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    Here's an interesting one, from an organization called Transparency International. It purports to show how corrupt countries are. The darker the shading on the map, the more corrupt the country.

    http://g.foolcdn.com/editorial/images/9 ... _large.jpg

    The US is ok, but Canada, Australia and Scandinavia seem to be even cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman
    Here's a simpler one. It shows where a certain game is called soccer and where it's called football. You can click on the map to expand it a bit.

    https://twitter.com/marcwebber/status/4 ... 68/photo/1
    But they're wrong about the name of the game in my country (OK, the word "futbol" does exist, but the more common and proper term is "pi?ka no?na").
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    The United States of college football:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bc_MQHfCQAAi_fN.jpg
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    If you live on the coast and like to make your own insurance premium horror movie... :shock:

    Explanatory article with samples:
    http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/6 ... -tokyo.htm

    Roll your own Google map overlay:
    http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=15682
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    ^ Thanks for sharing this map. Not exactly "fun," of course -- but a very well-designed and informative map. Very simple, but capable of showing a lot. And sobering -- considering how low a household income has to be in order to be classified as living in poverty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman
    The United States of college football:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bc_MQHfCQAAi_fN.jpg
    who knew Ohio State was in Chicago?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN1965
    Ive lived in a few cities with significant "poverty". I can honestly say that in every one the people living below the poverty line were living better than me, More luxury items in the homes, cableTV, air conditioning, cell phones and they bought more high end food at the grocer, better cuts of meat, better snacks, everything. The average working guy lives far more austerely than an American in the hammock of the welfare state. Your mileage may vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4
    The average working guy lives far more austerely than an American in the hammock of the welfare state.
    If he chooses to. Having dealt with 'poverty-level' families for 20 years (aka E1-E3 in the armed forces, eligible for Food Stamps, if not eating in the on-base messes), I have seen how uncomfortable it truly is to have to live in the "hammock of the welfare state". :roll:
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    Many people on "welfare" are also working. Often full time. How many McDonald's workers are receiving food stamps, for example? Essentially, we (the tax payers) are subsidizing the low price of McDonald's meals through public assistance. Since I eat there only a few times a year, I'd rather have higher price for Big Mac so that I don't have to subsidize their workers with food stamps.
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