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March 11, 2008

Strange maps

Ludacris ho map

It's not pictures that are worth a thousand words, it's maps. Maps are visual reality, a concise (and occasionally beautiful) distillation of a complex world.

But that's not to say that maps have to be straight-forward and dull. The Strange Maps blog is a celebration of the cartography that slips through the cracks. Like the map shown above, showing the Area Code of every woman rapper Ludacris claims to have conquered in his 2001 song "Area Codes". Or a map of South Carolina showing where people prefer catsup and where they prefer mustard. Or the map of the US showing where the most UFO sightings occur. There's something for everyone.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at March 11, 2008 10:42 PM