World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

International Number Ones map by Information is Beautiful

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map.

Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible. But, there is positive data on this map. Canada excels at personal freedoms while the Netherlands has the best coffee drinkers. In addition, Ireland has the ideal working conditions and Spain is the highest in LGBT tolerance. And as with all infographics, there are also surprises. Who knew that Nigeria was at the top for Scrabble players or that Portugal was a haven for cork?

Scroll down to get a better look at the 2016 map. (McCandless also created a 2010 version of International Number Ones—while many things have changed, some do stay the same.)

International Number Ones map by Information is Beautiful International Number Ones map by Information is Beautiful International Number Ones map by Information is Beautiful International Number Ones map by Information is Beautiful International Number Ones map by Information is Beautiful International Number Ones map by Information is Beautiful International Number Ones map by Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful: Website | Facebook
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via Information is Beautiful.



January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

Read Article



Get Our Weekly Newsletter