Well then. Discuss? This is from PornHub. Thanks to r/mapporn.
Phew, that’s a lot of acronyms. But this is a great map: Orange and yellow is bad, green and blue is good. HDI stands for “Human Development Index,” which is a measurement that’s not nearly as good, in my opinion, for understanding how wealthy and happy a population is. Nevertheless, HDI is still one of … Continue reading Eye Candy: The HDI of BRICS
The Kalmar Union lasted from 1397 to 1523. Here is a wiki on it. Imagine Denmark, Norway, and Sweden united as a single country when it came to foreign affairs, but each of them having plenty of room to govern themselves domestically. The main rivalry here was the “monarchy” of Kalmar and the aristocracies of … Continue reading Eye Candy: Kalmar Union, circa 1400
Yup, you read that correctly. Behold:
There are a total of 29 countries with scientific programs aimed at Antarctica. Here is more at NOL on Antarctica. Brrrrrr!
Opponents of gay marriage might have trouble explaining this one, at least in the free world. Too many shadows whispering voices. Faces on posters too many choices. If when why what how much have you got…
This is pretty cool. France still has an overseas presence in the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Indian and Antarctic oceans, and the Atlantic (including St. Pierre and Miquelon, an archipelago just off the coast of Newfoundland, a province of Canada). Here’s a good Wikipedia list of France’s islands. It’s in French. Translate it … Continue reading Eye Candy: France’s 50 largest islands
Stay tuned for more on India from a sub-state perspective. I’m going to find the GDP (PPP) per capitas of these states. I’m going to find their population densities. I’m going to find their literacy rates and their life expectancy rates. I’m going to find out much more about India over the coming 12 to … Continue reading Eye Candy: the states in India’s federation
I’ve always said “garbage,” but down here in Texas they use the word “trash.” I have no idea where I found this, and I can’t verify the source, but it looks right to me. Any contrary arguments about this map?
This is a beautiful map of Rome’s administrative units. There’s not much more to say, really. Here is Barry on Roman law. Here is Mark on the Roman economy. Have a good week!
Interesting map, for a few reasons. The United States is in green, which means there are “no special safety risks” to worry about. What I take this to mean is that as long as you stay out of, say, North Sacramento, or East Austin, when the sun goes down you’ll be safe. The “pay attention, … Continue reading Eye Candy: travel advice for Dutch citizens
First off, Shanghai and Warsaw are two very different cities, and because of that I think the SCO is a different animal than the Warsaw Pact. For one thing (aside from the difference in the two cities, one being selected for its geographical prominence, the other for its commercial acumen), the Warsaw Pact was a … Continue reading Eye Candy: Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Yikes, the red team is a left-wing populist party (like the one that governs Venezuela). How did it come to this? Here’s a more optimistic take.
Those tariffs will work wonders for the economy, I’m sure…