I'll meet you at the corner of Saruman and Aragorn
Everything you always wanted to know about the Dutch, but were afraid to ask because they spit while they speak
For Renzo Picasso, could it be that sharing a last name with last century's most famous painter pushed this visionary architect deeper into obscurity?
Most maps are directional tools, but some are their own destination, like this fun narrative-driven map from the New Yorker.
Mass migration is nothing new; the ancestors of modern Europeans themselves came from the Middle East.
The arrogance and ignorance of American presidential candidate Donald Trump come alive in these three maps, which continue cartography's wonderful history of satirical takedowns.
Take all the Christians out of the United States and these are the biggest religions for each state: a Buddhist West, a Muslim crescent across the South and Midwest, and a Jewish Northeast.
An early 'viral' phenomenon, the Jedi faith is fading fast
Did the U.S. base its foreign policy on the Old Testament? An incredible telephone conversation between George W. Bush and French President Jaques Chirac may hold the answer.
Without context, this is an alien world. How liberating!
Do these facial composites merely represent national averages, or are they national "ideals"?
Best mash-up ever: Pac-Man invades Google Maps.
Joy Division's iconic "soundscape" was designed by a Cornell University astronomer.
In 1931, Norway annexed part of Greenland. It could have been the start of a very Cold War indeed.
The cartoonist who escaped death in Copenhagen last week produced another controversial work of art: his very own micronation.
It's 1962 in an America that has lost World War II. Nazi Germany rules the eastern half of the country, while Japan dominates a puppet state on the West Coast...
It would have taken geology millions of years to move and mould land masses to the degree suggested here. It took cartography less than a hundred years, from the mid-17th to the mid-18th century.
These international borders follow mathematically impartial pathways, laid out by so-called Voronoi diagrams named after the Ukrainian mathematician Georgy Voronoy.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Especially if that truth is caused by fiction. Consider the strange case of Agloe, a place name that started appearing on maps of New York State in the 1930s.
The first set of maps labels each and every one of the states as best and worst at something. All of those distinctions, both the favourable and the unfavourable kind, are backed up by some sort of evidence.