When two Facebook friends set out to examine whether including a map could render an otherwise totally pointless blog post any more or less credible, they knew just where to look for inspiration. All that remained was to choose a suitably inane subject and invent some survey statistics.
It wasn’t all plain sailing. Someone actually shouted out “Africa!” during the selection process. It was reasoned that they should not be expelled, since there might be a grant opportunity from the EU for employing the geographically-challenged.
Here, after almost fifteen minutes of slaving away with Photoshop, is the result.
We won’t be diving into the data, because there is none. However, a couple of caveats:
- It’s not only likely that some people lied when creating this map; it’s a certainty. The entire thing was invented on a whim.
- This is not an annual exercise. Over time, the relative tedium ranking of a country may shift in myriad ways that no one can be bothered to investigate.
- 25 Inventions That Are Completely Pointless (complex.com)
- The Cartography of Bullshit (Africa is a Country)