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Incredible Ways People Deal with Overloaded Transit Systems in Asia

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Overcrowded public transit systems are a fact of daily life around the world. But in many Asian countries, dealing with them has become something of an art form.

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The pictures and information in this article honestly scare me, it seems incredibly unhealth and really unsafe also (obviously). I dont know if the fact that I dont like tight spacing is why this article is bothering me so much or what, but looking at this makes me feel incredibly sorry for the people that have to deal with that. I can barely deal with the crowding in the First Colonial halways, I could never even imagine being in that situation.

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Incredible Ways People Deal with Overloaded Transit Systems in Asia

Incredible Ways People Deal with Overloaded Transit Systems in Asia | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Overcrowded public transit systems are a fact of daily life around the world. But in many Asian countries, dealing with them has become something of an art form.

Via Mathijs Booden
Makenna Jordan's insight:

The pictures and information in this article honestly scare me, it seems incredibly unhealth and really unsafe also (obviously). I dont know if the fact that I dont like tight spacing is why this article is bothering me so much or what, but looking at this makes me feel incredibly sorry for the people that have to deal with that. I can barely deal with the crowding in the First Colonial halways, I could never even imagine being in that situation.

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10 Images that Sum Up the Geological History of the Earth

10  Images that Sum Up the Geological History of the Earth | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and during that time it's been through a lot of dramatic changes -- as well as enormous disasters that reshaped the oceans and continents.

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These photos truly show how different and diverse earths surface is, there really are no two places that are identical to eachother which is crazy to think about because earth is so huge compared to us. These photos show hey gorgeous various places of the world really are.

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3D relationships on 2D surfaces

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I think the idea of drawing a map on an orange is so clever because it really shows us that it's basuically impossible to take an image from a round spherical shape and transform it into the same exact thing on a 2D surface 

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espaciosalternativos's comment, September 11, 2013 1:26 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goode_homolosine_projection
espaciosalternativos's comment, September 11, 2013 1:27 PM
http://cargocollective.com/alvinaronson/Orange-Peel-Map
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 11, 2013 2:00 PM
Africa is often misrepresented see a good map here http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa/
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The world’s happiest and least happy countries, mapped

The world’s happiest and least happy countries, mapped | 3D Relationships on 2D surfaces | Scoop.it
Can you measure happiness? A UN-sponsored Columbia University report set out to try.

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I've never seen a map like this but it's crazy that someone would think to make a map based on how happy others is. And if you really read into the article and take sometime to look at the map, It dosent seem to be so incorrect. I found this map incredibly interesting because I've never seen anything like it before. 

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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:48 PM

Map based on data in the World Happines Report 2013 (http://unsdsn.org/happiness/).

 

Seems largely comparable to GDP/capita.

Tracy Klug's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:40 PM

What cultural values are implied by the happiest countries in the world?

Mathijs Booden's comment, September 19, 2013 1:02 PM
@Makenna I don't think the map is incorrect, just that it correlates pretty well with a map of GDP/capita, an index of how wealthy people are on average. Having said that, there are a lot of anomalies. For example, Mexicans are apparently happier than most Europeans despite earning considerably less and having their country torn by organized crime, and Botswana is deeply unhappy despite having prospered, relatively speaking, in economic terms (HIV?).
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What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline

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Picture this: Tourists visiting one of your city's most prominent attractions are unable to see it because of smog, haze and a bevy of other airborne pollutants. What's the solution?

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The fact that Hong Kong would create a backdrop to make it seem as if the air isn't polluted is crazy. Not only does it probably make the tourist never want to go there but instead of working to try and fix the problem they work to try to mask the problem, so more people will continue to visit. Which in my eyes, is not right in anyway what so ever

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Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 13, 11:01 PM

This story is amazingly disheartening to me. It seems it is actually more important to some people to take a perfect vacation picture than address the real issue. I think this backdrop is very misleading to people who will view these pictures and should be a wake up call to those who pose in front of it. More should be done to decrease the pollution from fossil fuels etc.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 17, 8:50 PM

Seeing how Hong Kong is suffering from a pollution problem as severe as they are is interesting, but realizing that they need to disguise their problem with a backdrop of what the city skyline should look like for tourists. Hong Kong's geography and location was a contributing factor because of the surrounding bodies of water, the pollution was a result of tropical storm Trami and also made the haze worse in Hong Kong.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, November 24, 11:10 PM

This is beyond absurd.  Put up a picture of what the landscape should look like so people can take pictures instead of dealing with the real problem at hand.  There seems to be a problem with that idea right there.  I understand that a tourist wants to take pictures and document their trip and in some cases may not be able to take a picture of the landscape because it is so covered in pollution to see, but that is a reason to fix the pollution problem not set up a fake picture.  The pollution in China is doing more harm than making it difficult for a tourist to take pictures but it is harming the people that live there.  The amount of very dangerous days that they have that toxic chemicals and the like are in the air is ridiculous.  This is the air that people are breathing in.  It should be more of a concern to leaders that the people that live in China are potentially facing very serious health problems because of the pollution than it seems to be.  Constructing a wall with a fake skyline does not fix any actual problem.  Yes now they can get a decent picture of their trip, but everyone is still suffering the consequences from real problem.