This cheeky map shows what each country leads the world in

Illustration for article titled This cheeky map shows what each country leads the world in

Every country is Number One when it comes to something, and this map from webcomic Doghouse Diaries just what all those somethings are.

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You can see a huge, zoomable version of the map over on the comic's website and see the list of sources here. These factoids are pulled from Wikipedia, so know that the map is only as accurate as the Wikipedia articles it's based on—although there have been changes made to the first version of the map to correct outdated information.

Update: Since the Doghouse Diaries servers are dragging, here is a larger version of the image (click to expand):

Illustration for article titled This cheeky map shows what each country leads the world in
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Of course, it's not all maple syrup and raspberries; some countries have some rather tragic distinctions.

What Each Country Leads The World In [Doghouse Diaries via Laughing Squid]

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Leading world in Nobel laureates and people killed by lawnmowers. If you, non-Americans, only knew how many of us, Americans, are looking at that and saying, "Yeah, that sounds about right." This little factoid encapsulates the US so well, I defy anyone else come up with a better factoid. If you understand this, you understand America.