30+ Maps That You Should Have Been Shown At School

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I’ve always had problems with maps back at school. I could never remember what is the capital of Slovenia, or how many countries that major river crosses. Geography definitely wasn’t my strong suit. But maybe I wasn’t shown all the good maps either? After all, knowing the exact number of inhabitants in one country or another is not exactly a fun fact… [Continue reading below…]

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But what if someone would have shown me a map of the longest distance a person can travel without crossing major bodies of water? Or a map which reveals the freedom of press in the world? Or a map of the countries that reveals their attitude towards foreigners? Well, that is something that would have given me a slightly better understanding of how the world functions.

Luckily, education doesn’t have to end with school or university. This is why we present you 38 maps that are much more interesting than you’d expect them to be.

#1. Red Hair Map Of Europe

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#2. The Most Famous Brand From Each State In The US

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steve-lovelace.com

#3. Countries That Look Like Other Countries (+Bonus States)

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amambja

#4. The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)

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Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph)

#5. Political World Map as Pangea 200-300 Million Years Ago

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imgur

#6. Map of Countries Officially Not Using the Metric System

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#7. Longest Distance You Can Travel Without Crossing Major Bodies of Water

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Guy Bruneau

#8. Beer Names in Different European Languages

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imgur

#9. Percentage of People Having Sex Weekly by Country

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Charts Bin

#10. European Citizens Who Drink the Most

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imgur

#11. A World Map that Inverts Land and Sea

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imgur

#12. World Map of the Different Writing Systems

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Maximilian Dörrbecker

#13. Freedom of Press

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imgur

#14. Prevalence of Obesity

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hsph.harvard.edu

#15. Map Of Most Attractive Citizens in Europe

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imgur

#16. Breast Sizes Relating to Countries

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targetmap

#17. Countries with McDonald’s

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imgur

#18. Lightning Intensity Map

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imgur

#19. If US Cities Had Kept Their Original Names

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crasstalk

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