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
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)
4.) Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders
5.) McDonald’s Across the World
6.) Paid Maternal Leave Around the World
7.) The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country
8.) Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country
9.) Map of Time Zones in Antarctica
10.) Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day
11.) The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012
12.) Global Population Density
13.) Flag Map of the World
14.) Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World
15.) Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country
16.) Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States
17.) US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State
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
20.) Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery
21.) World Map of Vegetation on Earth
22.) Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country
23.) If the World’s Population Lived in One City
24.) The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants Around the World
25.) Worldwide Map of Oil Import And Export Flows
26.) The 7,000 Rivers that Feed into the Mississippi River
27.) World Map of the Different Writing Systems
28.) Worldwide Annual Coffee Consumption Per Capita
29.) The Economic Center of Gravity Since 1 AD
30.) The World Divided Into 7 Regions, Each with a Population of 1 Billion
31.) Earth’s Population by Latitude and Longitude
33.) Frequency of Lightning Strikes Throughout the World
34.) Overall Water Risk Around the World
35.) The Most Dangerous Areas in the World To Ship Due to Pirates
36.) Area Codes in Which Ludacris Claims to Have “Hoes”
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)
39.) Map of Europe Showing Literal Chinese Translations for Country Names
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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