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For those of you who just can’t get enough maps, the Strange Maps blog is a great site to bookmark. This interesting blog shows you a highly unusual map and provides commentary on it. Recent posts have covered maps showing how generic names for soft drinks vary by U.S. region, the 2004 Olympic medal breakdown by country, coverage areas for the genetic groups in Europe, and a tiny island kingdom just outside of Denmark called Elleore, which was created by Danish school teachers during World War II.

Several informative paragraphs about each map are provided and a devoted international readership offers engaging feedback and recommendations for new posts. If you are interested in strange yet creative uses of cartographic skills, this is the blog to read!