Let’s start Friday with a picture of Son Heung-min, because it’ll probably make your day at least a little better. (I don’t have science to back it up, but I believe it to be true.)
Ramble of the Day
I was about to ramble about something else, but then I metaphorically stumbled upon a Twitter account that excited me, so I’m rambling about that instead.
I have been a fan of geography since I was in elementary school, which is something I’ve probably shared before. I’ll take a look at any map anywhere because of my fascination, and that includes maps from a Twitter account called...Terrible Maps!
US governors by eye color pic.twitter.com/rfA3StYZQ5— Terrible Maps (@TerribleMaps) October 31, 2018
This is the map I saw that piqued my interest. This map lives up to the Twitter account’s name, because it really does not provide a lot of, if any, useful information. I suppose one can deduce that finding people — or relatively successful American politicians — with green eyes is pretty difficult, but this map is rather pointless. Doesn’t mean I didn’t want to scour the Twitter account.
The Legality of owning a Kangaroo in the United States pic.twitter.com/5PHB15MClz— Terrible Maps (@TerribleMaps) October 27, 2018
This one provides more useful information. That said, I’m sorry to break it to a lot of people in the United States, because owning a kangaroo seems difficult. I’d imagine that most of these people weren’t that interested in owning a kangaroo, but at least we all know what states to move to in case we want to.
Countries where Queen Elizabeth II can be charged with a crime pic.twitter.com/WzMirPuNoa— Terrible Maps (@TerribleMaps) August 23, 2018
I’m sure Queen Elizabeth II reads this website, and the internet in general, and knows which countries to avoid in case she wanted to commit any crimes. I ended up finding a Reddit thread with this map at the top, and everyone was talking about what would happen if she decided to go on a murder spree. Her diplomatic immunity would likely be taken away, but I can’t stop thinking about all of the details: Who would she go around killing? What happens when people find out? How would the public react? What kind of stance would the PR team of the royal family take — innocent until proven guilty? Would they stay relatively quiet, or would they just hand her over to the authorities? This seems like a fun rabbit hole for my mind to go down another time.
wtf USA pic.twitter.com/lG3vlVDNya— Terrible Maps (@TerribleMaps) July 14, 2018
I’ll finish this off with this map. I totally agree with the caption writer’s take, because Mary, merry, and marry cannot be pronounced the same way. I’m Team Mary and marry the same way, which more or less matches my geographic location. I’m fully aware that some people pronounce them all the same, but I really can’t understand it. There’s an “e” in merry, as opposed to the “a” in Mary and marry! Shoutout to the unique people of New Jersey, who pronounce all three differently; I’ll have to ask someone from New Jersey to say all of them sometime.
tl;dr: Our world and culture in map form.
Links of the Day
The International FA Board will consider rewriting the handball rule, among other bold rule changes.
Member of the 2006 Italy World Cup winning team Vincenzo Iaquinta has been sentenced to two years of jail time amid links to the mafia.
Today’s longer read: David Conn reports on the status of the local businesses near Tottenham’s stadium site as the club and the council have different visions for them for The Guardian