It’s a holiday weekend (at least in the U.S.) and plenty of free time on your hands to check out maps.
What? You don’t do that on long weekends with plenty of extra time on your hands. Well, okay. Whatever. Take some time off and check out these cool maps we found. One is very cool. They other is just plain dorky, goofy.
National Geographic just updated its 50 Years of Space Exploration map (now 54 years) and renamed it, Cosmic Journey. It’s very cool and actually too big to fully display here. So, if you will click on the map we’ll take you to a full, interactive and expandable version. NatGeo also maintains a site which breaks down the map into pieces with explanations and all kinds of really cool stuff.
What each state Googles.
We’re not kidding. The folks at the Estately blog, which is a real estate site, put together a list and accompanying map displaying what they claim are the top Google searches by state.
Here is a sampling of what they found, with analysis:
ALASKA: Adult Friend Finder / AR-15 / Bestiality / Bird Watching / Couch Surfing / Mail Order Bride / Pull Tabs / Sarah Palin. Analysis: It’s awful lonely up north.
KENTUCKY: Black Friday / Bowling / Creed (band) / Demonic Possession / Lyrics to Happy Birthday / New Year’s Resolution / Obama Is the Antichrist (tied with Alabama) / Whores. Analysis: In Kentucky, a common New Year’s resolution is to refrain from staring at prostitutes speaking in tongues when out bowling.
MISSISSIPPI: Candy Crush / Codeine / Dog Fighting / Lose Weight / Making Crack / Tupac Is Alive / Twerking / What is Instagram? Analysis: What happens in Mississippi stays in Mississippi, and it’s definitely for the best that Mississippi doesn’t know how to post photos of it on Instagram.
Well, you get the idea. Thanks, Estately Blog, for sharing!!