterranean Sea of America

<i>Map created by Bret Drager</i><p>The map above shows just how big the United States is or just how big the Mediterranean Sea is, depending on your …

Mediterranean Sea

Sales Tax & VAT Rates Mapped Around The World

Afghanistan – 10%<p>Albania – 20%<p>Algeria – 17%<p>Angola – 10%<p>Antigua and Barbuda – 15%<p>Argentina – 21%<p>Armenia – 20%<p>Australia – 10%<p>Austria – 20%<p>Azerbaijan – …

North Dakota

Beautiful Geological Map of North America Showing Bedrock Ages

<i>Map created by U.S. Geological Survey</i><p>The map above shows the ages of bedrock in North America from yellow (youngest) to green to blue to red …

Maps

A Postman's Worst Nightmare: The Streets Of Silver Springs Shores, Florida

<i>Map by Google Maps</i><p>The map above shows just some of the streets of Silver Springs Shores, Florida, possibly the worst place in the world to be a …

Google Maps

Incredibly Detailed Map Of The European Natural Gas Network In 2017

<i>Map created by entsog (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas)</i><p>Back in June we published a Map Of The European Natural Gas Network …

Maps

Star Trek Map Of The Alpha & Beta Quadrants

<i>Found via reddit</i><p>The map above is Shakaar’s Alpha/Beta map v3.3; a fan-made creation showing the Alpha and Beta quadrants of the Star Trek …

All The Land In Our Solar System

<i>Map created by Randall Munroe at XKCD</i><p>The map above shows the all of the solid surfaces in our solar system stitched together into one giant map.<p>It …

A Hurricane By Any Other Name: What Tropical Cyclones Are Called Around The World

<i>Map and title credits to reddit user whidbeysounder</i><p>Did you know that hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones are basically just different names …

Percentage Of Young Adults (18-34) Living At Home In 2005 vs 2015

<i>Map created by the US Census Bureau</i><p>The map above shows the increase in the number of young adults (18-34) in the United States living at home with …

Forest Cover Density Across The United States

The map above shows the density of forest cover across the continental United States in 2011.<p>It was created by Robert Simmon working on behalf of the …

The Mediterranean Swapped With Scandinavia

<i>Map created by reddit user mekbots</i><p>As the title suggests, the map above shows what Europe would look like if the Mediterranean suddenly switched …

Scandinavia

Would You Feel Comfortable If Your Child Was In A Relationship With X?

<i>Maps created by reddit user bezzleford</i><p>The maps above show how Europeans feel about their children being in relationships with people from different …

Relationships

Google Map Style Game of Thrones Westeros

<i>Map created by reddit user selvag.</i><p>The map above shows the entire <i>‘Known World’</i> from Game of Thrones including Westeros and Essos in a Google map style.<p>…

Game of Thrones

Most Common Surnames in Italy By Region

<i>Map found via reddit, originally from Italianismo</i><p>The map above shows which surnames (last names) are most popular in each Italian region. Although, …

Genealogy

Legal Status of Jews By European Country Around 1500

<i>Found via reddit</i><p>The map above gives a very general overview of the legal status of Jews in various major European countries around the year …

Reddit

Palestine's West Bank Archipelago

<i>Map created by Julien Bousac</i><p>The map above shows what Palestine’s West Bank would look like if all non-Palestinian land suddenly turned into water.<p>All …

West Bank

Relative Size of US States Based On Electricity Consumption In 1921

<i>Map by Literary Digest and found via Reddit</i><p>The map above shows which US states used the most electrical energy for both light and power in 1921. …

Maps

14 Best Ticket To Ride Board Game Versions & Expansions

Ticket to Ride is the ultimate game for people who love trains and board games.<p>However, did you know that there more than a dozen versions and …

Board Games

11 Fun Star Wars Board Games You Need To Play

If you love Star Wars, you’re bound to love the board games below.<p>Some, such as Rebellion and Armada, are brand new stand-alone board games, whereas …

Star Wars

10 Pandemic Board Game Versions & Expansions Ranked Best To Worst

Pandemic is one of the more popular map based strategy board games around.<p>In fact, Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 is currently the best rated game on …

Board Games

9 Game Of Life Board Game Versions You Haven't Tried

Hasbro’s The Game of Life is a modern classic just like Monopoly, Risk or Catan.<p>And just like those games there a many different alternative versions …

21 Unique Monopoly Board Game Versions You Can Buy Online

Monopoly is one of the most popular board games of all-time. And that popularity has translated into countless different versions, editions and …

Board Games

11 Best World Globes For Kids & Children

Looking for the perfect kids globe for your child or children? Below we look at 11 wonderful educational globes that will hopefully spark a lifelong …

Maps