Map highlights the 47% of the U.S. where literally nobody lives… And then there’s Canada

April 17, 2014 | By Joey White | No comments

Nik Freeman compiled data from the most recent 2010 U.S. Census and created this unique map that shows every census block that had zero residents. Even one person in the area was enough for Nik to exclude that census block from the map.

Rather than show cities and highways that reflect where people are, Freeman highlighted the places where people are not. The map offers an intriguing and surprising look at the amount of open spaces in the United States…

(Click the images to enlarge…)

Nobody Lives Here Map

Michael Chung responded with a similar map of Canada using dissemination area (Canadian census block) population counts from the 2011 Census. Predictably, it’s very, very green…

Canada Map Where People Don't Live

(via Mental Floss)

Street robber’s getaway ride ends in the best way possible

April 17, 2014 | By Joey White | No comments

When a passing motorcyclist witnessed the robbery of a woman on a street in China, he offered the robber a ride to help him get away. But the 29-year-old motorcyclist and the robber didn’t have the same getaway destinations in mind.

Security cameras at a nearby police station captured the comical moment the thief realized his surprise destination…

Frame-by-frame — Why the kid taking a selfie was kicked in the head by the train engineer [17 pics]

April 17, 2014 | By Joey White | 5 comments

Yesterday, we shared a video of a train engineer putting his boot to Jared Michael’s head when Jared tried to take a selfie as the train passed. There’s been a lot of speculation as to why the engineer did what he did. Sure, the kid even admitted he was stupid to be standing so close to the train, but two wrongs don’t make a right… Did the engineer really need to kick Jared in the head?

Frame-by-frame evidence from the video seems to indicate that the train engineer had a very good reason for kicking Jared. Redditor karolisalive pointed out an object that appears to be protruding from the train right where Michael’s head was…

Passing Train 01

If that’s not enough evidence to convince you that the engineer is a hero, here’s the complete frame-by-frame evidence. If nothing else, Jared’s transition from careless selfie to a ruined day is comical to watch…

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These coloring book cartoons become disturbingly sinister after being colored [9 pictures]

April 17, 2014 | By Joey White | No comments

The artist behind Coloring Book Corruptions posted their first drawing from the page of a children’s coloring book last month, and since then has been adding more bizarre and often shocking drawings. In each image the original, uncolored page is shown on the left, with the page that’s been colored on the right.

The characters on each finished page have obviously been reimagined as something very different than what the original creators intended to be illustrated…

Coloring Book Corruptions 4

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