Maps and facts

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 8 August 2015 at 07:01
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Maps and facts

Very interesting. BA

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This is a fascinating set of maps showing a variety of similarities – and differences — in the world as we think we know it. It may change your perspective on both.
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1.This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with distinct color) each section containing 1 billion people.
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2. This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia’s entire population lives.
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3. It may not come as a surprise but more people live inside the circle than outside of it.
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4. This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you’re standing. For the most part it’s water.
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5. Apparently you can’t get Big Macs everywhere. This map shows (in red) the countries that have McDonalds.
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6. This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road.
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7. This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded. There are only 22. (In the WORLD!)
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8. The line on this map shows all of the world’s Internet connections in 1969.
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9. This map shows the countries that heavily restricted Internet access in 2013.
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10. This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time.
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11. This map shows (in red) the countries that don’t use the metric system.
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12. This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available.
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13. This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world.
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14. And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank.
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15. This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States.
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16. And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River.
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17. This is a map of the highest paid public employees in the U. S. (Quite telling as to what our ‘priorities’ are.)
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18. This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon.
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