Geography Can Be Fun! 40 Maps Outlining Eye-Opening & Unknown Facts…

 

Look at these amazing maps and you will learn very interesting and eye-opening facts. After all, did you knew that England almost invaded every country in the world (except 22 countries)?. Even though some facts do not resemble classical knowledge taught at school, they do provide some food for thought to put in perspective.

One can easily comprehend the extent on a global scale, by presenting the facts in a geographic context. Furthermore, it is really interesting to see how your country or state performs on a global scale. After all,  comparing yourself to others is a central human behavior.

 

This is even outlined in a specific theory known as “Social Comparison Theory”. “Social comparison process is a term referring the process through which people come to know themselves by evaluating their own attitudes, abilities, and beliefs in comparison with others. In most cases, we try to compare ourselves to those in our peer group or with whom we are similar”. [1]

Consequently, enjoy comparing yourselves and maybe you are able to draw a conclusion on your own lives. Which map is the most interesting one in your opinion? Feel free to comment, we will appreciate it!

The Most Famous Brand From Each State In The US

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Red Hair Map of Europe

FunMaps-02Image credits: imgur.com

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Breast Sizes Relating to Countries

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Political World Map as Pangea 200-300 Million Years Ago

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The World According to Americans

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Most Used Web Browser World Map (2012)

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Map of Countries Officially Not Using the Metric System

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The Penis Size Worldwide

FunMaps-11Image credits: targetmap.com

Map of the Most Common Surnames in Europe

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Map of Countries Most and Least Welcoming to Foreigners

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World Map of National IQ Scores

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Beer Names in Different European Languages

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Freedom of Press

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Most Consumed Alcoholic Beverage by Country

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A World Map that Inverts Land and Sea

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Worldwide Driving Orientation

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Prevalence of Obesity

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Map Of Most Attractive Citizens in Europe

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European Citizens Who Drink the Most

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United States According to Autocomplete

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Every Country England Has Ever Invaded (all but 22 countries in the world)

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7 Deadly Sins Map

FunMaps-25Image credits: wired.com

World Map of Social Networks 2009 vs 2012

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Total Fertility Rate Map

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Map of the World in Proportion to Population

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Different Alphabets Around the World

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World’s Population Concentrated in One City

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Countries with McDonald’s

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Map of the Most Popular Surnames in the United States

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Lightning Intensity Map

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Map of the Earth With Mercator Projection Using a Different Centerpoint

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Time Zones in Antarctica

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North America according to the USA (2012)

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If US Cities Had Kept Their Original Names

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