Strange Maps

Kelly Norton

The American Cities With the Most 'Pleasant' Weather

They're all in California, according to this NOAA-informed map.

Associated Press

The Tom Waits Map of the World

Mining the musician's lyrics to find out where, exactly, "all the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes."

Jonathan Hull

A Praiseworthy Map of America's Heavenly Place Names

Urban areas show a noticeable trend toward god-revering place names.

My Geographic 'Center of Gravity' Is Pulling Me to a Nebraska Cemetery

That's the last time I use this weird mapping tool, which determines your "midpoint" based on all the places you've ever lived.

Please, Allow Yahoo! Autocomplete to Insult Your City

This wonderfully poisonous map shows what Yahoo!'s search engine thinks of places, such as "Chicago is so two years ago" and "Philadelphia is ugly."

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Oh F---! Here's Where People Around the World Are Cursing

A fun new map shows that America rules supreme when it comes to Twitter profanity.

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Hollywood's Greatest Hauntings, in One Horror-Filled Map

A spooky look at the geography of more than 200 top-rated scary movies.

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Take a Hellish Tour of America's Most Satanic Landmarks

A national obsession with the supernatural has led to sinister locales like Satan Hill, Lucifer Falls, Mount Evil, and Lake Chaos.

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A Fantastic Map of 500 Years of Meteorites Hitting Earth

Has a speeding chunk of space rock smashed through your roof? Perhaps it's shown on this intriguing map of meteorite landings.

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The Lopsided Geography of America's Bacteria-Related Deaths

Bacterial infections are killing more people in some parts of country, but not others.

Karl Sluis

Yo, I'm Trying to Sleep Here! New York's Wonderful Map of Noise

This visualization breaks down Manhattan's noise problem at the micro-level of ice cream trucks, loud TVs, "banging/pounding" and more.

Here's What Would Happen if a Huge Asteroid Hit Your City

Would you dissolve in fire or would your clothes simply ignite?

Watch a Map of Lost Productivity (Otherwise Known as Tweeting)

All the tweets in the world glimmer in this entrancing visualization of real-time tweets.

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An Entire Year of New York City's Noise Complaints

More than 270,000 noise complaints sketch a city that roars in the day and talks ferociously in its sleep.

The Seattle Band Map Keeps Getting More Complicated

A crazy chart of the interconnectedness of Seattle musical acts since the 1960s is still being updated.

Tom Loois

Choosing the Paths Less Traveled? There's an App for That

BlankWays keeps track of which streets you've been down, and plots new, untraveled routes.