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Hasbro, BuzzFeed team up for next Monopoly game - WLKY Louisville

Hasbro, BuzzFeed team up for next Monopoly game - WLKY Louisville | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In celebration of the Monopoly brand’s 80th anniversary, Hasbro teams up with BuzzFeed to ask fans to choose which great cities around the world will be featured as property spaces in new games.
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National Geographic ranks Buffalo as top 10 food city in the world - Gusto - The Buffalo News

National Geographic ranks Buffalo as top 10 food city in the world - Gusto - The Buffalo News | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The chicken wing vaults Buffalo to global greatness
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Today’s drought in the West is nothing compared to what may be coming

Today’s drought in the West is nothing compared to what may be coming | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The long and severe drought in the U.S.Southwest pales in comparison with what’s coming: a “megadrought” that will grip that region and the central plains later this century and probably stay there for decades, a new study says.Read full article >>...
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10 years of Google Maps: 10 ways it changed the world - Sydney Morning Herald

10 years of Google Maps: 10 ways it changed the world - Sydney Morning Herald | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Ten years on, Google Maps has undoubtedly reshaped the way we navigate and experience the world.
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"Icehenge" Appears on a Frozen Lake in Wisconsin

"Icehenge" Appears on a Frozen Lake in Wisconsin | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Why did ancient Wisconsinites build the mysterious Icehenge on Rock Lake? Was it for religious rites? Astronomical research? Communicating with aliens? We may never know, unless we talk to the five guys who built it. Kevin Lehner and four of his buddies used ice cutters, chainsaws, and tongs to build this massive homage to Britain's Stonehenge. The blocks weigh about 200 pounds each.

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Heart Shaped Bike Racks Installed In London

Heart Shaped Bike Racks Installed In London | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Artist Graham McLoughlin together with cycle rack manufacturer Cyclehoop, have created #HeartsOfLondon, an installation of 14 heart-shaped bike racks placed throughout London in support of the British Heart Foundation.

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, February 13, 2015 7:47 PM

Londres siempre nos sorprende y ahora para celebrar San Valentín, coloca 14 corazones para que apoyes tu bici y así des tu apoyo a la Fundación Británica del Corazón.

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32 Mispronounced Places

32 Mispronounced Places | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear and nothing more flabbergasting than realizing you’ve been pronouncing the name of so many places wrong, your entire life! Despite the judgment we exhibit toward people who err in enunciating, we all mispronounce a word from time to time, despite our best efforts. Well, now it’s time we can really stop mispronouncing the following places."


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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 20, 2015 11:37 AM

So interesting!  I knew Louisville, only because my husband of almost 18 years is from there and taught me very early in our relationship that it was "Luh-vull".  ha!  

Savannah Rains's curator insight, March 24, 2015 3:14 AM

This fun article is telling people about common places that we butcher the names of. Some of the reasons that we say them wrong is because they are in different languages so we shouldn't be pronouncing everything perfectly. But the ones that we say everyday like Colorado, is because we ALL mispronounce it so it becomes the norm. This article really sheds some light on the way that languages can be misinterpreted or changed because of people.

Claire Law's curator insight, April 26, 2015 2:16 AM

I love discovering I've mispronounced a word, particularly place names. Most of these are in the US but the few international examples are interesting (and the mispronounced variations are perplexing, perhaps we're blessed in Australia with journalists who can pronounce tricky foreign toponyms). I'm surprised Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Uluru (NT, Australia) don't make the list.

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10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories

10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Murder. Greed. Oppression. Intrigue. The ruins at these UNESCO sites may be silent, but they tell some shocking and absorbing tales.

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10 luxurious perks of being the new Saudi king

10 luxurious perks of being the new Saudi king | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud took over as king of Saudi Arabia last month, head of a family that has a lifestyle that goes well beyond rich and famous
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Google Maps: a decade of transforming the mapping landscape - The Guardian

Google Maps: a decade of transforming the mapping landscape - The Guardian | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Google Maps launched 10 years ago developed by a team of 50, now it has revolutionised the world of digital maps with more than one billion users
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This Is What Breakfast Looks Like In 22 Countries Around The World

This Is What Breakfast Looks Like In 22 Countries Around The World | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The best meal of the day. Inspired by these Quora threads.
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Here's What the World Would Look Like—If Maps Were Based on Population - TakePart

Here's What the World Would Look Like—If Maps Were Based on Population - TakePart | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A Reddit user creates a map showing just how big Asia is and, well, how small everything else is.
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This map shows where the real child vaccination problems are

This map shows where the real child vaccination problems are | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
India and Nigeria, not California.

