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posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 08:54 AM
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I don't have enough posts, so can't start a thread. I have been a lurker for the last 5 or 6 years and I saw this on my friends FB account and just wanted to share it. Perhaps someone can start a thread on it...

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

twistedsifter.com...

My favourite at the moment is number 12...




posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 09:02 AM
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Pretty cool, thanks for posting.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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Hello and welcome.

Thank you for the maps


I also like number 12, pretty mind blowing when you actually think about it. I also love number 10, because its interesting seeing the usage go red in the early hours of the morning.

My favourite has to be number 38, anyone got a boat?


King
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posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 09:53 AM
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Haha nice wee time waster there, and the following "50 things to look at after you have just spent half an hour looking at 40 things!" was neat too.

Nutella, can that stuff not have a use?

Ahh, how is it that often someone barges on in here, dropping crumbs everywhere to get their 20 posts to leave a thread that inevitably gets 404d and they run off screaming at the atrocity of it all, yet here we have a member from about .. i looked but cant remember.. was it .. never mind a few years.. probably more than 5, but I digress.. and who has to say "Howsit!" when they really want to say "Haha check it out man!"

indeed, strange times..



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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Cool Stuff, MonkeyJug. You're halfway to posting a thread status...let us help you knock those last few posts out.

Welcome....


Des



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 10:41 AM
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Those are some very informative maps.

The population ones were my favorite.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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MonkeyJug are you really having problems getting 10 more posts?

I can find no reason to not get your posts and write your own post with your interesting subject.

If you answered each person in this thread you would have done what is requested of each new member.

I would enjoy hearing what you have to say.

Come on and get it in gear and and let's see what you are made of.

Welcome to ATS.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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cheers guys - thanks for the welcome!

hopefully a mod can change the title to '40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World' as i am past the editing window.

i'll try and contribute to the site, as i think i've used up all my lurking quota!

I'm even going to upgrade my profile!



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 03:44 PM
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Nice maps. 6 though...shocking!

Love your signature. Great film, and even better short story



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 09:15 PM
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It really does say a lot in each of those maps, more people should look at this thread.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 09:21 PM
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You are doing a great job. So glad you de-lurked. Just reply to each and every post in this thread, you'll have 20 posts real fast. Then we can get a MOD to move this thread to the proper forum, and you are set to go....


Des



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 11:35 PM
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I don't really understand how the data in 14 is not applicable to the United States.



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
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Nice maps. 6 though...shocking!

Love your signature. Great film, and even better short story




it's interesting you mention number 6.

my girlfriend and i have just returned from a 6-week vacation, touring california, arizona, nevada and utah. the only reason we could go was because we shared the maternity leave (we both do the same job). our (second) child was born in november last year, and she was off work, 'on full pay' from mid-october until mid-april.

she then went down to 8 weeks half-pay (plus statutory pay of about £150 per week).

then, in mid-june. she stopped being paid altogether. i then took over the paternity leave (only clause is that the leave is continuous) and had two months off work which allowed us to travel around the united states!

we both couldn't believe it when we were told over there that they don't get ANY paid leave!

ps. it's a great movie! my all-time favourite!
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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 10:57 AM
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That was cool!

I loved the coffee drinking map


Canadians drink more than Americans, I would of never have guessed that


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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by MonkeyJug
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

twistedsifter.com...


Thank you very much for that! It's one of those few things I am sending around to others, including a couple instructors at school who may find it useful to show students in Geography. Talk about the fun side of the work for making neat things.



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 12:38 PM
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Welcome to ATS!

A few more replies, and you'll be able to start your own threads!



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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WOW! USA, one of the very few countries that doesn't give paid maternity leave. :O
The other countries that don't I could see why but the US? Come on!

Why am I not surprised?!

Number 17. is disturbing...

The highest paid public employee is a friggin football coach? Am I understanding this map correctly? No wonder our education system sucks. We value football coaches more than actual educators.



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by MonkeyJug
we both couldn't believe it when we were told over there that they don't get ANY paid leave!


It is diabolical! But then, the last time I checked, they don't even get statutory prenatal health care either...no automatic referral to a midwife, and no postnatal health visitors.

We are very fortunate in the UK though, and it is one thing that I am thankful to Blair's Labour government for implementing. I was planning on getting pregnant, but hung on a little longer so that I would get the full benefit of six months paid leave, it is even better now, which is great. And now, that I am a single working mother, I have to say, the tax credit system is absolutely awesome. It is setting the right example, supporting parents in creating a better work/life balance that is essential to early years development, allowing parents to be there at the beginning and end of the school day, as well as during the holidays...as they should be.



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 04:13 PM
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Some really interesting visuals fact knocking about there, thanks for the share. Found number 8 particularly interesting (Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country), so many folks here in uk like to claim that european, and drivers from further afield, drive on the 'wrong' side of the road... hmm.

Also, had to laugh at 36



posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 12:27 AM
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Originally posted by xmaox
I don't really understand how the data in 14 is not applicable to the United States.


I think The United States in this map falls under the 7.50-9.99 range which is a tan color. The Not-applicable range is gray.

My favorite map in this post is number 36.
Luda had too many hoes.

Great post.



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