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(Bored Panda)   40 Maps they didn't teach you about in school. Every single one of these maps reveals different fun and interesting facts, can help you draw some pretty interesting conclusions   (boredpanda.com) divider line 28
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2013-09-17 03:40:58 PM
Good find subby.
 
2013-09-17 03:54:50 PM
according to this information, I need to take a trip to Scandanavia.
 
2013-09-17 03:55:58 PM
Very cool stuff. +1
 
2013-09-17 04:36:41 PM
I love maps.

There were some very interesting maps in the link.

Therefore, I love the link.
 
2013-09-17 04:37:32 PM
Sweden is DESTROYING the rest of Europe in attractiveness.
 
2013-09-17 04:48:18 PM
The Seven Deadly Sins map is screwed.  It shows a good portion of East Texas being "Saintly" with respect to "Expenditures on art, entertainment, and recreation as compared to employment".  The only thing I can figure is that there are a lot of unemployed out there.

There's also the "Devlish" rating for Gluttony - fast food restaurants per capita.  It shows a part of Texas where there's a whole lot of nothing and or oil/gas work going on.  Farking BBNP is included - so yeah, if there is a fast food restaurant for tourists in the area but hardly anyone around I suppose that will count but they should probably adjust the data a little.


World's Population Concentrated:  Houston biatches!!  Sprawl!  (we're going to look like a Borg planet before long)
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-17 04:53:48 PM
Good maps. Some of those are duplicates from a recent thread.
 
2013-09-17 05:09:42 PM
That was useful.
I used to memorize maps, and I even collect globes with countries that don't exist on them anymore.
 
2013-09-17 05:10:17 PM
Finally! Vindication for Miss Teen South Carolina.  I hope they can see this site in the Iraq and South Africa.
 
2013-09-17 05:15:50 PM
I'm not a genius when it comes to math. But maybe one of you mathematically- or psych-inclined Farkers can help explain the IQ map to me. If "100" is considered an average IQ, then how is it that almost every country is somewhere at least slightly below average (91-99) except for like 6? Is it because China's population is that massive that it just balances out that way?
 
2013-09-17 05:20:09 PM
We must be killing that site. Took forever to load.

/but worth the wait
 
2013-09-17 05:21:37 PM

DemDave: I'm not a genius when it comes to math. But maybe one of you mathematically- or psych-inclined Farkers can help explain the IQ map to me. If "100" is considered an average IQ, then how is it that almost every country is somewhere at least slightly below average (91-99) except for like 6? Is it because China's population is that massive that it just balances out that way?


Bullshiat graphs aren't accurate. News at a 11.
 
2013-09-17 05:44:13 PM
Very welcoming, intelligent redheads with C cups? And the indigenous dudes max out with only 5-inch pricks? Bathe me and ship me to Northern Ireland.
 
2013-09-17 05:52:37 PM

ZAZ: Good maps. Some of those are duplicates from a recent thread.

 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-17 06:00:43 PM
DemDave

Intelligence is adversely affected by childhood poverty, disease, and malnutrition. Poverty takes time away from education. The other two cause physiological harm.

Example from the United States: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/bodyhorrors/2011/04/25/blood-money- h ookworm-economics-in-the-postbellum-south/ (hookworm infestation depressed the South from the Civil War until modern sanitation was introduced in the early 20th Century).
 
2013-09-17 06:16:21 PM

vudukungfu: That was useful.
I used to memorize maps, and I even collect globes with countries that don't exist on them anymore.


I was at the public library about a year ago and every time I am in there I look at the books they are selling to clear space. I don't remember the precise name of it but they had an atlas with maps going back 2500 years. They only wanted a dollar for it, which was good, because that's all the cash I happened to have on me, but then I went out to my car and cleared out my change cache and brought that back in and put it in the jar because I was so happy to find that book.
 
2013-09-17 06:32:31 PM
Map of Countries Officially Not Using the Metric System

Sweet: us, Burma, and Liberia. Soon, our mighty triumverate will conclusively demonstrate to the rest of the world how misguided they are.
 
