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
2 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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Jo Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

At least you can say that if you head North, you'll eventuall reach the coast.

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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Jo Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Bosnia-herzergovina actually has some coastline - look closely at the point just up the coast from Dubrovnik!

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#9

Potential EU Leaving Names

Potential EU Leaving Names

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 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
2 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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Jo Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

hahaha freaks

Jeff
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes we are!

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Darryl Kerrigan
Community Member
2 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.

Copir
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

...and there is not a single reason for doing so ("That's how I learned it" does not count).

OwO
Community Member
2 years ago

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It’s because the standard way of SAYING it is that way. You don’t say 5th of March, 2018, but rather March 5th, 2018

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Meghan Turnis
Community Member
2 years ago

Church/McDonald's/Starbucks on every corner. Can't do the metric system for ANY reason. And if you try to day-month us, we'll implode. 'Murica.

Lewis Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

US military used the day month year standard.

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 years ago

That is where I learned mine. 40 years later and I still use DDMMYY.

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

We're young and we crave attention. Give us another 500 years, we'll come around.

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

That one actually drove me nuts when I had an American client at a job once! Not as much as having to send Americans text documents though. That happened at another job previously. They don't use A4 and I had to convert everything into their weird "letter" format.

r3dd3v1lL
Community Member
2 years ago

Another thing that gets on my nerves is separating big numbers with commas- for example they write a million 1,000,000 instead of 1 000 000. Some countries use the comma as a decimal symbol and it's super confusing when americans do that.

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Nick P
Community Member
2 years ago

no km but Miles, No liters but gallons, no feet but meters, no Celsius but Fahrenheit, etc etc

Tony Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

As an American I simply do not understand our use of MMDDYYYY, nor our fixation on not using the MKS system.

Rosemary Turpin
Community Member
2 years ago

You mean, about half-and-half? That WOULD be confusing!

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

We just gotta be rebels.

Miles Robin
Community Member
1 year ago

HOW DARE YOU WE WILL RAID YOU OF ALL YOUR OIL FBI SCKREEEEEEEEE

JannyBoBanny
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm in Canada and I use mmddyyyy...

Marina
Community Member
2 years ago

But are you Canadian?

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The Zachary Show Productions
Community Member
5 months ago

pbbbt you silly americans

Sue H-s
Community Member
1 year ago

So why does the UK get it foisted upon us? It just doesn’t make sense to do it that way. Think of the teachers and the blackboard, and all that wasted chalk, instead of just rubbing out the first two digits most days!

Bernadett Berczeli
Community Member
1 year ago

Hungarians use yyyy/mm/dd. Just for the record.

VietnameseGirl98
Community Member
1 year ago

Japan is yyyymmdd lol.

VietnameseGirl98
Community Member
1 year ago

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Debbie Dean
Community Member
1 year ago

when actual citizens get to decide which system they use. We can use yours, can you use ours?

Eduardo Bautista
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sorry to say that the Philippines also uses the mmddyyyy format. Though personally I always use the ddmmmyyyy format.

LA Jos
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I actually had to look at this for a second before I figured out what the "mmddyyyy" was, and I live in America.

Cat Lover
Community Member
2 years ago

The what?

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

Population 350 million.

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

true

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 years ago

I filled out a hospital form today that had that format. MMDDYYYY and I usually write it DDMMYY

Somogyi István (Stevee)
Community Member
2 years ago

Wrong :D Hungary use yyyy/mm/dd

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
2 years ago

Ya know, the world is quite big enough for differences and if we are happy with it who are you to complain about it?

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, we gotta be different in some things. We can't just go on following England all over the place ya know.

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
2 years ago

Except the military. We use ddmmyyy

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
2 years ago

Once they master the metric system they will see the light.... I guess...

Evija Vlad
Community Member
2 years ago

South African Home Affairs also uses this format

rai mei
Community Member
2 years ago

it's also MMDDYYYY in the Philippines

Max Allen
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s because the yanks were there, and you had to do it their way.

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rhyan lumilay
Community Member
2 years ago

we still use that date format in majority but in formal or in corporate we use ddmmyyyy format.

Gilson Paranada
Community Member
2 years ago

As a former colony, the Philippines use this system too

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

I like to use day/month/year and I'm American.

Mike Chin
Community Member
2 years ago

But how do people speak it? do they say October 25th, or 25th of october?

Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
2 years ago

Most often October 25th, 2018. And it's very confusing reading dd/mm/yyyy, especially if dd and mm are less than 12.

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Suzana Stantic
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2 years ago

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Ashlyn Krell
Community Member
2 years ago

In Canada as well sometimes.

Kk Hulce
Community Member
2 years ago

Because we're rebels.

Fatér Dezső
Community Member
2 years ago

Except for Hungary and Japan, where it’s yyyy>mm>dd

Max Allen
Community Member
2 years ago

China does that too.

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ames101
Community Member
2 years ago

We love being special 😜

Victor Buena
Community Member
2 years ago

Also the Philippines

Misterscooter
Community Member
2 years ago

People keep telling me to be unique.

Pancho Zapata
Community Member
1 year ago

because it's easier to know the month than the day

Robert Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

Yup, our national holiday is July of 4th.

Trisha Saini
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

wait the mmddyyyy format isnt normal??? my mind is BLOWN!!!!

Copir
Community Member
2 years ago

What is mmddyyy

moist.
Community Member
2 years ago

i prefer it heavily

Douglas Peterson
Community Member
2 years ago

Always trying to be "different!"

Missy Finley
Community Member
2 years ago

'Murica!

Christian Paul Damian
Community Member
2 years ago

not true....its a joke though so... ha ha's

Jill
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually, Japan uses the same date format as the US...

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
2 years ago

But more and more celebrate 4/20 by smoking marijuana and 3/14 by creating π memes.

cwa92464
Community Member
2 years ago

That is also the map of the countries that prevented Europe from speaking German

Larry XK
Community Member
2 years ago

Why should we always follow the sheep?

Joe Gray
Community Member
2 years ago

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*map of countries that invented the airplane, and ended WWII

Stannous Flouride
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2 years ago

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And yet, around the world more and more people celebrate 4/20* by smoking pot and create tributes to π on 3/14**. *Hitler's birthday ** Einstein's birthday & Hawking's deathday

Yukobuz
Community Member
2 years ago

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This way actually does make more sense

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Going from the smallest to the largest unit or even going from the largest to the smallest makes sense. Going from the middle unit to the smallest unit and then the largest unit isn't.

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Dan H
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2 years ago (edited)

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America does not care and is doing fine w/o using a different way

Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess you're not traveling a lot outside your country, don't you?

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
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2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

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

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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