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The Flogsta Scream

"Have you ever felt so stressed out or anxious that you just want to open your window and scream at the top of your lungs?

Well, students in Flogsta, a residential area in the Swedish university town of Uppsala, do just that when the exam pressure gets too overwhelming.  Every night at 10pm Swedish students open their windows and scream for several minutes."


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This is an strange a cultural trait as anything you'll ever see and it is delightfully enjoyable.   Like so many great traditions, no one knows exactly how or when this phenomenon started.

 

Questions to Ponder:  How does this activity diffuse in Flogsta at night?  How did this activity diffuse to other college towns in Europe?  Why is this a thing?    

 

Tags: culture, Swedendiffusion.  

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CIA declassified its map collection on Flickr and it is totally awesome - Geoawesomeness

CIA declassified its map collection on Flickr and it is totally awesome - Geoawesomeness | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard “An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information and intelligence in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives” we can read on Wikipedia. Looking at this definition it’s clear that there is no …
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Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are)

Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is -- a connected, ever-changing and fascinating place in which we all belong. You'll never look at a map the same way again.

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Our ever changing technology provides new ways to see the earth, its population, and the interconnections of the two.
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Labor unrest in Cameroon after clashes over language discrimination

Labor unrest in Cameroon after clashes over language discrimination | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In Cameroon, unrest in minority English-speaking regions over discrimination by majority French speakers is still simmering after violent clashes with police claimed at least four lives.

 

English-speakers have been protesting since Monday (11/21/2016) against what they see as their "second-class citizen status" and attempts to marginalize them in the west African nation. Eight of Cameroon's ten regions are largely Francophone, but two regions, North West and South West Cameroon are English-speaking. English-speaking teachers complain that French-speaking counterparts are being increasingly deployed in English schools, despite differences in the curricula and teaching systems.

 

Tags: language, Cameroon, Africa, culture.


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Here Are the Real Boundaries of American Metropolises, Decided by an Algorithm

Here Are the Real Boundaries of American Metropolises, Decided by an Algorithm | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
How is the U.S. actually split geographically?
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How demography will determine the next president

How demography will determine the next president | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The presidential election will be won or lost by just a few hundred thousand votes
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The good, the bad and the ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Foreign direct investment is mostly welcome, but large short-term flows spell trouble
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Afghanistan Itself Is Now Taking In the Most Afghan Migrants

Afghanistan Itself Is Now Taking In the Most Afghan Migrants | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
By the end of the year, officials expect some 1.5 million migrants to return to Afghanistan — many of them forcibly, and including some registered as refugees.
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Continental Drift - The global migrant crisis

Continental Drift - The global migrant crisis | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Nearly 60 million people are on the run from Syria, Afghanistan, and more than 50 other places – Magnum Photos and MSNBC bring you their stories.
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You Asked, We Answer: Can Microloans Lift Women Out Of Poverty?

You Asked, We Answer: Can Microloans Lift Women Out Of Poverty? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The vision: Microloans will let women start their own businesses. What do the studies show?
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Japan has accepted only six Syrian refugees. Meet one of them.

Japan has accepted only six Syrian refugees. Meet one of them. | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Japan isn’t used to outsiders. That means refugees are unwelcome.
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France Begins Evicting Thousands Of Migrants From 'The Jungle'

France Begins Evicting Thousands Of Migrants From 'The Jungle' | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The refugee camp known as The Jungle is located in the northern port city of Calais. Police have started removing thousands of migrants from the camp, and they're not happy about leaving.
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From Jericho to Tokyo: the world's largest cities through history – mapped

From Jericho to Tokyo: the world's largest cities through history – mapped | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In his latest data viz roundup, Max Galka traces history’s largest cities, explores the great Uber takeover and searches for America’s creative communities
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The cost of living everywhere in the world in a single, awesome infographic

The cost of living everywhere in the world in a single, awesome infographic | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Think your life is expensive? See how high your country ranks in this amazing infographic.
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All maps are wrong. I cut open a globe to show why.

All maps are wrong. I cut open a globe to show why. | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Maps are flat representations of our spherical planet. I cut open a plastic globe to understand just what it takes to turn a sphere into something flat:

My struggle to make a flat map out o
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Researchers may have 'found' many of China's 30 million missing girls

Researchers may have 'found' many of China's 30 million missing girls | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Academics often talk about between 30 and 60 million "missing girls" in China, apparently killed in the womb or just after birth, thanks to
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Belgium and the Netherlands Swap Land, and Remain Friends

Belgium and the Netherlands Swap Land, and Remain Friends | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The discovery of a headless corpse in the Netherlands helped Belgium and its bigger Dutch neighbor resolve a property squabble that began in 1961.
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By drawing 50 'states' according to income, study reveals 'developing countries' within the U.S.

By drawing 50 'states' according to income, study reveals 'developing countries' within the U.S. | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it would look dramatically different if its 50 states were organized according to income instead of geography.
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Watch How the World's Population Has Grown Over the Years

Watch How the World's Population Has Grown Over the Years | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
It took a long time to get going. But once we did, damn, we kind of got out of control didn’t we?
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Eddie Izzard Buys A Cow In Old English | Nerdist

Eddie Izzard Buys A Cow In Old English | Nerdist | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
This has been around for a while -- actually, from 2003 -- but it's a pretty classic bit, and Chris Hardwick himself caught it at LikeCool.com and passed it
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This World Map Is So Accurate It Folds Into a Globe

This World Map Is So Accurate It Folds Into a Globe | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Unlike the standard map of the world, designed in the 1500s, this new map doesn't distort Greenland to make it look the same size as Africa.
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Why Christianity’s holiest shrine is guarded by two Muslim families

Why Christianity’s holiest shrine is guarded by two Muslim families | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is Christianity's holiest and most divisive site.
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A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award

A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
World maps are notoriously distorted, but the AuthaGraph minimizes the effect.
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3800 dead -- and more on the way

3800 dead -- and more on the way | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Rickety boats that should never have sailed. Unscrupulous smugglers with no regard for life. And desperate people risking everything. That mix of fear, hope and greed has now produced a horrifying record. Here's a look at how we got to this point.
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