In following with the recent trend of creating maps to display interesting information about public perception, a series of maps have been created that use Google search auto-completed queries to indicate what perceptions we hold about different countries and states. All of these maps were created with a process that you could try yourself – find a Google search bar and enter “Why is [insert state or country] so…”
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How sure are you of your geographical knowledge? Buzzfeed recently put Americans’ geographical knowledge to the test with a survey in which participants had to write in countries’ names on a blank European political map. Unfortunately, they didn’t fare too well, but some of their responses are hilarious (or hilariously mis-informed).
Remember the amusing polls, when Europeans were asked to name which countries they though were the drunkest, hottest and silliest-sounding, etc? Seeing how successful the project turned out to be, Business Insider and SurveyMonkey’s Audience decided to carry out a similar poll in the US. They interviewed 1603 respondents, asking them questions that everyone jokes about around a dinner table, but that haven’t been officially published yet.
By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there. Sure, you might be able to name the European countries or point New York on the map, but does that give a you real understanding of how the world functions? To fill this gap, we have gathered a great and informative selection of infographical maps that will teach you things like most popular sports in different countries, who has the largest breasts, red hair map of Europe, world’s most consumed alcoholic beverages and much more.
To celebrate their 30,000th subscriber, European “Reddit” held a poll where users were able to weigh in on their opinions of countries besides their own. Questions ran the (super serious) gamut from “Which European country can drink the most” to “Which European country has the silliest accent”.
Using infographical maps to represent data is nothing new, but London-based designer Yanko Tsvetkov, through his site alphadesigner.com, has taken this common form in a new direction by releasing a series of both funny and thought-provoking prejudice maps. Instead of displaying political borders or statistics, his maps make tongue-in-cheek representations of social, cultural and political stereotypes.
Ever wondered how your penis or breast size compares to the rest of the world? Which countries smile and which countries don’t? How smart are your fellow countrymen compared to the other nations? And nobody taught you that in school? Well, we collected a list of offbeat and fun maps that will answer your questions!