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EXPLORE EARTH WITH ASTRONAUT TWITTER MAP

Astronauts on the International Space Station are using social media to share beautiful photos of Earth from their unparalleled 220-mile altitude view since they apparently have a lot of free time on their hands. The Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Nova Scotia, Canada has developed a program that organizes their twitter photo posts on to a single interactive map.

The map can pinpoint where their photos were taken over Earth so we land-locked folk can easily find our favorite landmarks, though they haven’t quite gotten around to your mom’s house yet. Follow astronauts Alex Gerst and Reid Wiseman and “cosmonauts” Макс Сураев and Oleg Artemyev as they photo-tweet their way around the globe. Check out the map here.BreVEnBCUAE86U2.jpg-largeBoKD3lOIEAAZ9wG.jpg-large 

BEER ME

It turns out I’m right where I belong; here’s a map of the world’s alcohol consumption habits created by Ghost in the Data. Utilizing alcohol and health statistics from the World Health Organization, their team created the interactive tool to highlight how countries prefer to get their booze on. You can click on individual countries to show the actual average weekly consumption. Check it out here.