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These Awesome Maps Will Teach You Something New About the World Today

Picture of Luke Abrahams
Social Content Editor
Updated: 27 March 2017
Our world is pretty amazing. With all sorts of people and places waiting to be discovered, a simple map can be a great way to show us how we’re all connected. From which countries consume the most booze to those that have the most sex per week, and which country wields the most powerful passport, these glorious, beautiful and NSFW (some, not all) maps will teach you something you may not have known about the rather brilliant world we inhabit.

If you’re chillin’ on a beach in the Americas, this is what’s across the ocean from you…

Via Reddit
Via Reddit

This trippy map that shows you what North America would look like if it was overlaid on Mars or Jupiter…

Via Reddit
Via Reddit

This simple, but useful map that shows the percentage of people having sex weekly (go Japan!)…

Via Reddit
Via Reddit

And speaking of sex, this one shows the average age of first sexual intercourse by country…

Via Chartsbin.com/Imgur
Via Chartsbin.com/Imgur | © Chartsbin.com / Imgur

This one that shows you where 2% of Australia’s population lives…

Via Imgur
Via Imgur

The map that shows you the world in median ages…

© Simran Khosla/Global Post

The map that shows you just how powerful your passport is…

Via Imgur
Via Imgur

The beautiful one that shows us our globe’s different writing systems…

Via Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa)/Wikimedia Commons
Via Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa)/Wikimedia Commons | © Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) / Wikimedia Commons

This map that shows you which countries don’t use the metric system…

Via Reddit
Via Reddit

The one that shows Point Nemo — the farthest place on our planet away from land. If you’re wondering where it is on Earth, it lies in the South Pacific Ocean (48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W).

Via Timwi on Wikimedia Commons
Via Timwi on Wikimedia Commons | © Timwi / Wikimedia Commons

The map that shows you countries that look like other countries…

Via Reddit
Via Reddit

The one that shows you all the military camouflages of the world…

Via Reddit
Via Reddit

This rather large map that shows you all the fibre optic cables under our oceans…

Via Imgur
Via Imgur

These stunning relief maps that exaggerate the Earth’s mountain ranges…

© Anton Balazh / Reddit
Via Anton Balazh/Reddit
Via Anton Balazh/Reddit | © Anton Balazh / Reddit

The one that shows you how much alcohol each country consumes around the globe…

Via Reddit
Via Reddit

This map which shows you all the exports that make the most money for your country…

Via Khosla/Global Post
Via Khosla/Global Post | © Khosla / Global Post

Love maps? This one shows you every country’s favourite book!