2013-09-17 06:51:13 PM

Uzzah: Map of Countries Officially Not Using the Metric System

Sweet: us, Burma, and Liberia. Soon, our mighty triumverate will conclusively demonstrate to the rest of the world how misguided they are.


That map, in particular, makes me sad.  There isn't a single good reason for us not to use metric exclusively.


ZAZ: DemDave

Intelligence is adversely affected by childhood poverty, disease, and malnutrition. Poverty takes time away from education. The other two cause physiological harm.

Example from the United States: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/bodyhorrors/2011/04/25/blood-money- h ookworm-economics-in-the-postbellum-south/ (hookworm infestation depressed the South from the Civil War until modern sanitation was introduced in the early 20th Century).


Intelligence is affected by inheritance only.  KNOWLEDGE, on the other hand, is affected by the things you listed above.
The tests aren't necessarily an accurate measure of either things across the board.
 
2013-09-17 06:53:27 PM
Yes, IQ can be affected by nutrition and environmental exposures as well.  But, the poorest or sickliest could still have the highest IQ in the room.
 
2013-09-17 08:20:19 PM
OK, that first map off the bat....

I'm going to go off on a limb here and say "Orville Redenbacher's" is a more famous brand than "Cummins".
 
2013-09-17 11:33:07 PM
Your most famous brand is "Taco John's"?

WTF is Taco John's?
 
2013-09-17 11:41:43 PM

ZAZ: Intelligence is adversely affected by childhood poverty, disease, and malnutrition. Poverty takes time away from education. The other two cause physiological harm.

Example from the United States: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/bodyhorrors/2011/04/25/blood-money- h ookworm-economics-in-the-postbellum-south/ (hookworm infestation depressed the South from the Civil War until modern sanitation was introduced in the early 20th Century).


That doesn't answer my question at all. The IQ bell curve should average out to around 100. The map provided seems to indicate that most of the world is below average. By the very definition of "average", that's not possible.
 
2013-09-18 12:38:34 AM

DemDave: ZAZ: Intelligence is adversely affected by childhood poverty, disease, and malnutrition. Poverty takes time away from education. The other two cause physiological harm.

Example from the United States: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/bodyhorrors/2011/04/25/blood-money- h ookworm-economics-in-the-postbellum-south/ (hookworm infestation depressed the South from the Civil War until modern sanitation was introduced in the early 20th Century).

That doesn't answer my question at all. The IQ bell curve should average out to around 100. The map provided seems to indicate that most of the world is below average. By the very definition of "average", that's not possible.


I don't really have a direct answer, but looking at the issue I think you have two incorrect assumptions. Well, kind of incorrect. 100 is supposed to be the median IQ, not the mean. And the median raw score that is set as 100 is usually set by a norming sample, not something that will change to adapt to the actual results. On top of that, IQ and IQ measurement is not really an exact science and gives far from exact numbers, especially when comparing regions with wide variations in standard of living. And double on top of that, it appears that map is based off numbers from the works of Richard Lynn, so there's likely to be some issues there as well.
 
2013-09-18 12:31:46 PM
According to the seven deadly sins map where I live is pretty saintly, and that sucks.
 
2013-09-18 12:33:15 PM
also, I find it hard to believe that Brazilians only have 1 - 2 kids each, considering the way they're always farking.
 
2013-09-18 12:36:16 PM
New York was once New Amsterdam?

/Why they changed it I can't say
 
2013-09-18 03:07:20 PM
Where exactly is that concentration of redheads in the former Soviet Union?
 
2013-09-19 02:31:32 AM
Brought to you by the Bureau of Pulling Statistics Out of Our Asses. No sources for the data. The tit and dick ones look like someone made up a fantasy spreadsheet and popped it into a mapping tool. Some of those may be legit, but I'm guessing BoredPanda wasn't too concerned with accuracy in creating their clickbait.
 
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