These 40 Maps Lets You Know Everything You’ll Ever Need Very Quickly

Ever wonder which side of the road different parts of the world drive on? How about what Pangea would look like with today’s international borders? What about where the TV remote is located? Well, this post has the answer to the first two questions and more–and they’re all in map form. For the remote, just check under the couch again. Check out these maps and see if things make more sense to you!

1.) Where Google Street View is Available

1.) Where Google Street View is Available

2.) Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

2.) Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

3.) The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)

3.) The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)

4.) Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders

4.) Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders

5.) McDonald’s Across the World

5.) McDonald’s Across the World

6.) Paid Maternal Leave Around the World

 6.) Paid Maternal Leave Around the World

7.) The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

7.) The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

8.) Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

8.) Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

9.) Map of Time Zones in Antarctica

9.) Map of Time Zones in Antarctica

10.) Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

10.) Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

11.) The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012

11.) The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012

12.) Global Population Density

12.) Global Population Density

13.) Flag Map of the World

13.) Flag Map of the World

14.) Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

14.) Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

15.) Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country

15.) Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country

16.) Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

16.) Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

17.) US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

17.) US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

18.) World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

18.) World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

19.) Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

19.) Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

20.) Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery

20.) Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery

21.) World Map of Vegetation on Earth

21.) World Map of Vegetation on Earth

22.) Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country

22.) Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country

23.) If the World’s Population Lived in One City

23.) If the World’s Population Lived in One City

24.) The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants Around the World

24.) The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants Around the World

25.) Worldwide Map of Oil Import And Export Flows

25.) Worldwide Map of Oil Import And Export Flows

26.) The 7,000 Rivers that Feed into the Mississippi River

26.) The 7,000 Rivers that Feed into the Mississippi River

27.) World Map of the Different Writing Systems

27.) World Map of the Different Writing Systems

28.) Worldwide Annual Coffee Consumption Per Capita

28.) Worldwide Annual Coffee Consumption Per Capita

29.) The Economic Center of Gravity Since 1 AD

29.) The Economic Center of Gravity Since 1 AD

30.) The World Divided Into 7 Regions, Each with a Population of 1 Billion

30.) The World Divided Into 7 Regions, Each with a Population of 1 Billion

31.) Earth’s Population by Latitude and Longitude

31.) Earth’s Population by Latitude and Longitude

33.) Frequency of Lightning Strikes Throughout the World

33.) Frequency of Lightning Strikes Throughout the World

34.) Overall Water Risk Around the World

34.) Overall Water Risk Around the World

35.) The Most Dangerous Areas in the World To Ship Due to Pirates

35.) The Most Dangerous Areas in the World To Ship Due to Pirates

36.) Area Codes in Which Ludacris Claims to Have “Hoes”

36.) Area Codes in Which Ludacris Claims to Have "Hoes"

37.) Where 2% of Australia’s Population Lives

37.) Where 2% of Australia’s Population Lives

38.) The Longest Straight Line You Can Sail on Earth (Pakistan to Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – 20000 miles)

38.) The Longest Straight Line You Can Sail on Earth (Pakistan to Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – 20000 miles)

39.) Map of Europe Showing Literal Chinese Translations for Country Names

39.) Map of Europe Showing Literal Chinese Translations for Country Names

40.) Reversed Map with Southern Hemisphere at Top of Map

40.) Reversed Map with Southern Hemisphere at Top of Map

(H/T Twisted Sifter) Where would we be without maps? Lost. Really, really lost. Share these informative maps using the button below.

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