This world map shows how the rest of the world LOLs. In France, you MDR; in China, you 23333.
In New Zealand, ambitious Kiwis want to launch a lawn mowing business; in South Africa, it's cooking gas refills. Start-up dreams vary widely.
A dispute marked by flags and booze has been replaced with an official land border.
The weirdest thing about the 21 feet found near Vancouver since 2007? Foul play has been ruled out.
Best in class: Denmark and Uruguay. Worst in class: Papua New Guinea, Venezuela, and Russia.
Wyoming's roads are nine times deadlier than Ireland's. California's road safety is on par with Romania's.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
Cold War meets Star Wars in this cut-away of a 1950 “rubber bubble,” the first line of defense against nuclear sneak attack.
Diplomacy is war by other means.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
Satire and an inflated sense of self-importance collide in a series of maps that goes back more than 100 years in American history.
This representation of the Bamum kingdom is a rare example of early 20th-century indigenous African cartography.
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
Urinating in the direction of NATO’s staunchest opponent could cost you $350 or more. For world peace, aim wisely.
Where the prime meridian meets the equator, a non-existent island captures our imagination — and our non-geocoded data.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
The World Air Quality Index shows how clean your city’s air is, in real time.
Any dataset that can be quantified over time can be turned into a contest that is both exciting and (a little bit) enlightening.
The world’s great whales aren’t just vulnerable where they congregate, but everywhere they roam.
Using the Book of Mormon as a sacred but ambiguous atlas, the Latter-day Saints have been looking for the lost city of Zarahemla for decades.
Take a look at the Times Square Totem, the Trafalgar Square Pyramid, and other landmarks that were never built.
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
America’s war in Southeast Asia is fading fast from memory. These maps offer a horrific reminder.
There are good historical reasons why Germans are suspicious of surveillance.
The U.S. has the world's largest debt in absolute terms, but Japan's is the largest when measured in terms of its debt-to-GDP ratio.
One hundred years ago, a Ukrainian flag flew over Vladivostok and other parts of the “Russian” Far East.