Did you ever want to know which quotation marks are used in different regions in Europe? "Curly quotes", "Angled quotes", "Eastern style"... these little inverted commas will no longer hold any secret for you!
Do you know where Dance, Grunge and Gothic Rock musics come from? Condor, the airline company, pleases us with this great map retracing the origins of our favorite musical styles.
This unique map developed by the Vilnius University represents information on 213 mythical creatures that are described in folk-lore of European countries.
From Hamlet and Macbeth in the north, Henry V in northern France, the Antony and Cleopatra in the far south east, Jane Tomlinson has illustrated all the plays of Shakespeare on a European map.
How could you possibly satisfy your hunger? In Europe, the choice is yours. You can rather opt for a Spanish bocadillo, a French Jambon-beurre, a British fish and chips or a German currywurst.
Europe filled with all countries’ camouflage in use. Camouflage consists in disguising military personnel, equipment, and installations by covering them to make them blend in with their surroundings.
Umberto Eco said that the language of Europe is translation. He may not totally be right if we look at this map about dubbing practices in Europe. Some European countries prefer subtitles, others simply do voice-over…
It seems that Europeans love animals (in particular bears), crowns, angels and castles! They are their favorites to put on their emblems – those heraldic devices taken as distinctive badges for a national, a city or a family.
This is a fascinating way to present some forgotten time of European history. This map tells us a lot on matriarchy and the power and influence it had in the past. Probably something to think about when discussing the future of Europe…
At first glance, this map looks quite exotic. It actually tells us how Europeans call the @ sign in their language and why. In Dutch, for instance, it is called apestaart, which means “monkey’s tail”.