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20 Maps Of The World Showing ….. Did You Know

1. Where Google Street View is Available

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Map by Google

2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

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Map via Wikimedia Commons

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

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Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph)

4. Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders

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Map by eatrio.net via Reddit

Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa.

 

5. McDonald’s Across the World

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Map by Business Management EU

6. Paid Maternal Leave Around the World

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Map by The New York Times

7. The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

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Map by Teepr on Reddit

8. Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

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Map by ChartsBin.com

9. Map of Time Zones in Antarctica

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Map by Phoenix B 1of3

10. Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

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Map by Carna Botnet via Reddit

11. The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012

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Map by Vizual Statistix

12. Visualizing Global Population Density

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Map by valeriepieris on Reddit

13. Flag Map of the World

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Map by andrewfahmy on Reddit

14. Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

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Map by World Health Organization

15. Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country

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Map by World Health Organization

16. Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

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Map by Nelson Minar

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

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Map by Deadspin.com

18. World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

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Map by John M Nelson

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

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Map via prometheus08 on Reddit

20. Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery

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Map by James Mintz Group

 

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Did you know

I love all this type of information and I am sure there are some facts in this article that you will say to yourself at least 5 times “Thats interesting I did not know that”

Alaska

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .

Amazon

 
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
of the world’s oxygen supply.
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.  The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States ..

Antarctica

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country..
Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica ..
This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.
As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert;
the average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert
.

Brazil

 Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Canada

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘ Big Village ‘.

Chicago

Next to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest Polish population
in the world.

Detroit

Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1,
so named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Damascus , Syria

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years
before Rome was founded in 753 BC,
making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

Istanbul , Turkey

 
Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world
located on two continents.

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