JCC Terr's Interesting Map Thread (Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Terr_Mys, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    I like that by the 1800s, they're still referring to Iran as Ajamistan (ajam, being an Arabic word for someone who doesn't understand the language, or illiterate, because at the time of the Muslim conquests, Persians were characterized by that they didn't understand Arabic).

    Also fun to see that at this point in time, what we now know as Australia is still known as New Holland. But curiously "Kenya" is on the opposite side of Africa on this map, on the Ivory Coast. Is there a historical reason for this, or just an error? Does anyone know?
  2. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I just don't rely on maps. I look to the stars.
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  3. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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  4. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    Not a map, but still interesting:

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  5. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    I've been trying to fine a map from the 2010 Census, but no dice thus far.
  6. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    The stars are a map.
  7. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Not a very reliable one though.
  8. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    And yet it always feels like all of their kids go to LAVC...
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  11. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    U.S. time zones in 1913... crazy how different they are from today:

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  12. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    It must have been weird living in southern New Mexico back then.
  13. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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  14. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    ATTN Amurrica: sprawl is bad, mm'kay?

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  15. Coruscant Force Ghost

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  16. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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  17. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    There's a Catalan enclave on Sardinia? Huh.
  18. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    I think Aragon controlled Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily at one point.

    (Going off of EU3)
  19. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  20. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    Current snow depth in the U.S.:

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  21. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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  22. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  23. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Incorrect for both Czech Republic and Slovakia. We get both - St. Nicholas (Mikuláš) brings small presents (usually sweets and fruit) on St. Nicholas day - 6th December (well, on the eve of his feast day, so 5th December evening). And on Christmas Eve we get presents from Baby Jesus (Ježíšek in Czech Republic, Ježiško in Slovakia).
  24. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    US county names by etymology:

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  25. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    Same sex marriage laws in the US as of 12/21/13:

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