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Fantastic Video Highlights The Way People Say Things Across America: VIDEO


A fun new video from The Atlantic has been created to accompany a series of maps made by Joshua Katz, a student at North Carolina State University.

The maps, which highlight regions of the U.S. based on pronunciation and word choice, were originally conceived in conjunction with a 2003 Harvard study on the subject of regional dialects. The video takes the infographics one step further as interviewers call up people from various regions and have them answer questions as the maps light up. Unsurprisingly, and somewhat humorously, the Midwestern, Southern, and Northeastern regions of the country have the most varied answers.

What are your favorite regional differences? 

Watch the fun and enlightening video, AFTER THE JUMP... 

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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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1925 Hand-Drawn Map of Greenwich Village


Here's a very cool hand-drawn map of Greenwich Village from 1925. Many of the area's most famous landmarks have yet to appear. It would be 42 years before The Stonewall Inn arrived.

(via slate)

Global Acceptance of Homosexuality: MAP


A new study from Pew Research surveys the public on whether society should accept homosexuality:

The survey of publics in 39 countries finds broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, the European Union, and much of Latin America, but equally widespread rejection in predominantly Muslim nations and in Africa, as well as in parts of Asia and in Russia. Opinion about the acceptability of homosexuality is divided in Israel, Poland and Bolivia.

Attitudes about homosexuality have been fairly stable in recent years, except in South Korea, the United States and Canada, where the percentage saying homosexuality should be accepted by society has grown by at least ten percentage points since 2007.

The survey also finds that acceptance of homosexuality is particularly widespread in countries where religion is less central in people’s lives. These are also among the richest countries in the world. In contrast, in poorer countries with high levels of religiosity, few believe homosexuality should be accepted by society.

Where the U.S. Stands on Marriage Equality and Bans: MAP


A new map from HRC indicates the states with marriage equality (solid blue), civil unions (lighter blue), domestic partnerships (lighter blue striped), constitutional marriage bans (gray), laws banning marriage equality (red), neither marriage equality nor a ban (turquoise).

They also write:

As we approach a Supreme Court decision on the Perry case, we’ve put pen to paper and calculated what the various percentages of Americans living in marriage equality states would be if the Court returns marriage to California: 30 percent. If the Court were to find in favor of the “9 State Solution” (now seven states because of marriage victories in two states), it would be 41 percent. Obviously, if the Court were to find in favor of a fundamental right, it would be 100 percen.

Check out the full map with more detailed explanation below:

Marriage Map

Map Shows State of Human Rights for LGBT People in Europe: PHOTO


ILGA Europe has released an updated map showing the state of human rights for LGBT people in Europe in May 2013. Click to enlarge. The scale goes from dark green (full equality, respect of human rights) to dark red (gross violations of human rights, discrimination).


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