38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed

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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 02:58 AM
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This is what the world would look like if the water and land masses were inverted


This is a map of every country England has ever invaded


A guide to the writing system of the world


The U.S. high-speed rail system that will never be


www.buzzfeed.com...
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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:23 AM
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The first one is a very interesting wannabe except it uses that should-be-retired distorted map of the world where Greenland is the largest continent, and so makes no real-world sense.
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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:25 AM
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I don't know if its just my browser or what- but I can't see my country, Australia, on any of those maps properly.


By any chance are you American...?

LOL



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:28 AM
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That's because Australia doesn't exist.
It was a mythical land that was swallowed up by New Zealand




posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:32 AM
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WE ARE ABOUT 27 TIMES THE SIZE OF NZ LOL!!!!

Haha, we'd eat them kiwis up ^_^



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:54 AM
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Mmmm. The maps you present have faults, as already stated where the hell in Australia ???. Not to worry if its not on a map maybe people won't know how to find us,
joking of course. S&F anyway for the water/land one.



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 04:09 AM
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Thats because the pictures are too big for the thread. Drag the pictures into another tab, or right click picture and open into new tab.

BTW this is a map fail because Antarctica is not at the north pole.The whole american continent is upside down.


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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 06:04 AM
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Greenland is about 20 times the size of England and Spain combined. It's a fine piece of real estate. Nobody on earth could fight Greenland and expect to survive. They are mighty, they are the land of giants (the people, too, are stretched, and when they meet foreigners the foreigners cringe at their size and strength.)



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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Right click piccies and select Open in New Tab.

Or if you don't have that option, install a real web browser.

I wish I knew why there were so many methods to embed images in here, that either allow you to resize them, or crop them, or have scroll bars...

confusing.

I like the first one. No real world value? it shows us at a glance how different things would be if we had a lot less water surface. Optical illusion sure, but I go into my own world when my mind is excited by some things. I liked it.

Australia does so exist, or why else would neighbours still be on the telly??



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:24 AM
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hey

right click on image and select view image.

then hit back after looking at image.

Transit system maps are usually interesting.



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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Thanks for the interesting link! It's a good outlet for information.





posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 07:23 PM
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Honestly the High-speed train map really doesnt look that high-speed if you look at the speed scale at the bottom, If im looking at it correctly it really only about twice the speed of an average car speed at 65mph, so that would make the train around 130mph- 150 mph judgeing from where I live to Dallas it takes 6 hours, and on this scale its 3 hours using a ruler. The trains in Europe and Asia go faster already. I agree it will never happen, too costly . These days your lucky to see a new highway built and finished in your lifetime



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:26 PM
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I remember when I told someone in Italy that I had lived in Tasmania for a while, they were stunned, she said "Tasmania, is that a real place???" I said yes and she said "I thought it was just a made up place that people used as a joke"... she wasnt far off.



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:45 PM
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The internet explorer map made me raise an eyebrow.

Not surprising when you really think about it I guess





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