Fun with Maps 307&308

Map 307 is of the African continent. It shows some topography as well but the main focus is the geographic locations where different types of giraffes live. Take a look!

The humble giraffe is the tallest living species on Earth (there were several dinosaurs that were taller, of course, prior to their extinction). There are nine active sub-species and seven extinct sub-species of giraffes. Although the different sub-species are not different enough to be considered separate species they do have different markings that help scientists distinguish them. Check out the image below for examples of those markings.

I don’t have much to say about the map itself other than it’s interesting (to me at least) that giraffes are not all that common throughout the African continent. Sure, Africa is huge, but movies and television would have you believe giraffes are all over the place! Giraffes are in danger of going extinct in the wild so hopefully that’s not what is to blame for the relatively small portion of Africa where giraffes live. I tried to find a map of where the seven now extinct sub-species may have lived once based on fossils discovered but no such luck. Please send it to me if you come across one. Now here’s some pictures of giraffes since you’ve been so patient. Enjoy!


Map 308 answers in the affirmative. It shows how each area of Europe says ‘Yes’! The English and Irish say ‘Yes’ while the Norwegians, Swedes, Germans, Dutch, Danes, and Swiss say ‘Ja’. The French say ‘Oui’ and their language bleeds beyond their borders a bit as well. ‘Sí’ is the way they say ‘Yes’ in Spain and Italy while much of the rest of Europe says ‘Da’ or ‘Tak’. The Greeks say ‘Naί’ and they’re the only ones, which may be one of the many reasons for the saying, ‘That’s Greek to me!’.

Beyond the common ways to say ‘Yes’ in Europe there are a dozen other ways to say it including ‘Sim’, ‘Igen’, ‘Po’, ‘Tha’, ‘Ta’, ‘Jah’, and ‘ie’.

Well, how do you say ‘Yes’? Let me know in the comments below!

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Map 307

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