Maps, you have to love them! As a kid in the pre-internet age, I spent many an hour poring over my precious atlas, memorizing countries, their capital cities, rivers, mountain ranges, flags...Dreaming of visiting them all, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

But not all types of maps are useful. Some, even the most detailed world maps with countries show.. nothing helpful in particular. However, as the page 'Terrible Maps' proves, you can still have fun with them! This tongue-in-cheek collection of cartography-based funny memes and jokes is sometimes absurd and other times surprisingly informative, but funny jokes with geography and world maps are always a good laugh! Scroll down below to check out the funny drawings and useless information for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Cat Earth Theory

Cat Earth Theory

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Madzdad the bard
Community Member
3 years ago

See, if flat-earthers were right, that cat would push Austrailia off the edge!

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#2

Antarctica, The Confusing Continent

Antarctica, The Confusing Continent

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rhyan lumilay
Community Member
3 years ago

do compass hay wired to different directions there since almost everywhere is North?

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#3

A Map Of Every European City

A Map Of Every European City

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 years ago

Drug dealer park lol

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#4

For Those Of You Suffering From Election Fatigue. A Map Of Pubs In The Uk

For Those Of You Suffering From Election Fatigue. A Map Of Pubs In The Uk

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Charlotte Dupre
Community Member
3 years ago

There is one missing

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#5

35 Place Names In Iceland That Will Help You Understand What Dyslexia Feels Like

35 Place Names In Iceland That Will Help You Understand What Dyslexia Feels Like

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Reirei
Community Member
3 years ago

I've always loved this language, but this is madness :)

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#6

Antarctic-Centric World View

Antarctic-Centric World View

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diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

I like this

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#7

Countries That Use The Metric System Vs Countries That Lose Wars To Vietnamese Farmers

Countries That Use The Metric System Vs Countries That Lose Wars To Vietnamese Farmers

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Larry BobJoe
Community Member
3 years ago

to be honest, we only got in because the french lost.

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#8

Bosnians: I Wanna Swim; Croatia: No

Bosnians: I Wanna Swim; Croatia: No

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Charlotte Dupre
Community Member
3 years ago

Bosnian: please Croatia : OK you can swim a little bit

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#9

Potential EU Leaving Names

Potential EU Leaving Names

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 years ago

Noland :)))

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#10

Saudi Arabia Mapped Only By Its Rivers

Saudi Arabia Mapped Only By Its Rivers

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol, I actually waited for the map to load.

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#11

Amazingly Comprehensive Map Of Every Country In The World That Uses The Mmddyyyy Format

Amazingly Comprehensive Map Of Every Country In The World That Uses The Mmddyyyy Format

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Darryl Kerrigan
Community Member
3 years ago

I still remember years ago (in the UK), a few years after 9/11, when someone came in and said it was disgusting how everyone had forgotten about the attacks and we should have a minutes silence. It was 9th November... true story.

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#12

EU Referendum Results 2016 Vs. Mad Cow Disease Outbreak Areas 1992

EU Referendum Results 2016 Vs. Mad Cow Disease Outbreak Areas 1992

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

Well. That explains a lot.

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#13

A Map Of The World But It’s Just The Time Zones

A Map Of The World But It’s Just The Time Zones

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like the Matrix

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#14

Chart To Determine Risk Of Bear Attack

Chart To Determine Risk Of Bear Attack

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_Cheetah123
Community Member
3 years ago

man don't you hate it when you're flying in space above earth, and then suddenly BEAR ATTACK, yeah that's just the worst

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#15

Orange Peel Map Of Japan

Orange Peel Map Of Japan

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Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

"Orange you glad I didn't say Japana?"

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#16

Restaurant Order Preferences In Africa

Restaurant Order Preferences In Africa

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anarkzie
Community Member
3 years ago

Brilliant!

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#17

Here's A Map Showing Where All Our Followers Are From

Here's A Map Showing Where All Our Followers Are From

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Nia Loves Art
Community Member
3 years ago

How can they be so sure?

