The United Shapes of America

XKCD, which describes itself as a “webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language,” offers the United Shapes of America, a “map of things states are shaped like.” (Try saying that three times fast.)   created at: 07/09/2012And, it’s pretty great. Yes of course Alaska is a bear with a jetpack, Virginia a stegasaurus, and Colorado the Wikipedia page of the State of Colorado. And…now, I’ll never been able to see my home state of Ohio without thinking of underwear again. Thanks, Randall.

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