You’d Need the Entire Width of the Lower 48 to Fit Alaska

Dec 22, 2014 By Abraham 0

You already know Alaska is massive, and you’ve seen maps before that compare the state to the rest of the country. But this simple image offers a fascinating observation.

If you could move Alaska south and place it over the contiguous United States in such a way that all its land would fit, it would not only go from Minnesota down to Texas, it would stretch all the way from Florida across to northern California…

Alaska Compared to Lower 48

Via: Reddit

There Is a Green Cat Just Hanging Out in Bulgaria. Seriously.

Dec 9, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

What you’re seeing right now isn’t the magic of photoshop. This is a real, live cat who accidentally turned himself green…

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He’s been wandering around Varna, Bulgaria. At first people thought he had been abused. A Facebook group even sprung up to find the culprit. But it seems that this handsome, unlikely hue is his own fault…

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Multimillionaire Builds New Homes for Everyone In His Old Town to Say “Thank You”

Dec 9, 2014 By Joey 0

Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua has made millions over the course of a successful career in the construction industry…

Village Rebuilt To Give Mansions To Residents By Millionaire

Despite how things may seem for him now, the steel tycoon had humble beginnings in Xiongkeng village in southern China.

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He has always spoken highly of the people who supported him and his family during his upbringing, pledging to do what he can to repay them. And now he has followed through in a big way.
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Arab-American Dude and His Mom Mock White People’s Hummus in a Surprisingly Likable Parody

Dec 2, 2014 By Abraham 77

You probably don’t want to hear another “All About That Bass” parody, but you might actually mildly enjoy this one.

Remy, with his mom as his backing dancer and lyrical inspiration, sings about how hummus is supposed to be. Here’s the short version: If you’ve ever dipped a carrot in it or consumed it out of a plastic container, you’re doing it wrong…

It’s Ridiculous How Many World Maps Ignore New Zealand

Nov 20, 2014 By Joey 0

Imagine being from a country that mapmakers routinely pretend does not exist. They sit down to design their next cartographical masterpiece and decide, nope, that nation doesn’t belong in this particular representation of the earth.

If you’re from New Zealand, you don’t have to imagine at all…

World Maps Without New Zealand is a Tumblr that’s dedicated to…well, finding global maps that have no sign of the world’s 7th largest island nation. And it’s surprisingly easy.

While New Zealand isn’t exactly huge in terms of land mass, the former British colony clocks in at a respectable 104,428 square miles, highlighted in red below…

NZ World Map

For reference, the mountainous nation’s size is just ahead of the United Kingdom’s 93,800 square miles and well ahead of Cuba’s 42,426 and Iceland’s 40,000. You’ll notice that all but two of the maps below include all three of those island countries while omitting New Zealand.

Here are some of our favorite world maps that people have spotted around the globe sans the Kiwi nation…

Mousepad from — ironically enough — a mapping software company…

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These Neo-Nazis Have No Idea This Little Town Is Tricking Them Into Defeating Themselves

Nov 17, 2014 By Abraham 7

This past weekend, to the chagrin of the entire town, busloads of Neo-Nazis descended on Wunsiedel in Germany. There is nothing the town can do to stop the hate group’s annual march that they hold there.

But some creative thinkers realized, while they can’t legally deny the Neo-Nazis, they can make it work against them.

With the help of sponsors and regular folks making smaller donations, the town turned the hateful march into a walkathon in support of EXIT Germany, a charity that helps people get out of extreme right wing organizations like the ones putting the Wunsiedel march on.

For every meter that the Neo-Nazis marched, 10 Euros was donated to this initiative that stands strongly against them. They raised 10,000 Euros. Good for them.

Watch as they see that every step they take is supporting their defeat…

(Turn on closed captioning for English subtitles.)