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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



Map by Phoenix B 1of3

10. Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day



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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Vast Devastation – Japan – Amazing Photo’s

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The rubble caused by an earthquake and tsunami fill the landscape in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after northeastern coastal towns were devastated by an earthquake and tsunami. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

soldier holds a four-month-old baby who survived the tsunami with her family at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011. (Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man cycles by a ship at Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit Japan's east coast. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press) #

A family rests in a shelter in Soma city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011. three days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's north east coast. On top of the losses of family and friends and property, evacuees in the area are now faced with the fears of radiation contamination from damaged nuclear facilities near by. (Wally Santana/Associated Press) #


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A Message From Christchurch

This was an email that was sent to a friend of mine who lives in Australia. I thought I would share this with you to give you some idea of how terrifying this earthquake has been

Hi Lesley,

This email is from Vicky Montgomery a lawyer friend of mine who has just moved back to NZ and living in Christchurch, after 10 years overseas




Well, it has been another terrible day, but we are okay so far. The house is still standing – how it is possible I don’t quite know, but it is, although we have a whole lot more new cracks and swinging open or stuck doors and I guess some damage of which we are not even aware yet. I was sitting at the dining room table sending off some emails when the train smacked into the side of the house without any warning (often the smaller shakes and jolts are preceded by a kind of rumble so you know that something is coming), but not this time. The house started lurching so badly all I could do was hang onto the table for dear life, and listen to the huge roaring
noise of the thing as well as seeing the doors of the big cabinet thing on the wall of the dining room thrown open and spew out about two dozen antique glasses/carafes and other delicate things all of which I had been collecting for years or had inherited and was rather fond of. When it was ‘over’, the floor was completely strewn with glass and I was completely freaked – my heart was pounding and I was shaking like a leaf. We had a whole series of after-shocks almost immediately after and several of those were pretty damn scary as well. The after-shocks are continuing and will do for some time. Each time one comes I think ”
is it going to get bigger “, and I’m scared of the house falling down on us – even as I write this, there has been about 4 or 5 – about a minute apart. Now that it is dark, it seems worse.

At least we still have a roof over our heads and so far we are okay, unlike so may others. After about 7 hours, the power has come back on, so we have some lights and a cup of tea and the internet up and running again. There are a lot of planes and helicopters overhead and an awful lot of people are out in parks and other open spaces because they can’t get back into their homes or accommodation. It is raining and cold, and at least we are indoors, but for those who are not I feel as if I should be out doing something – but it’s hard to know what. I haven’t even got enough food in the house to make some soup or something and it wouldn’t be enough. Even if we offered people a bed for the night, they would probably feel safer staying up all night, given the severity and frequency of the aftershocks – I mean how can anyone sleep in this? I think it will be a night of dozing on the couch – fully clothed, luckily we have a couple of bottles of wine that survived – better get them down my throat quickly!!!
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and lovely messages – greatly appreciated. Whew, what a day. xxx V

"The New Zealand earthquake broke an iceberg the area of 20 football fields off the country's longest glacier.

Devastated family after hearing the news of the death of their Mother

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