How Unusual Maps Could Change Our Perspective Of The World

The way we view the world can be altered by maps. They are a useful and original tool for comprehending the enormous rock we call Earth, particularly for visual learners. We can view our world’s most amazing locations and hidden gems from the comfort of our own homes thanks to maps.

An innovative corner of Reddit is dedicated to these worldly maps, and the cartography fans are going crazy over it. They delve into treasure troves of long-lost civilizations, complicated statistics, and rich history. From food facts to the most popular travel destinations to maps about nature, they cover it all in a bid to open our minds.

To expand our horizons and unleash our inner adventure, we’re delving deep into some of the most exquisite maps we’ve ever seen! The visualizations are awe-inspiring, and you can mark our words that you never saw any maps like these in grade school!

Antarctica At The Center

There are seven continents around the world. Six of them happen to be very inhabitable yet home to many cultures and peoples. The 7th continent, Antarctica, is a bit of an outlier for a very clear reason. It’s bone-chilling cold!

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Antarctica has no permanent inhabitants, most likely because it isn’t the warmest place to put your feet up. While Antarctica often looks big on most maps, this one is sure to change that. This map places Antarctica right in the center of the world and is pretty tiny.

Most Popular Surnames In Europe

Surnames or last names are certainly an interesting subject, even though they are not always thought of as thought-provoking. Surnames not only provide you with a starting point from which you can trace your ancestry but also your cultural history.

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Many surnames are odd. Some of them were once professions that later became names, like Smith. Others were names for natural features or objects that no longer match their modern equivalents. This map gives you a glimpse of some popular European surnames.

Nature’s Map

While on the topic of interesting things, maps themselves are quite a fascinating creation if you think about it. People tried to make sense of their surroundings in a time when there was no internet. Because of this, mapping was born.

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Maps are simply representations of the natural world around us, brought to life by ink or code. Millions of maps and styles have been produced and brought to life over the millenniums. However, we would argue that few look as natural as this.

A Map Of The HRE, Before Germany

The modern country of Germany, as a united entity, is relatively young when compared to other European countries. This has to do with Germany only being united in 1871 by German statesman Otto Von Bismarck. Before then, it had many names.

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One such noteworthy name, or political entity, that laid claim to the land was the Holy Roman Empire (800-1806). The empire was not very organised or stable, as you can see by the hundreds of dukedoms, baronets, and states that made it up.

Most Popular Browsers In The World Between 2012-2022

Modern technology and the internet are now so heavily integrated into our lives that it’s hard imagining life without them. Just as the internet has shaped many facets of our lives, we, too, have shaped it by ourselves. Read on to see how.

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Looking at this map, you can see that many different browsers fought for dominion of the internet. 2012 shows how Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, and Firefox all fight for it. By 2022, however, it’s no longer a contest for Google Chrome.

Child-Friendly Curse Words From Europe

Kids swear. There’s no way of avoiding that truth, just as there is no way to stop them from learning. However, there are a few “kid” friendly curse words that also exist – euphemisms, if you will, and they are interesting.

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This map shows some of the most popular children’s swear words within Europe. Most are modified and blameless versions of the proper (and ruder) word that adults no doubt use. Unfortunately, a lot of the humour is lost due to language barriers.

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