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#18

A Map Of Every American City

A Map Of Every American City

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Luis Milian
Community Member
3 years ago

false! there should be way more fast food signs

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#19

The Russian Empire As Of 2017

The Russian Empire As Of 2017

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Emma Dingle
Community Member
3 years ago

At least they haven't gotten Hawaii yet...

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#20

How Many Switzerlands Fits In Brazil

How Many Switzerlands Fits In Brazil

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Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet if they try they could fit one more???

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#21

Map Of All Of The Churches In Poland

Map Of All Of The Churches In Poland

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Charlotte Dupre
Community Member
3 years ago

There is one missing

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#22

A Map Of Europe By Each Nation's Most Iconic Artwork. If You Can Name Them All You Deserve A Prize! (But Won't Get One).

A Map Of Europe By Each Nation's Most Iconic Artwork. If You Can Name Them All You Deserve A Prize! (But Won't Get One).

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Arjan Brand
Community Member
3 years ago

The Netherlands: Vermeer. Why not Rembrandt or van Gogh?

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#23

Map Of Earth If There Was No Land

Map Of Earth If There Was No Land

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 years ago

just keep swimming and swimming

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#24

Electricity Consumption In Europe In 1507

Electricity Consumption In Europe In 1507

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 years ago

Same goes to 1508

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#25

Fascinating: Countries Arranged By Geographical Location

Fascinating: Countries Arranged By Geographical Location

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Totally a Dragon
Community Member
3 years ago

Woah...

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#26

The Legality Of Owning A Kangaroo In The United States

The Legality Of Owning A Kangaroo In The United States

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Jaguarundi
Community Member
3 years ago

Yet, in Florida, one may own an Emu. Or a Cobra...

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#27

Map Of The Uk, According To Americans.

Map Of The Uk, According To Americans.

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anarkzie
Community Member
3 years ago

And people from London.

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#28

This Is Actually In A Textbook..(Glencoe Science: Biology, Chapter 5, Section 3.)

This Is Actually In A Textbook..(Glencoe Science: Biology, Chapter 5, Section 3.)

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Rory August
Community Member
3 years ago

South America looks different than i remember.

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#29

Diagram Of Geopolitical Relationships In The Middle East

Diagram Of Geopolitical Relationships In The Middle East

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Sarah F
Community Member
3 years ago

"Institute of Internet Diagrams" :D I shall cite this for all graphs in my work from now on.

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#30

Gif Of Swiss Expansion Over The Past 200 Years

Gif Of Swiss Expansion Over The Past 200 Years

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Nervous Chaos
Community Member
3 years ago

They seem to enjoy making fun of how tiny Switzerland is...

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#31

Super Bowl Wins By Country

Super Bowl Wins By Country

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Totally a Dragon
Community Member
3 years ago

Yaaayyyy

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#32

Which Country Is The Roundest?

Which Country Is The Roundest?

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Luis Milian
Community Member
3 years ago

I think Scarborough Reef is a square

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#33

Handy Chart Showing How Far I Would Walk Just To..

Handy Chart Showing How Far I Would Walk Just To..

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E FourOFour
Community Member
3 years ago

Seems like there would be a fair share of swimming involved as well

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#34

Garbage Can V Trash Can In The United States

Garbage Can V Trash Can In The United States

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought this only happens between British and Americans

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#35

Population Per Capita

Population Per Capita

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LadyGrimm
Community Member
3 years ago

I once had a coworker ask me how many people in NYC there were per capita. I said one. And that, my friends, is how Keith learned what "per capita" means.

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#36

Is This Country Greenland?

Is This Country Greenland?

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Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

Greenland isn't a country. I think that's what this map is trying to show (it's owned by Denmark).

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#37

Countries With An Ak-47 On Their Flag

Countries With An Ak-47 On Their Flag

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Elton Muchaiabande
Community Member
3 years ago

That's Mozambique, my country. I never understood why an AK47 is necessary on our flag. The same to christianity carrying a cross as their symbol

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#38

Countries Where Queen Elizabeth II Can Be Charged With A Crime

Countries Where Queen Elizabeth II Can Be Charged With A Crime

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

So she better avoids travelling to South Sudan...

