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Source – targetmap.com

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Global Tuna Production

Keep those boats away from New Zealand!

 

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Source – boredpanda.com

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The Most Popular Countries to Visit

Sometime I wonder about these stats; who goes on vacation to Siberia?

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Education Status of World Leaders

The snap shot was taken in 2013. Call me old-fashioned, but surely you need experience and education to be fit to run a country. Btw, South Africa makes sense but Australia is a bit weird?

 

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The Population Emotional Map

Yesterday’s map was about happiness and synchronises perfectly with today’s MOTD. All countries in blue, the greens and yellow are pretty much ‘Sad Sacks’ and need to get out more.

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Just another day in Paradise Map

What is clear is that Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe are not overly ecstatic about life at present. This is a huge generalisation and I am sure there will be many happy souls from these parts. I hope their happiness rubs onto their neighbours. New Zealand keep on smiling :)

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Battleground London

Street by street, map reveals the territories of the capital’s 80-plus gangs as violence in the capital spirals

We thought Whanganui had its problems? London is becoming a lawless war zone. The incompetence of the Mayor is allowing violence and anarchy to escalate and the crims are having a ball.

  • Feuds between gangs of young men have led to soaring numbers of shootings and stabbings in London
  • More than 100 people have been killed in the capital already this year, with fears gang rivalries and feuds are leading to spiralling numbers of shootings and stabbings.
  • Maps circulated online show the territories of the more than 80 – gangs in the capital’s north, east and south
  • They reveal why certain streets have become flashpoints, with different sides of some roads held by rivals

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Do you feel loved?

Later on this week there are more maps reflecting a similar trend. It’s about the raw human need for positive relationships and a sense of being regarded and loved.

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Source – Big Think 

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How Dubya Used the Book of Ezekiel as a Blueprint for the Iraq War

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It’s early 2003, and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is looming. President George W. Bush is on the phone with his French counterpart. He’s trying to convince Jacques Chirac to join the “coalition of the willing” against Saddam Hussein. But the call is counterproductive.

One of Bush’s arguments in particular rubs Chirac the wrong way. War is inevitable, Bush says, because “prophecy is being fulfilled.” Dubya explicitly refers to Gog and Magog, evil empires from the Old Testament. This sends a chill down the French president’s spine. Is this guy for real?

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Source – Big Think

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How Butchery Maps Turn Cows into Territory

Cows and maps seem to have little to do with each other, but if you’re a butcher (or a committed carnivore), you know better. The quality of a meat cut depends on three things: location, location, location. For although cattle equals meat, not all beef is created equal. Some cuts are valued above others, and thus more valuable. Hence the importance of of mapping those zones of superior texture and taste.
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Just like wine aficionados can taste the difference between a Bordeaux and a Bourgogne, and can place either on their mental map of France’s viticultural regions (sometimes up to the very vineyard whence they came), meat lovers know which part of the cow their brisket came from and where the porterhouse steak was cut.

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Source – Big Think

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Our Alien World: a Burmese Spirit Map

The oceans on this Burmese map of the world are as flat and blue as ours. That much is familiar at least. But the land masses rising from their waves are unlike anything in Western cartography.

They have no bearing on the shape and position of the actual continents, mapped with increasing precision as the Age of Discovery progressed. Nor do they resemble the sacred geography of the Jerusalem-centred T-O maps that preceded them.

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This looks like a wholly alien world and, for lack of legend or context, an almost entirely unknowable one. So what is Planet Burma actually like? To describe is to discover.

Once, it seems, the dry part of this world consisted of a single, teardrop-shaped continent. Something caused that teardrop to shatter. Now the southern half is scattered in myriad islands of various sizes, all but the smallest of which are also tear-shaped.

The outline of the old one-piece continent is still visible. Outside the dotted line, the southern islands are all pink. Inside it, mostly yellow (in the east) or green (in the west). A few ships are seen sailing between them.

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