 

Vaccinations and public health are in the news lately, mostly with a focus on the United States. But it's worth taking a look at this map Benjamin Hennig made of where children go unvaccinated on a global basis to help put things in perspective: You can see here that India (the enormous yellow blob) and Nigeria (the large light-orange blog that dominates western Africa) are the two countries that combine very large populations with low immunization rates. The Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Congo, and Ethiopia also seem like major problem spots. Clearly in most of these places the problem is a lack of financial and institutional resources rather than explicit anti-vaccine sentiment. Insofar as politics are relevant it's in terms of setting priorities.

 

Tags:  medical, development.


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Eden Eaves's curator insight, March 24, 2015 12:50 AM

Unit 2

Benjamin Hennig's map of the world displays the number of unimmunized children in the world. The larger the immunization rate, the smaller the country and the lower it is, the larger the country appears. Even though some parents in The United States are choosing  not to immunize their children, those numbers still have no comparison to those in Nigeria or India which are the largest due to lack of money and resources.

The use of different sizes to present the data is very helpful and makes it easy to determine the highest and lowest rates but a key for the countries would be helpful since they are so distorted. 

Danielle Lip's curator insight, March 29, 2015 7:44 PM

When I viewed this map I was quite shocked to see that India had the highest amount of unvaccinated children in this world. The lack of finical stability could be a major factor for India, Nigeria and other locations such as Congo or Bangladesh. Instead of the news focusing on places with unvaccinated children such as California, who by the way is more stable than India. The news and government should take it upon themselves to help these countries since the priorities of the government right now are not being placed appropriately. This map gives a good perspective of how unvaccinated children are globally, not by showing numbers but rather showing by the size. The yellow blob ( India) should not be as enormous as it is, instead of funding and worrying about unnecessary places, the focus should be on helpless and unstable locations.

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Valentine's Day 2015: Where Your Flowers Come From

Valentine's Day 2015: Where Your Flowers Come From | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Most Americans will be receiving flowers from out of the country this Valentine's Day, but there's a small movement of people urging people to buy "local."
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Five Years of Staring Into the Sun

Five Years of Staring Into the Sun | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Do you have any idea how jaw-droppingly gorgeous our Sun is? I do. But then I’ve been keeping my eye on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which stares at the Sun 24 hours a day, week after week.
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India Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population

India Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A cartogram posted on Reddit shows what the world looks like if you scale countries by their population. Watch out China! India is catching up with you.
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London's second languages mapped by tube stop

London's second languages mapped by tube stop | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Walk along the streets of London and it’s not uncommon to hear a variety of langauges jostling for space in your eardrums. Step inside a tube carriage on the underground and the story is no different.

Oliver O’Brien, researcher in geovisualisation and web mapping at University College London’s department of geography, has created a map showing what the most common second language (after English) is at certain tube stops across the capital.

Using a map of tube journeys and busy stations that he had previously created, O’Brien used 2011 Census data to add the second most commonly spoken language that people who live nearby speak."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:12 AM

This map is an excellent way to introduce the concept of ethnic neighborhoods and show how they spatially form and what ties them together.  This other article shows how the spatial arrangement of London's population has changed from 1939 to today. 


Tags: London, urbantransportation, ethnicitylanguage, culture.

Bharat Employment's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:45 PM

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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 6, 2015 9:29 PM

This made me think of how this could be done in New York City.  I imagine results would be similar.  You could map out the languages for sure.  

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OPENING DOORS to Collaboration (US-Russia) (English V1) - YouTube

A special thank you to Pete Townshend and Spirit Music Group for permission to use "Let My Love Open the Door." As educators, our ultimate goals are two: Ope...

