The Asianman
Wait, did this many thousands of people not know that Africa was big?

Wait, did this many thousands of people not know that Africa was big?

(Source: sarajevomoja)

newsweek:

"Spreadsheets was created to approach sex in a way that is both light-hearted and improvement oriented," says Danny Wax, Co-founder of the app.
"We wanted to create an app that entices users to have some fun with their partner and share in that afterglow experience, while encouraging open dialog and feedback."
Whereas some couples might have problems approaching topics like the frequency or quality of their sex lives, fun visual and logical feedback, including 30 earned “achievements” (like Seven in Heaven for a seven-minute rendezvous and Quick Spread for three-minute trysts), feels like a low-pressure way of checking in.
(via This Map Shows Which States Have the Longest (and Shortest) Sex)

newsweek:

"Spreadsheets was created to approach sex in a way that is both light-hearted and improvement oriented," says Danny Wax, Co-founder of the app.

"We wanted to create an app that entices users to have some fun with their partner and share in that afterglow experience, while encouraging open dialog and feedback."

Whereas some couples might have problems approaching topics like the frequency or quality of their sex lives, fun visual and logical feedback, including 30 earned “achievements” (like Seven in Heaven for a seven-minute rendezvous and Quick Spread for three-minute trysts), feels like a low-pressure way of checking in.

(via This Map Shows Which States Have the Longest (and Shortest) Sex)

theatlantic:

The U.S. According to Autocomplete

Why is Oklahoma so Republican? Why is Maine so white? And why is Pennsylvania so haunted?
Read more. [Image: Amazing Maps]


sounds about right

theatlantic:

The U.S. According to Autocomplete

Why is Oklahoma so Republican? Why is Maine so white? And why is Pennsylvania so haunted?

Read more. [Image: Amazing Maps]

sounds about right

ellejohara:

the Peirce Quincuncial
Can’t wait to go again

Can’t wait to go again

(Source: incrediblelightnessofbeing)

sds:

One Look At The United States-Canada Border Reveals Some Ridiculous Things

Let’s just invade Canada already. 

Or vice-versa. I don’t care

kateoplis:

Poll How Americans Feel About The States m. (Thanks Ned)

Read the captions if you suck at geography.

I’m proud of where Oregon came in

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In SchoolThese are great
hilker:

Inspired by Ben Fry’s All Streets map, which showed every road in the United States, Nelson Minar mapped every river to similar effect.
So Minar’s map isn’t especially new, but the good bit is that Minar posted a tutorial and his code on github, so that you can see how such a map is made.

Most of the actual cartography is being done in Javascript, in the Leaflet and Polymaps drawing scripts. This tutorial code does very little, mostly just drawing blue lines in varying thicknesses. In addition the Leaflet version has a simple popup when rivers are clicked. With the actual vector geometry and metadata available in Javascript a lot more could be done in the presentation; highlighting rivers, interactive filtering by Strahler number, combination with other vector data sources, etc.

US rivers in the contiguous 48 (by Nelson Minar)
Smart *and* cool.

hilker:

Inspired by Ben Fry’s All Streets map, which showed every road in the United States, Nelson Minar mapped every river to similar effect.

So Minar’s map isn’t especially new, but the good bit is that Minar posted a tutorial and his code on github, so that you can see how such a map is made.

Most of the actual cartography is being done in Javascript, in the Leaflet and Polymaps drawing scripts. This tutorial code does very little, mostly just drawing blue lines in varying thicknesses. In addition the Leaflet version has a simple popup when rivers are clicked. With the actual vector geometry and metadata available in Javascript a lot more could be done in the presentation; highlighting rivers, interactive filtering by Strahler number, combination with other vector data sources, etc.

US rivers in the contiguous 48 (by Nelson Minar)

Smart *and* cool.

bobbycaputo:

A Gorgeous Hyperlapse Video with Google Street View Photographs

Hyperlapse photography involves shooting a series of photographs over large distances and then stringing the photos together into a time-lapse video that zooms the viewer through the locations. Creating a real hyperlapse involves quite a bit of work, so the folks over at Teehan+Lax Labs decided to go virtual by turning to Google Street View to source the necessary photos.

The gorgeous hyperlapse video above was created entirely using Google Street View photos, and shows the locations visited by the Street View camera van in a way that’s very different from what you see through your browser.

That’s not all, though. In addition to creating the video above, the team actually developed a web app that can let you easily make your own!

It’s called Google Street View Hyperlapse. All you need to do is pick two points on a map using an “A” and “B” marker.

manolescent:

The Night Lights of Planet Earth

Credit: NASA/GSFC

What an age we live in

paleolimbus:

Crater Lake

Some day I’m going to ride my bike around that mother

paleolimbus:

Crater Lake

Some day I’m going to ride my bike around that mother

9gag:

Opposite world map
Why do they have to make it so complicated for us simple yanks??

Why do they have to make it so complicated for us simple yanks??

California as it might have looked from space in 1850
via vigorousnorth.com
h/t uncle RyRy