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42 Maps That Could Shake Up Your Sense of the World: VIDEO


Vlogbrothers takes a look at one of our favorite things: maps!

If you love information density this is right up your alley.


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  1. If he would speak at a slower pace, I would definitely be interested.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 24, 2013 3:07:42 PM

  2. The guy talking in the video is really annoying

    Posted by: kert | Sep 24, 2013 3:14:43 PM

  3. that was like listening to a chipmunk after it drank a bottle of 5-hour energy drink.

    Posted by: Dan Mc | Sep 24, 2013 3:21:16 PM

  4. That Africa map is dumb. It's comparing countries to a continent. Who doesn't know Africa is big?

    Posted by: marco | Sep 24, 2013 3:30:51 PM

  5. Way too caffinated; in need of a serious slap.

    Posted by: Rad | Sep 24, 2013 3:38:03 PM

  6. Annoying voice. More interesting than "amazing"

    Posted by: angus | Sep 24, 2013 3:40:18 PM

  7. Actually Marco, although I knew that Africa was rather large I didn't know all those countries could fit in inside it's land mass. Guess I'm kinda stupid.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 24, 2013 3:41:45 PM

  8. The "Putin Worshippers" was a much more relevant and intriguing story. Science channel interesting but other more thought provoking.

    Posted by: BG | Sep 24, 2013 3:59:44 PM

  9. This guy may be smart, but he has absolutely no concept of the word (or is it words) DE=CAF. Sheesh dude, take a breath.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Sep 24, 2013 4:52:47 PM

  10. It didn't strike me as too fast; merely as someone trying to fit a lot of information into a short span of available time. Yeah, talking fast. D'uh. (plus, I like maps.)

    Posted by: Zlick | Sep 24, 2013 4:57:05 PM

  11. You guys find him annoying? I know a guy just like that, and he usually corners me three or four times a year.

    Posted by: Mike in the tundra | Sep 24, 2013 5:13:59 PM

  12. Part of the fun in looking at maps is, you know, spending time to look at the details of them instead of in three second clips; major fail in direction, not everything has to be YouTube quick...

    Posted by: Xanadu | Sep 24, 2013 6:15:10 PM

  13. Marco,
    The guy in the video failed to throw in the word "combined." Or if he had displayed the full map or showed it for more than a split second, it might have been easier to catch his omission. You can see that map here:

    This was an incredibly poorly done video. I might have been "shocked" if i could get a good look at any of the maps, but they all flashed by so quickly. The guy was obnoxious. That sort of fast talking schtick did not work for this video. Maps are something that are so vastly informative that you can't just speed through showing the map and talking about each one if you want to be effective. But I guess he was so married to his schtick that he didn't care that it rendered the video itself ineffective.

    Posted by: John | Sep 24, 2013 6:16:50 PM

  14. Great video. Very informative. The Vlogbrothers (Hank & John Green) are amazing.

    John & Xanadu: Use the pause button to get more time to look at the individual maps.

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 24, 2013 7:54:31 PM

  15. Agree about how annoying he is, would have worked better as a slide show with text.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Sep 24, 2013 8:40:19 PM

  16. I strongly recommend an intense, two-month-long vipassana meditation for this guy...

    Posted by: Bastian | Sep 24, 2013 9:44:25 PM

  17. Don't most of the world's chimpanzees live in Africa?

    Posted by: Hagatha | Sep 24, 2013 10:26:53 PM

  18. I clapped after it, thought it was great, really informative and took a lot of work. Sorry if he was annoying or spoke to fast for some of you. Maybe you should do your own and put it up here for comments by the asses...oops - masses.

    Posted by: Bill | Sep 24, 2013 10:44:34 PM

  19. Since so many US citizens can't name the neighboring country to our north, I can understand why people may have issues with this video.

    Posted by: StevyD | Sep 24, 2013 11:32:08 PM

  20. The format of the vlogs in that YT channel is they can only do 4-minute videos or else get a "punishment", hence why Hank was speaking so fast. They have other YT channels that are also informative wherein Hank was speaking slowly, but he does tend to talk rather fast-paced.

    Posted by: EJ | Sep 24, 2013 11:51:02 PM

  21. Hagatha, well, IDK, are you a trashy white cr@cker racist @sshole? :-)

    Posted by: redball | Sep 25, 2013 1:34:35 AM

  22. Loved this. Too much good information in such a short period of time though.

    Posted by: Rocco | Sep 25, 2013 2:32:13 AM

  23. Hahaha! The vids are supposed to be that fast. It's sort of their shtick. I love the vlogbrothers! John (the one this guy is talking to) is nerdhot!!

    Posted by: C | Sep 25, 2013 5:02:30 AM

  24. Actually, a lot of people have no idea "that Africa is big". Hell, there are lots of people (Americans, mostly) who think that Africa is a country. Geographic illiteracy is rampant in the U.S.

    Posted by: John | Oct 3, 2013 12:02:01 PM

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