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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world Part two: 40 more maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog (see our full maps coverage here), with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one.
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Edible Geography

Edible Geography

IMAGE: A block of Thompson Lake Ice, hauled onto the surface with tongs. All photographs by Nicola Twilley. In 1805, a twenty-three year-old Bostonian called Frederic Tudor launched a new industry: the international frozen-water trade.
Chicken and Coop Rentals: Thought of Raising Backyard Chickens? Every Spring, thousands of chickens are sold at local farm supply stores. Often these chickens die before they are ready to start laying eggs (16-30 weeks).

Rent the Chicken

Rent the Chicken
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Everyday Edisons | Emmy & Telly Award Winning PBS Invention Show | Ordinary People Extraordinary Ideas Everyday Edisons | Emmy & Telly Award Winning PBS Invention Show | Ordinary People Extraordinary Ideas What Is Everyday Edisons? Everybody has a great idea that could change the way we work, the way we live or the way we play. Sometimes these ideas never make it past a sketch on a napkin.
Liga Contra el Cáncer "15,000" Liga Contra el Cáncer "15,000" The Peruvian League of fight against cancer, ask us to create a campaign for the no-smoker day in which they had to emphasis the damage that a person who smokes causes on his family, friends and all the people around him. Using 15,000 cigarettes butts, glued together one by one in an outdoor panel, level to the sidewalk, they dramatized the treat that cigarettes represent for a non-smoking person, in this case, a little girl. A month and half before the campaign, with the help of many volunteers, they were able to gather 15,000 cigarettes butts. An artist was in charge of pasting them together and to maintain the essence of the original idea, he painted the little girl in oil painting. Agency: Ogilvy, Perú.
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Amusing, but kind of weird quotes... A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary. -- Richard Harkness, The New York Times, 1960

Amusing, but kind of weird quotes...

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Things We Forget

Things We Forget
1 Robert Sammelin Artwork – Robert Sammelin ... continue reading It's been dubbed the "world’s most comfortable" underwear, and priced at nearly half of its competitors ($16). After years of research and development and a "24 hour" stress test, MeUndies has created the perfect, contour fitting boxer brief that keeps its shape all day and never rides up. The first 500 Cool Material readers get 30% off orders larger than $75 when using code CM75.

Cool Material - Stuff Guys Want

Cool Material - Stuff Guys Want
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Book Chapters Sam Harris has contributed chapters to the following books: Daniel Kahneman on the power (and pitfalls) of human intuition and "unconscious" thinking • Daniel Gilbert on desire, prediction, and why getting what we want doesn't always make us happy • Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the limitations of statistics in guiding decision-making • Vilayanur Ramachandran on the scientific underpinnings of human nature • Simon Baron-Cohen on the startling effects of testosterone on the brain • Daniel C. Dennett on decoding the architecture of the "normal" human mind • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on mental disorders and the crucial developmental phase of adolescence • Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, and Roy Baumeister on the science of morality, ethics, and the emerging synthesis of evolutionary and biological thinking • Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit? Book Chapters
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Sometimes we call them "naked lady cards," sometimes "vintage erotica," sometimes "naughty french postcards." You could find other "erotic" decks, but the images in this deck are sensual, sweet, and lovely. Each image is carefully chosen for how it captures an instant in time, giving us a glimpse of a woman from the distant past. The images are feminine, sensual, and sometimes just a little bit silly. And not only the women are beautiful, the cards bring you into another world of beautiful lingerie, costumes, Edwardian and 1920s furniture, jewelry, and decor. Vintage Nudes Playing Cards. 54 Unique by vintageeroticatarot
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Ishmael Meet IshmaelComments and Reviews of IshmaelThe Ishmael Companion -- Ishmael in the classroomThe Annals of Ishmael -- History and Memorabilia of Ishmael Ishmael excerpts Meet Ishmael
BIM - Mission The mission of the (B)IM Project is to make theatre accessible in Lebanon by performing for free, in site -specific locations across Lebanon. The (B)IM Project uses free productions and collaborations with artists from around the globe to cross divisions between local groups within Lebanon and boundaries between Lebanon and the international community. We devise and adapt stories rooted in the culture, history and literature of Lebanon. All productions are in colloquial Arabic. (B)IM is an acronym for "Books in Motion," the name of the first project, where we adapted Lebanese books into plays. We inserted parentheses around the B to indicate flexibility and to indicate that adapting books is not our only activity.
IndyAct Learn in this section about what IndyAct is all about, how it started, its structure, how it functions and more. Our History It all started during the July 2006 war on Lebanon, when a group of veteran and skilled activists from different countries came together to work on the worst oil spill in the history of the Eastern Mediterranean. Read about how this group became IndyAct. League Ideology IndyAct believes that great changes in this World are transpired by a small number of individuals. This section explains the basis of IndyAct existence.
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