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coolest-maps-2014 As seen on Reddit’s MapPorn forum. How much snow it typically takes to cancel school in the US (and the southern parts of Canada) Photo: ispol Reddit user Alexandr Trubetskoy (aka atrubetskoy) used various points of data to create this map, which has been featured on The Atlantic,The Washington Post, NPR and Huffington Post. Where countries import from the most Photo: imgur Point Nemo, a spot in the ocean that’s as far from land as you can get — surrounded by nearly 9 million square miles of water Photo: Wikimedia Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Point Nemo is 1,670 miles away from the closet piece of land: Ducie Island of the Pitcairn Islands. The most popular beers in the world by country Photo: imgur Where people don’t live in the US: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population Photo: mapsbynik/tumblr A summary of the data direct from the source: “A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Where people don’t live in Canada Photo: imgur Data from the 2011 Census. Photo: Slate

6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened America's Freak Luck During the Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway may be remembered as one of the most spectacular naval battles in history and one of the huge turning points in the Pacific theater, but it started out as a pure clusterfuck for the Americans. Despite going into battle with most of Japan's game plan in their pocket thanks to American codebreakers/Bothan spies, the U.S. Where it Gets Weird: There was one squadron of American dive bombers lead by Lieutenant Commander C. His squadron started dropping like flies until, in an act of sheer luck that would make even J.K. Where it Gets Even Weirder: While finding the ships at all was luck, by some kind of ridiculous freak luck McClusky's squadron arrived at the precise moment when all three Japanese carriers were reloading and rearming their aircraft. It'd be like this happening four times, and all in one battle. ...when he wasn't busy being a pimp. Commence mindfucking. Or, you know, two. Also on July Fourth.

12 Transparent Truths Of Life That We Just Can't Accept We as humans are too blinded by what we want to see, and thence we are unable to see the reality. How often do we realize that we are offended by someone we love or that our peers aren’t as close to us as we thought? Life is not all sunshine and rainbows peeps. Life is Thursday 10 P.M., life is a penniless wallet, life is your friends when you’re down and your enemies when you grow. Here’re some harsh, open and too obvious to accept truths of life, that we hardly acknowledge. 1. 2. 3. 4. You won’t. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. You can have all the confidence in this world and the individuals you meet, yet never put your faith at the wrong place. Inspired from this Quora thread. Cover Image Source

12 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Facebook Facebook is not just limited to uploading photos, putting up status and stalking people. It has a lot more to offer. It not only helps us to connect with our long lost friends and relatives, but also teaches us life-hacks to have a balanced life. Are you wondering how? 1. People only show you what they want you to see 2. People notice your every move closely. 3. Sometimes even if you want to express what you feel, you can’t. 4. Nobody likes to be pitied. 5. You have to be ready for it. 6. Ways of missing and stalking someone has changed, but it is still very much a part of everyone’s life. 7. The more public you make the more opinions people will have about you. 8. In the end, it is all about moving ahead with life. 9. It is important to draw your lines, you should know how personal you can get. 10. People might judge you for putting up dozens of photos right now, but when you grow old these photos will make you laugh the most. 11. 12.

RJ Naved Plays The Meanest ‘Prank’ Ever & Makes A Man Cry. Yet He Deserves A Standing Ovation RJ Naved Plays The Meanest ‘Prank’ Ever & Makes A Man Cry. Yet He Deserves A Standing Ovation The exponential increase in crimes against women is a dark reality. Recent incidents make us wonder how to make a difference to the prevalent misogyny. And mostly, our thoughts are limited to wishing to make a difference. Though we all come up with points about education and liberation, we don't really know how to implement them. RJ Naved, however, has taken it upon himself to make a difference. We have to understand he can't call everyone up personally.

10 Scientific Reasons Behind Why You Should Visit Hindu Temple - India is known for it’s rich Hindu culture and tradition. There are hundred’s of mesmerizing Hindu temples across the country in different design, shape, locations; but not all temples are built as described in Vedic literature. Paying visit to the temples are not only to get blessing but to get a calm and better mind set. The following 10 scientific reasons are the actual purpose of visiting the temple according to the Hindu script. 1. Temples are found deliberately at a place where the positive energy is available abundantly from the the magnetic and electric wave conveyances of north/south post push. 2. Source Temples are the place that contains pure vibrations of magnetic and electric fields with positive energy. Another known reason is shoes and chappals are used everywhere hence they tend to get all the impurities like dirt, germs etc which spoil the pure environment of the temple and is the source of negative energy. 3. Source 4. 5. Source 6. 7. 8. 9. Source 10. Source

listverse Weird Stuff Most of us are familiar with reports of the paranormal around us – whether we ourselves are believers or sceptics. Entities such as ghosts, and mysterious animals like Big Foot and Nessie, have always haunted our collective consciousness. Amongst all the weirdness that purportedly exists in our midst, there are occurrences, which though they may not all be considered new, have earned increasing attention in modern times. Ever since the discovery that a hobbit like race actually once existed on the earth, science has been re-examining the possibility that other reported little people may not be entirely mythical. Raptors are birds of prey that hunt for food or feed on carrion. An enigmatic German derived word, a Doppelganger is basically a person’s exact double. Time slips and Lost Time are unnerving experiences. The Chupacabra has been variously described as a dog-like creature with long canine teeth. Men with the heads of dogs have been reported since ancient times.

HIMYM facts 15 Scientific Reasons Behind Popular Hindu Traditions November 10, 2014 We're so used to following traditions. But have we ever stopped to wonder why they exist in the first place? Take a look at these Hindu traditions and the reasons behind them! 1. Henna Mehndi is a very powerful medicinal herb, and its application on hands and feet can prevent stress during weddings. 2. There is a scientific reason behind the ‘Namaskar’ in Hindu culture. 3. Indian women normally wear toe rings on the second toe. 4. The spot between the eyebrows on a forehead is considered a major nerve point in the human body. 5. 6. 7. Here's what the world looks like when you map countries by population I don’t want to alarm you, but your metadata is showing, and can lead people straight to your credit card details. Scientists have found that 90 percent of the time, they need just four pieces of outside information on you - for example, what store you shopped at on a given day, what you bought, how much an item cost - to match an anonymised credit card record to your identity. The team, led by computer scientist Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, analysed three months of credit card records belonging to 1.1 million people. The team then gathered information from 10,000 shops, and information readily available about individuals online, such as their tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook updates. Using this kind of information, the team wanted to figure out how many individual pieces of information about what a person has done on a particular day were needed to match them and their credit card details. So, what's the solution?

16 Of The Most Perfect Things That Have Ever Happened There’s nothing better than life’s simple pleasures. I’m not talking about a nice cool glass of lemonade or anything like that, I’m talking about when things align so perfectly that everything in the world is harmonious for at least one second. Like when a candy bar fits perfectly in a slot in your car’s console. These are the 16 most oddly satisfying things that have ever happened. 1. via imgur 2. via imgur 3. via imgur 4. via imgur 5. via imgur Badass dog 26 Pictures That Perfectly Sum Up Life