Map Monday, unnatural ways Americans die abroad

How do Americans die abroad?  With few exceptions (baby animals, grandmothers, and cat videos come to mind) humans seem predisposed to prefer bad news.  Even the aforementioned triumvirate of feel good stories rarely serve as lead stories.  Bad news gets top billing.  The cute stuff sits on the back page… Read more“Map Monday, unnatural ways Americans die abroad”

Map Monday, lactose intolerance around the world

When I was younger I never heard of lactose intolerance.  In recent years it has become almost common place.  Grocery store aisles are filled with “safe” dairy products and aids for digesting natural dairy foods.  The condition is so well known that it’s become a comedic tool in popular TV… Read more“Map Monday, lactose intolerance around the world”

Map Monday, Your Chances for a White Christmas

Strictly speaking a white Christmas is nothing more than a covering of fallen flakes of frozen water on the ground.  According to AccuWeather’s analysis of the past 30 years only two large US cities (>250,000 city population) have a better than 50% chance of a white Christmas.  Those two cities… Read more“Map Monday, Your Chances for a White Christmas”