Fun with Maps 257&258

As I’ve said many times, I am obsessed with the Olympics. If you, too, are an Olympics super-fan, you are in the right place! Map 257 shows the various event locations of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Map 78 was the version from 2016’s Summer Games in Rio if you’re interested. There…

Fun with Maps 255&256

Map 255 features the richest people in the world. Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, the two wealthiest individuals as of today, happen to both live in Washington State. They are both in the Seattle area. In fact, they live one mile apart from each other in Medina, WA! Personally, I find this fact to be…

Fun with Maps 253&254

Map 250 shows the most popular Super Bowl party foods in each state. The map was created by Minnesota’s own General Mills ahead of this week’s Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. I’m looking forward to the game, the commercials, and the food, of course, but I am disappointed my Vikings failed so miserably two weeks…

Fun with Maps 251&252

The great American internet retail empire known as Amazon recently announced they would be looking for the home of their second headquarters (and they wanted potential host cities to fight for the privilege). Their list of demands wasn’t extensive. All applicant cities must have good mass transit options, plentiful tech labor, and “convenient access to…

Fun with Maps 249&250

I have been absolutely swamped lately with work. This past week we did inventory, for which I am responsible, so I worked 64 hours in five days in what was a four-day week for everyone else (meaning I also got eight hours of holiday pay). My company has also been renovating the building the past…

Fun with Maps 247&248

Map 247 features every country’s most popular beer. The map was created by Vinepair. They don’t share their sources but I have to assume they did exhaustive research into a subject that a lot of people care much about (and their website sells alcohol so I think they know a bit about the subject). I…

Fun with Maps 245&246

I’ve been reading my Twitter feed a lot in the past year as the political climate as devolved. Before then I would read it less frequently and mostly for entertainment news. I no longer have that luxury as Twitter and every social media platform has become obsessed with politics. It’s not always a bad thing,…