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38 maps that explain Europe

38 maps that explain Europe | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Europe, as both a place and a concept, has changed dramatically in its centuries of history.

 

Tags: Europe, map.


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Padriag John-David Mahoney's curator insight, February 19, 2015 3:17 PM

Despite the number of maps and figures, this is a really nice, condensed  broad stroke  of European history and politics, geography, and some economies. It's  also, for me, very entertaining.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, February 26, 2015 7:49 PM

Europe was once the most war torn nation, but is now known for its peace. This article’s introduction says that Europe has relative great prosperity but at the same time deep economic turmoil. I guess like everywhere else. This is a collection of 38 maps that show Europe in different stages of development to give the reader a better understanding. The first maps shows the countries that make up the EU. NATO’s growth is show in the second map from 1949 to 2009. Some maps show the unemployment rates, while others show who in Europe uses the Euro. Mine home country of Italy is shown in the lowest category of unemployment in the southern region. Other maps illustrate the histories of Europe starting in 117. AD. I think that this collection of maps is awesome for gathering knowledge on Europe. It sure is teaching me a lot.

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 6, 2015 7:55 PM

At first this was overwhelming to digest.  But then I found it amazing in the fact that Europe could be explained in 38 maps!  The break down was very interesting.  I found it funny to see the breakdown of the richest in Europe.  This being based on finance, businesses, and real estate.  Nutella is definitely one of my favorites, but I had no clue the company was worth $27 billion.  

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High Security Borders

High Security Borders | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Accelerated through the fear from the attacks of 9/11 and all what followed, the so called ‘Western Society’ is constructing the greatest wall ever build on this planet. On different building sites on all five inhabitable continents, walls, fences and high-tech border surveillance are under construction in order to secure the citizens and their high quality of life within this system. The fall of the Berlin Wall was described as the historical moment that marks the demolition of world’s last barrier between nation states. Yet it took the European Union only six years to create with the Schengen Agreement in 1995 a new division only 80km offset to the east of Berlin.

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Miles Gibson's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:04 AM

Unit 4 political geography 

This article explains how the world is filled with division and segregation. Some of the most notable are the walls are the wall in berlin, the wall/border/river/fence between the u.s. and mexico and the border between north and south Korea is the most notable walls.

This article relates to unit 4 because it shows how people, through borders, have divided them through history creating new politics, culture and borders themselves. The political processes involved can change the policies and shapes of nations in the world.

Monika Fleischmann's curator insight, February 15, 2015 4:48 AM
Seth Dixon's insight:

This map shows that hi-tech political surveillance of borders is highly correlated with the core areas of the global economy and some of the most attractive immigrant destinations.  

 

Questions to Ponder: What else do you see in this map?  What does this say about the world order?  Are there patterns that this map reveals/conceals?   


tom cockburn's curator insight, February 27, 2015 5:19 AM

More than simple  'culture clash' or  'politics of fear' etc

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Coming Home: A story of family and patriotism

Coming Home: A story of family and patriotism | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Of all the soldiers at Fort Brag, North Carolina, no one takes their commitment more seriously that Peter Kuch. As one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," Peter was torn from his parents during the Sudanese Civil war.
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The Remarkable Power of Sidewalks

The Remarkable Power of Sidewalks | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What's one of the simplest things a community can do to encourage walking? Build better sidewalks. In this short film from City Walk, we learn just how powerful this simple piece of infrastructure can be.
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Wealthy Chinese Buyers Head to New York's Suburbs - New York Times

Wealthy Chinese Buyers Head to New York's Suburbs - New York Times | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The Gold Coast suburbs of Long Island’s North Shore have been discovered by wealthy Chinese. And some developers are going out of their way to make properties more attractive to them.
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13 Photographs That Were The Result Of Extraordinary Bravery

13 Photographs That Were The Result Of Extraordinary Bravery | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Few activities reward bold choices more than photography. Here are 14 shots that took some guts, brought to you by Toyota Camry. One bold choice leads to another.
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California Farmers Cope with Fourth Year of Drought

California Farmers Cope with Fourth Year of Drought | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
California farmers and ranchers are entering their fourth year of drought. A recent survey of the snowpack isn

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