Reddit user Teadranks is back with another amazing cartogram, a type of distorted map around one variable, in this case world population in 1900. To see how much it’s changed you can jump to the 2015 cartogram post, or scroll below.
Punny Maps of The Foodnited States of America
Chris Durso and his 8 year-old son have created a punny series maps collectively titled The Foodnited States of America.
Each map takes one food item that can be worked into the name of the state. So far they’ve created 25 maps with new ones being released regularly via the Foodiggity.com instagram account.
While not all the states are created from a food item you’d associate with them, they’re all quite clever.
Below are a few of my favourites:
Which City Has The World’s Worst Air Pollution? Hint, It’s In China
As the map above shows, China is home to many of the world’s most polluted cities. The map was created by AQICN, a Chinese website that tracks global air pollution stats.
Ulf Troeng, who told me about the map, clarifies that:
2nd Largest Nationality Living In Each European Country
The map above shows the flag of the 2nd largest nationality, by country of birth, living in each European country. Thus, it may include citizens and those who have moved temporarily for work. Nevertheless, there are many surprises, such as:
Game of Thrones’ Westeros Is Really Just Britain & An Inverted Ireland
The map above clearly shows that Westeros, from the Game of Thrones TV series and the Song of Ice and Fire book series, is nothing more than Britain placed on top of an inverted Ireland.
However, looks can be deceiving since there are some pretty key differences between Westeros and the British Isles. Here are just a few:
Mesmerizing Map Of Global Aerosol Pollution
The video above comes from NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office and shows global aerosol pollution and other particles. And just to be clear, this is aerosol in the scientific sense:
Most Popular Migrant Destinations By Country
The UN estimates that there were 232 million people living outside their country of birth in 2013, roughly 3.2% of the world’s population. To put this in perspective, if migrants formed one country, it would be the world’s 5th most populous.
The map above uses the UN’s Trends in International migrant stock: By destination and origin report to look at the most popular destination for migrants FROM each country.
Los Atlantis: What Los Angeles Would Look Like If All The Ice Caps Melted
LA commuters may soon be trading in their cars for boats and/or learning how to swim if they still want to make it into work on time. The reason is that most of Los Angeles will find itself underwater if all the world’s ice caps, sheets and glaciers melt.
And while the Los Atlantis map above is a tongue-in-cheek look at this somewhat unlikely scenario, there is a scientific basis to it.
The Many Disgusting Dishes & Culinary Horrors of Europe
While European food has a very positive international reputation, it’s not all steak frites and pasta. As the map above shows, the continent also has its fair share of disgusting dishes and culinary horrors.
The 4037 Cities In The World With Over 100,000 People
The map above shows the 4,037 cities in the world that have over 100,000 people living in them. It was created by reddit user Fingolas, who explains how the map was created:
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