Everything you need to know about the world in 10 maps

2014-05-21 16:51

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Cape Town - How much do you really know about the world we live in? Do you know what the sea floor looks like? Did you know that 71% of this world is underwater, and we, as humans, are a tiny speck in this vast, unknown universe?

Thanks to the Matador network, we now know a little more about our world. For example...

1.    The places with the most geotagged tweets

This map, recording every geotagged tweet since 2009 shows where people really love social media.

(Matador Network)

2.    London fiction map

A map of London, illustrating where all the good fiction stories took place. See if you can spot 007 and Harry Potter

(Matador Network)

3.    The world at night

How beautiful does this look?

(Matador Network)

4.    World flight patterns

Here you can kind of see where the popular destinations are. Europe seems to be really popular. What’s happening there?

(Matador Network)

5.    What the sea floor looks like

You might think that we’re really significant, but considering that the sea floor takes up 71% of the Earth, shows that there is so much more happening in this world. Can you just imagine the kind of creatures that exist underwater that we haven’t even discovered yet?

(Matador Network)

6.    World tweets

This puts things into perspective...

(Matador Network)

7.    French kiss map

If kissing is kind of your thing, this map proves to be quite useful hey?

(Matador Network)

8.    World population and wealth distribution

If you need a reminder of just how unequally wealth is distributed in the world, this is the map.

(Matador Network)

9. What each African country's top export is

And then looking at this map of what each African city is most famous for exporting makes it even worse.


10. Where people feel the most loved

Nothing beats that feeling of meeting a stranger that is really nice with no hidden agenda, you know? Shout out to Hungary, Paraguay, Rwanda, Lebanon, Cyprus, and the Philippines for being filled with such love.

(Matador Network)

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