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December 10, 2008, 9:06 PM

This blog reached its 10 millionth hit last Tuesday. That is amazing. I’m speechless. Well, almost:

Thanks to all visitors, casual and regular, for helping Strange Maps reach that incredible number! I am honoured by the continuing interest in the blog. Should you wish to express your appreciation for this blog, please consider Supporting Strange Maps via the link in the right hand column.

Your comments and map suggestions are as appreciated as ever, but due to increasing volume I haven’t been able to reply to all incoming mail — for which I beg your understanding. A quick word about the Atlas of Strange Maps: the manuscript is at the publisher’s, and production is proceeding as planned. The book should be available in the second half of the New Year.

I will be posting a celebratory batch of maps in a few minutes’ time, one for each million. And after that, I think I might see about that can of beer left in the fridge. Then I’ll be off to bed. Here’s to you all, cheers and goodnight!


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