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mapsbynik:

Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population
A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.
Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading.


Ok except a lot of those places are actually uninhabitable. Or protected. The tops of Wisconsin and Minnesota are national forests, the Everglades in Florida, mountains and deserts and national parks out west. Without those uninhabited places, our country would lose a lot of its natural beauty. And then there’s the plains states, with hundreds of square miles of farmland and grazing space. I like being able to buy steak and know it traveled less than 1000 miles to get to me.

mapsbynik:

Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population

A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading.

Ok except a lot of those places are actually uninhabitable. Or protected. The tops of Wisconsin and Minnesota are national forests, the Everglades in Florida, mountains and deserts and national parks out west. Without those uninhabited places, our country would lose a lot of its natural beauty.
And then there’s the plains states, with hundreds of square miles of farmland and grazing space. I like being able to buy steak and know it traveled less than 1000 miles to get to me.

kingdomy:

Tiny sea lion pups lie coated in sand on a beach in the Galapagos Islands (via)


Must go.

kingdomy:

Tiny sea lion pups lie coated in sand on a beach in the Galapagos Islands (via)

Must go.

thesirjordan:

Julie Andrews on how she got the part in Mary Poppins.

WE’LL WAIT

Because it wouldn’t have been the same with anyone else.

(Source: lejazzhot)

The Game Cube can be hit with a sledgehammer and work just fine. The Nintendo DS was specifically designed to be able to survive a 1.5 meter (five foot) drop onto solid concrete without breaking, and one of the company’s bigwigs wouldn’t let it go past the design phase until the design team could guarantee it could survive the drop at least 10 times. In fact, Nintendo products have such a reputation for being impossible to break through normal means that they spawned the term “Nintendium”—an all-purpose phrase given to pieces of technology that survive extreme punishment. For example, take the Gulf War Game Boy, an original Game Boy console that survived having a freaking bomb dropped on it.

Nintendo never advertises their products as being durable, they don’t brag about their Game Boys being bomb-proof or their consoles being tough enough to survive being hit by a car. They just expect their customers to be human and include features to prepare for that humanity. While other companies decide that they’re nice by including a cover to protect the screen of the $600 phone you just bought in case you drop it, Nintendo just builds a device that can survive being dropped in the first place and doesn’t make a big deal about it. Because that’s how a real company does business.

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10 Toys That Are Replacing Cutting-Edge Technology (via strandedonthemainland)

I dropped my 3DS down a flight of concrete stairs and it just got a little scratched on the corners.

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ztacey:

Shit Book Snobs Say: Translations

twcwelcomecenter:

In case you haven’t heard, BookRiot is the fucking ish. 

teachingliteracy:

bibliophilefiles:
A yearly photo of your child with their favourite book at the time. As they grow and change their favourite book would change too. (originally from Little Baby Garvin, via Pinterest)

teachingliteracy:

bibliophilefiles:

A yearly photo of your child with their favourite book at the time. As they grow and change their favourite book would change too. (originally from Little Baby Garvin, via Pinterest)

citation-unneeded:

HOW DOES HE FLOAT

Adorable is lighter than water.

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citation-unneeded:

thoughts-of-a-thousand-souls:

zero-the-her0:

nightcloak:

unforgivingplace:

I am fairly convinced that Red Pandas are not real.

OHMYGOD

THEY ARE LIKE CHILDREN WITH TAILS 

I WANT ONE

I WILL HAVE THREE.

I think you are one

(Source: larsofcydonia)

beardfacebastard:

iluvsamcedes:

thatsomethingsomething:

Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly.

Every damn frame is dripping with truth.

NEVER SEEN BUT MUST SEE NOW DAMN U DROPPIN TRUTH BRAD

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