Ever fantasized about running your own country? How about naming one after yourself? As the map above shows, a select group of individuals have achieved a degree of immortality due to countries being named after them.
Depending on where you live, football and soccer can refer to completely different games. For example, in America football refers to American football whereas in the UK it refers to association football, which in America would be called soccer.
The map above shows the world’s military camouflages. It’s based on the country’s primary camo and does not taken into account different branches of the military in each country. Moreover, the original map creators are aware that there are a few inaccuracies and out-of-date designs included.
The map above shows the relative size of the world’s 26 largest islands. Combined they cover 7.7 million square km (roughly the size of Australia) and have 540 million people living on them (behind only China and India).
If you’re curious to learn a bit more about them, below you can find their names, what country (or countries) they belong to, their areas and the population of each island (data from Wikipedia):
While I’m sure you know the Pacific Ocean is big, I’d say there’s a good chance you hadn’t realized how big, until you look at the map above. As difficult as it may be to believe, the Pacific Ocean is larger than the landmass of every single continent and island combined.
Here’s the last post for awhile about flag colours. Previous posts have looked at The Shade of Red Each Country Has On Its Flag and Countries Whose Flags Contain Red and/or Blue. The map above looks at what happens when you blend all the colours from each country’s flag proportionally.
Somewhat surprisingly there is a relatively large variety of colours, given that red and blue so often appear on flags.
Below you can see what happens when you do the same thing for individual US state flags: