Fun with Maps 159&160

Map 159 shows the viewing areas for different NFL football games at noon today, Sunday, 10/23/16 (it obviously doesn’t show the 3pm games or games on Fox). Each color represents a different football game and shows which media markets got each one. The red is the Jaguars-Raiders game; the one with the widest audience this afternoon.…

Fun with Maps 149&150

Map 149 comes to us from Distractify (and ultimately from InterNations). InterNations does an annual survey of ex-patriots called Expat Insider. “The survey considered many factors, including quality of life, ease in finding a job, political stability, and overall friendliness of the people” in order to determine the most and least friendly countries (it isn’t clear…

Which Olympic Event is Right for You?

I’m a huge fan of the Olympics, and although this is a little late, I think it may be fun to check out which Olympic event is right for you! I would have had it out to you readers sooner but I’ve had a busy two-plus weeks of Olympic viewing and new fatherhood (more on…

Fun with Maps 133&134

Map 133 is about soccer but, surprisingly, not Olympic Soccer Football. This map was posted by the North American Soccer League on Facebook to demonstrate the league’s diversity. There are only 13 teams in the second-tier soccer league (behind top-tier Major League Soccer) but they contain players from 32 nations. You can see all the different…

Fun with Maps 95&96

I had six cubic yards of black dirt dropped off in my driveway last Thursday so I’ve been quite busy. I spent Wednesday night prepping the yard and then Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday moving the dirt into the backyard. There were a couple of areas I wanted to level out including the entire…

Fun with Maps 87&88

Fun with Maps is back with another edition, the second this weekend. Yes, I’m bored. Am I that transparent? Map 87 comes to us from Business Insider using data from the Minnesota Population Center. It shows the median income for millennials throughout the United States. What is a millennial? Essentially, a millennial is a young person. The…

Fun with Maps 79&80

Mmmmmmaps! Mappy map maps! I found Map 79 on Facebook recently. Apparently, the population inside the red zone contains 5% of the world’s total population. That area in red is Bangladesh (population 172 million) and part of India (221 million, in the indicated part anyway). That’s a whopping 393 million people in such a small area…