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#39

Name Of Hamburger By Us County

Name Of Hamburger By Us County

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Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

Simpsons reference for those who don't get it.

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#40

If Great Britain Was Located Next To Japan

If Great Britain Was Located Next To Japan

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Charlotte Dupre
Community Member
3 years ago

That is a big brexit

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#41

Us Governors By Eye Color

Us Governors By Eye Color

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Francie Patton
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this real?

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#42

Really Makes You Think

Really Makes You Think

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Marija Natkova Em Todorova
Community Member
3 years ago

Once upon a time, war broke out among Norwegian Vikings. One band launched the boats and fled. They discovered a green island and settled. Afraid that their enemies might pursue them, they sent word back to Norway that their island was actually an ice-land, but that another island — more distant, larger and indeed covered by ice — was inhabitable green-land. And so the green island became Iceland, and the icy island became Greenland.

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#43

Less Than 0.1% Of The World Population Lives In The Blue Area

Less Than 0.1% Of The World Population Lives In The Blue Area

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

But nearly 100% of world's fish population!

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#44

I'm Just Gonna Put This Here

I'm Just Gonna Put This Here

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Nervous Chaos
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that I'm up by Canada expect me to be leaving the country any day now!

Bridget Wright
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that I'm almost in Florida, I'm going fishing! (Jersey)

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
3 years ago

Dear 5th grade geography teacher: I request you re-evaluate my USA states map you were so didappointed with.

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

Florida must be pissed to get snow in winter

DE Ray
Community Member
3 years ago

I would be totally okay with the Delta being coastline. So long as we can still get the Blues and the best barbecue

Totally a Dragon
Community Member
3 years ago

Link to the original: https://www.xkcd.com/1653/

Liam Rowell
Community Member
3 years ago

Yay

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Jeff
Community Member
3 years ago

It took me way to long to figure out where Michigan is.

Pru Freeder
Community Member
1 year ago

Way *too long.

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UnicornHuman
Community Member
3 years ago

what about hawaii and alaska??

George Kopeczky
Community Member
3 years ago

Ssssh, they forgot us... don't tell anyone :D

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Chendaddy Chen
Community Member
3 years ago

This is like something put together by a kid who refuses to find each piece of the jigsaw puzzle that go together and instead just crams them into each other and then goes done and shows you and you go I need to talk to your parents

Jo Choto
Community Member
3 years ago

That's really clever.

Brian Goodwill
Community Member
3 years ago

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is missing. Yoopers wont be too happy about that.

PyromaniacKitty
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually, it's not, it's on the other side of the map between Maine and Arkansas. (MI is the best state, but I might be biased!)

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Annabeth Chase
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh cool I'm by the Gulf of Mexico

Markus McCloud
Community Member
3 years ago

Seems Utah's happy staying put.

My O My
Community Member
3 years ago

Argh mind-messing

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
3 years ago

MI suddenly has an interesting coastline.

Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

Utah isn't too far off

Jim Fay
Community Member
3 years ago

now it makes sense

_WEIRD_ONE_
Community Member
3 years ago

wheres the other part of michigan?!

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
3 years ago

In the Sacramento River. XD Local joke, sorry.

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
3 years ago

I knew that the Republicans were gerrymandering, but this is extraordinary!

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
3 years ago

By the way, go out and vote. Choosing not to vote is pretty much the same as choosing to let democracy die.

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finelaffen
Community Member
3 years ago

California really doesn't fit in anywhere else, do they?

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
3 years ago

SHUT UP!! I feel so violated and stereotyped. I mean, well, why do we have to be always next to Mexico. Arizona got to move!

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BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

I must have missed something in geography class.

Alexandra Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

What happened to the UP of Michigan?

Alexandra Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Nevermind... found it!

