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January 31, 2011

Surname Map of the U.S.

What's in a Surname?

America is a nation of Smiths, Johnsons, and Sullivans--but also of Garcias and Nguyens. Zoom in on the map to see what surnames proliferate in your part of the country.


January 27, 2011

The United States of Shame

What is your state worst at?

January 26, 2011

Nazis Up the Mississippi?

Nazis Up the Mississippi, And Other Axis Invasion Scenarios

"In its March 2, 1942 issue, Life magazine distilled that national anxiety into six maps, each portraying a different scenario for Axis invasion."

January 20, 2011

Immappancy; Or, Africa Is A Continent

"A survey with random American schoolkids let them guess the population and land area of their country. Not entirely unexpected, but still rather unsettling, the majority chose "1-2 billion" and "largest in the world.""

The True Size of Africa