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INTERACTIVE MAP EXPLORES THE LITERAL MEANINGS OF 190 GLOBAL CITY NAMES

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What’s in a name? According to On the Go Tours, quite a lot. They’ve taken a look at the names of over 190 global cities and given their literal translations. The results are an interesting look at what inspires city names around the world.
The literal translations of country names and cities are equally fascinating. The interactive map is color-coded by category, as the world is broken up into cities named after people, animals, nature, and manmade items, with 35% of the cities listed named after things in the natural world. From the “meadow of the gods” (Oslo) to the “district of wild plums” (Bangkok), these literal names give new insight into each place.

Via My Modern Met

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MAP REVEALS THE HISTORICAL MEANINGS OF COUNTRY NAMES

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Each country has its own fascinating history and in linguistics a country’s name is often the first clue to their historic culture. This world map—created by Credit Card Compare—shows the literal translation of each country’s name, suggesting their original meanings. By using a range of sources such as The World Fact Book and Oxford Dictionaries, each country’s name was translated into its early native language, unearthing intriguing facts from around the globe.
A spreadsheet of the translations and their sources is available here.

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

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THE WORLD’S MOST DEPRESSING PLACES

The World’s Most Depressing Places

Damien Rudd is a 33-year-old Australian behind the Instagram account called “Sad topographies” where he collects Google Maps screenshots of the world‘s most depressing sounding places. It all began by accident when Damien Rudd was searching for something and suddenly discovered Mount Hopeless in Australia.
Rudd now has a pretty big collection of world’s most joyless locations and he’s put them all into a book of hand-drawn maps, together with their fascinating etymologies. When asked about his favorites, Damien replied: “Probably the ones in Antarctica are the most interesting. There is Shapeless Mountain which was named as none of the exploring party could agree on its shape. So shapeless was Shapeless Mountain that when a later expedition attempted to climb it, they scaled the wrong mountain entirely – which they then in turn named Mistake Mountain. There is also a Wrong Peak, which earned its name in under similar circumstances. In 1963 Recoil Glacier was named by a geologist who was said to have “recoiled in disgust” at finding nothing of interest there.”

#2 Why me lord Lane, Chester, USA
The World’s Most Depressing Places

#3 Useless Islands, New Zealand
The World’s Most Depressing Places

#4 Divorce Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The World’s Most Depressing Places

#5 Road To Misery, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA
The World’s Most Depressing Places

#6 Disappointment Lake, California, USA
The World’s Most Depressing Places

#7 All Alone Road, Bradford, UK
The World’s Most Depressing Places

#8 Mistake Island, Jonesport, USA
The World’s Most Depressing Places

#9 Nothing, Arizona, USA
The World’s Most Depressing Places

#10 Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia
The World’s Most Depressing Places

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PORNHUB MOST POPULAR SEARCHES WITH ITS 2017 STATISTICS

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

The famous adult website Pornhub today reveals its 2017 statistics, with some crunchy figures and of course the most popular searches of the year! This very detailed new report entitled 2017 Year in review tells us a lot about the use of pornography around the world, revealing the most searched keywords, the most popular pornstars, or the most popular devices used. You will also learn the countries that are the biggest consumers, or the time spent on the platform country by country. This year for example, the Pornhub platform has logged more than 28.5 billion visits, with an average of 50,000 searches per minute! Pornography still have a bright future…

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

Pornhub Most Popular Searches With Its 2017 Statistics

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REVEALING MAP SHOWS HOW LONG IT TAKES TO LEARN THE MOST POPULAR LANGUAGES IN EUROPE

Revealing Map Shows How Long It Takes To Learn The Most Popular Languages In Europe

Have you ever wondered what the hardest language to learn is? Although it’s different for everyone, there’s a general sense that some languages are more difficult to grasp than others. For English speakers wanting to expand their proficiency in another tongue, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) has ranked languages around the world by how many weeks it takes to learn them. To visualize this, Redditor Fummy shared a map that displays this data in part of Europe.
The language map spans from Portugal to Ukraine, and the difficulty rankings run the gamut from Category I (about 24 weeks of instruction) to Category IV (about 44 weeks of instruction). So, if you’re looking to learn a new language with relative ease, why not try Spanish or French? In less than a year, you can have a good grasp on both of them. But if you’re looking for a tougher linguistic challenge, try learning Hungarian. It will take you about 44 weeks (and around 1,100 hours) of instruction, as it’s considered a language “with significant linguistic and/or cultural differences from English.”

Revealing Map Shows How Long It Takes To Learn The Most Popular Languages In Europe

Revealing Map Shows How Long It Takes To Learn The Most Popular Languages In Europe

Revealing Map Shows How Long It Takes To Learn The Most Popular Languages In Europe

Revealing Map Shows How Long It Takes To Learn The Most Popular Languages In Europe

Via My Modern Met

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