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A panda-gineer
Community Member
3 years ago

This is from XKCD, https://xkcd.com/1653/

Marlin from Finding Nemo
Community Member
3 years ago

Lives in northern Delaware :/

Elizabeth Ducote
Community Member
3 years ago

Where is Kansas?

Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

Right at the top to the left

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MammaG
Community Member
3 years ago

Do I stay in the same place and enjoy my new state or do I go with my state? What are the rules here?

Christina Sersif
Community Member
3 years ago

Can we make this official?

Chris Petry
Community Member
3 years ago

I might actually start to enjoy living in Ohio now.

E FourOFour
Community Member
3 years ago

As someone that prides himself as a geography enthusiast -this is freaking me the f*ck out man

thepotatogirl
Community Member
3 years ago

WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO US

Taryn Wallace
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't like being that far south I enjoy getting all the seasons

Jaguarundi
Community Member
3 years ago

So, I've exchanged the Gulf for a Great Lake?

Michelle Carlson
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, Michigan gets to be the New Napa VAlley.

TOKA HUSSEIN
Community Member
1 month ago

The Dakotas switched compass directions

Sam rice
Community Member
1 year ago

Dada! Messing with my head haha

Fisher Joe Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually like this

Sadie Shapiro
Community Member
2 years ago

Meh, still on the coast so that's fine. Besides, much closer to Illinois, and that's where I want to live, so... either way, this is pretty messed up.

Beeber
Community Member
2 years ago

dang it, now i have to shovel my driveway

Matthew Sprintson
Community Member
3 years ago

"Do you like your new seats class?"

Erin Mayberry
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey! Somebody gave Tennessee a coastline! I like this map!

Liam Rowell
Community Member
3 years ago

Yay now I’m only 2,501 miles from Hawaii, according to Alexa, unless they moved that too

Johnny Frostbite
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey, where'd my coast go?

Michael Rudolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Where is the UP of Michigan?

Missy Finley
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Yes!! Now we Illinoisans can have hurricanes instead of tornados!! I'm going to the beach, brb!

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

With this map, you could move to another state without driving a mile.

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, very compact but my state is still next to Kansas and I'm not happy about that.

-
Community Member
3 years ago

I just noticed. Idaho. I da ho.

old#3 number3
Community Member
3 years ago

Please don't tell that we have to take the tax and spend Democrats with us.

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#45

Map Of Roman Air Bases In 2nd Century Ad

Map Of Roman Air Bases In 2nd Century Ad

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
3 years ago

Also map of electricity use of Europe circa 16th century.

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#46

What Happens When You Replace Every Official Or Co-Official French Speaking Country With A Picture Of Kim Kardashian Crying

What Happens When You Replace Every Official Or Co-Official French Speaking Country With A Picture Of Kim Kardashian Crying

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

Why would you do that?

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#47

All The Words In Italy For Female Genitalia

All The Words In Italy For Female Genitalia

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 years ago

So Mona Lisa is "Genitalia Lisa"?

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#48

Map Of Antarctica's Bays

Map Of Antarctica's Bays

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Nervous Chaos
Community Member
3 years ago

Northern Bay?

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#49

San Marino At Its Territorial Peak

San Marino At Its Territorial Peak

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Nadja Lambacher
Community Member
3 years ago

There is a sports tournament only for the smallest countries, like the olympics for micro nations. San Marino, Liechtenstein and Andorra are in it.

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#50

Map Of France If It Was A Pizza

Map Of France If It Was A Pizza

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Totally a Dragon
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like a bad skin infection

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#51

If Gravity Is Real, Than Why Doesn't The Ocean Go To The South Hemisphere?

If Gravity Is Real, Than Why Doesn't The Ocean Go To The South Hemisphere?

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Charlotte Dupre
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it a joke or they really believe themselves

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#52

Popes/Mi²

Popes/Mi²

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Symbole Simple
Community Member
3 years ago

It says 1 pope/square mile. And my guess is there must be a green dot where the Vatican is supposed to be.

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