THIS PAST MONTH, YOU MAY HAVE experienced a moment, while walking through a mall or driving in your car, when you thought, “Is there anyone on the planet who isn’t listening to Adele right now?” The answer was actually probably closer to zero than you’d think: iTunes is available in most of the world’s countries, but only 4 didn’t have “Hello” as the number one song in the month of November.
Each month, we put together some of the coolest maps on the internet. This month, we found maps that show us which states can expect to have a White Christmas, which countries have the highest numbers of atheists, which Europeans wash their hands the most thoroughly, and which countries ISIS thinks belong to the “coalition of devils.” And, of course, a map on which countries continue to deny the genius of Adele.
From the report this is based on: "The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is a comprehensive study which accounts for the direct and indirect impact of terrorism in 162 countries in terms of its effect on lives lost, injuries, property damage and the psychological aftereffects of terrorism." Larger version here. Via Reddit.
Where Adele's Hello was number one on iTunes
Niger, Burkina Faso, Papua New Guinea, and Kyrgyzstan were not quite as psyched about Adele as the rest of us. Via Reddit
Where 30% tree cover exists.
The U.S. east coast has managed to stay pretty well forested, despite its population density. Via NASA