We enjoy organization with purpose!
That’s probably why we do things like fold our cowboy suits so neatly for the weekend or perfectly arrange the furniture on the ceiling in exactly the layout it was on the floor. You see, when you organize your life with patterns, it helps keep the absurdity out of absurd things. When you start blasting Iron Maiden through your kubxlab stereo speakers, you are organizing your office in a sense, helping remove the absurdity from the absurd nature of work.
And then, of course, there are those who take this organization thing to a whole new level. Some folks out there went and organized the entire world by maps, but probably not of the sort you’re imagining.
Sometimes, odd arrangements of information pull facts to light that you’d never consider otherwise. These maps, taken from a Twisted Sifter blog, do exactly that. At times, the results are shocking; at times they make perfect sense. Always, they are interesting. Check it out!
While Russia, Northern Europe, and Asia are the heavy-hitters here, America’s no slouch in the race!
Alcohol Popularity by Type
Here we see Russia and other parts of Asia pulling the heavy weight for the hard liquor, and America, not surprisingly, is fonder of beer. We wonder if Russia listens to our shot-glass shaped portable speakers while taking shot-glass shaped shots.
The Documented Courses of Rubber Duckies That Fell from a Cargo Ship in the Pacific
We like the rubber ducks that went north all the way around North America to end up on the East Coast.
Highest Paid Public Employees by State
America loves sports!
The World’s Population Concentrated
The smaller the region, the denser the city. Paris unseats New York in this one. It’s difficult to imagine what Paris must be like, in that case, because New York is scarcely navigable for its sea of faces. Compared to these two, Houston is practically a ghost town.
We suggest you read the entire map article to see even more interesting maps. It’s a little food for thought and nothing more, but it is fascinating in its own way. We’d like to see some interesting stats of our own, but alas, our scientists are busy in the lab, innovating Apple accessories.
We wonder, for instance, how many thin iPhone cases it would take to reach the top of the empire state building, how far away a dog can hear our amplifier for iPhone 5, and the like. For now, we’re content, though. The world makes a little more sense or is it less sense? We’re not sure, but the maps are certainly saying something.