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  • August 5, 2014
    Note: Slightly larger version HERE. This is a map that shows what country is directly across the ocean from you, provided you're on the beach somewhere in North or South America. It's kinda cool that in some places in Chile you can swim all the way around the world without hi... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2014
    Note: Larger version of the map HERE. This is a map created by Movoto highlighting the hometowns of major Marvel superheroes and villains. Amazingly, they forgot to include Santa from the North Pole. "Santa is not a Marvel superhero." Oh really? Then how do you explain THI... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2014
    This is an interactive map (links to actual map) of Westeros and the surrounding lands created by Westeros.org user carpiediem. You can click on pretty much anywhere to bring up a Game of Thrones wiki about the area, track characters' travels through the books and show, and mo... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2014
    This is the interactive map of Middle Earth created as part of the Lord of the Rings Project. You can highlight all sorts of options like roads, towns, events -- even the paths the characters took in the books (I have Frodo and Sam's path highlighted in the screenshot above). ... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    Note: Larger, actually legible version HERE. This is the map of the internet cartographered by DeviantARTist JaySimons. I'm sure there's something to learn by looking at it, I just didn't pick up on any of it. Probably because I started daydreaming about how cool it would be... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    This is 'Topography of Tears', a series of microscopic photographs of human tears taken by Rose-Lynn Fisher. It's weird how most of them look like little maps of Middle Earth. I can almost imagine Frodo and the rest of his hairy little friends bounding down a grassy knoll, re... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2013
    Note: This is entirely too small to read, click HERE for a much larger, legible version. This is a map created by Doghouse Diaries (link includes references for the data they used) showing what each country leads the rest of the world at. Some of them definitely aren't cause ... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE although I don't know why you'd need a bigger version unless your state is number one in shitty vision. This is The United States of Shame (links to article with more info on each state), a map depicting what each particular state is worst at. Some o... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    Yelp recently rolled out a 'word map' feature for major world cities that creates heat maps based on a particular term to show you where the most restaurants/bars/coffee shops/etc. associated with that term are located. The media is just running with the whole hipster thing be... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2013
    This is a series of posters created by artist Andrew DeGraff that feature the Indiana Jones and Star Wars trilogies retold as maps of characters' movements. You might have noticed how he didn't include the latest Indiana Jones or any of the Star Wars prequels. That's because ... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is a shot by Flickr users Matt & Kristy from Dragon*Con featuring a lovely lady showing off her map of Middle Earth dress and matching clutch. Are you surprised I know what a clutch is? ME TOO. *eying picture* I don't know, she seems to have a sort of Disney princess a... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2012
    This is a US map depicting alcohol regulations by county. Some might argue it's the most important map of America since Google Street View, and those people would be 100% correct. When prohibition lifted almost eighty years ago, many communities (particularly in the Bible B... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2011
    Note: Slightly larger full-size version HERE. What? It's Halloween weekend so this kind of post is appropriate. Although, truthfully, I'd also post this on Christmas Eve and you and I both know it. I keep it real! Also, a constant 72°F because I don't want it so hot that ... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you're convinced somebody in Uganda actually gives a shit about Googling "zombies". SPOILER: No. In Kenya, absolutely. This is a map created by plotting the prevalence of Google interweb searches for the word "zombie" on Google Maps. Unsurp... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2011
    Seen here proving he has zero clue what the world actually looks like, artist Samuel Granados creates 3-D maps out of LEGO blocks that show migration data. Oh c'mon -- BIRDS CAN'T READ LEGO! His project is very funny: a 3D cartogram about emigration and inmigration between ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    Note: HARdto read/ specialy aif youave been drinlinking, clkick EHRE fora brigger verison. This is a map depicting the United States of Beer. I'm not sure what it's supposed to teach us, but I am listening intently with the hope of some free samples after class. Which, 100% ... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    I don't care if you used to bulls-eye womp rats in your T-16 back home, there's no way you can read that. Click HERE to see the thing in its full-res glory. Ever wanted a map of the entire Star Wars galaxy to hang above your bed because supermodel posters give you a boner a... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    Note: Full-res version HERE. This is a map of the United States showing the result of typing the name of each state in Google and displaying the first "autocomplete" option. Which, surprise!: are almost all college/sports related, the most notable exceptions being California ... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2010
    Note: Don't even try reading that, it's only gonna make you squirt. I mean squint. Or do I? I don't even know anymore. Click HERE to see the high-res version. Sorry for the short, quick posts today folks, but by the time you read this I'll be halfway to a top-secret locati... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2010
    And it probably used to battle that South America/Africa T-rex. Plus guard Greenland's treasure-trove. Kidding, there is no treasure in Greenland. Actually, there isn't much of anything in Greenland except Yetis and cold. No, I suspect this dragon is guarding something much... / Continue →