the connected states of america

this is what the usa looks like if it was drawn based on who talks to whom.

from the Connected States of America project at MIT.
check it out for more ways to map.

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best and worst: the state of the united states

mother nature network put together this cool info graphic about what each of the 50 states is best at and what they are worst at…

the ‘good’ covers everything from most organic lentils to best paid coal miners to cleanest teeth

the ‘bad’ includes fewest librarians per capita, most smog, and most avalanche deaths

click the image below to see the full version of both maps:

 

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and then for fun, there’s also the shame state map: