Handcut USA measuring approx 40”x22”. Each state cut individually, with the exception of the New England states, which were too small for the piece’s intended purposes. Stayed true to as detailed borders as I could get. Most of the states are only a few inches in size, so I had fun working in the rivers and coasts. 10/10 experience lol. Would make again. #stuswood#handmade#woodworking#usa#map#ohiomade#madeinohio#ohio#shopsmall#shoplocal
Are any other roadgeeks generally annoyed by the existence of I-99 or is it just me?
The numbering is just so off, TBH it would fit much more if I-99 was renumbered I-83 (not perfect but it would be a lot closer to the grid), and the current I-83 was given an x81 number. I know I-99 was a much later addition so the number would've been tricky, but come on. 99? Was there really demand for an interstate highway there?
I do support the southern extension to Cumberland and a northern extension to Rochester (replacing I-390). At least the interstate would have more of a...point, connecting one major city.
Every Tuesday I will be offering up some sort of travel tip that I have learned along the way. This week’s tip I am talking about GoogleMaps/GPS. Let’s face it, most of us use some form of #GPS on our phones and it is most likely GoogleMaps. It is a handy tool and it’s free. But sometimes we lose service or we wind up in the middle of nowhere. So before you set out on the open road with your trusty GoogleMaps take a screen shot of your directions and bring along an #atlas or #map. I know, I know, anything paper sounds archaic these days. This summer I made the mistake of leaving the atlas at home when we took our trailer to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Because we have made this drive several times I reasoned we would be fine without the atlas. Plus I had one of those huge copies and it was cumbersome always trying to find a place to stow it. Except on our return trip home we took an alternate route from Grand Tetons due to rain and not wanting to hit snow on the pass towing a trailer while climbing a steep two lane highway. That alternate route was great until we hit some desolate highway in #Utah. Ninety miles in the highway was closed due to a wash out from our crazy winter here in the west. No service, no GPS, no idea where we were, and not enough gas to get us back to the only town with a gas station (even though we had just filled up towing a trailer wrecks havoc on your gas mileage). We were blessed by an extremely kind police officer who allowed us to pass through the road closure. We made it to a gas station in Nevada with seven miles left in our tank. This was an eye opener for us. I love my GoogleMaps because we see different parts of the US, but always bring the atlas to map out your route with your GPS. I also ditched the gigantic atlas for a smaller copy from @randmcnallyofficial that is easier to store.
Firearm Deaths by State VS Gun Ownship in every US state
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The national average is 10.5 gun deaths per 100,000 residents. But that number varies widely from state to state. The Kaiser Family Foundation assembled a table of statistics from the CDC on 2015 mortality rates from firearms in each state. Kaiser combined various firearm-related causes of death, including assault by firearm, police shootings, suicide by firearm, and accidental discharges.
Nearly one in every three Americans owns a gun, according to study published in the journal Injury Prevention. The researchers conducted the survey of 4,000 adults in an attempt to answer the question of how many Americans own a firearm - and why - amid a lack of overall data and statistics on gun ownership. They found a broad regional variation in gun ownership - from as low as near 5% in some areas to as much as 66% in others. In individual states, this ranged from 5.2% ownership in Delaware to 61.7% in Alaska.
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County map of the Contiguous United States made of 3047 carved wooden blocks.
To say Ben Graves enjoys working with wood is like suggesting that summers in South Texas tend to run warm. The retired oil refinery fire chief spends endless hours over his scroll saw, crafting intricate puzzle-style maps made from different colored woods. Graves, 80, has donated about a dozen U.S. maps up to 3 feet long to area schools. He's also made county-by-county maps of Texas that size for friends.
“It's a hobby that I dearly love,” said Graves, whose father was a carpenter. “It's very relaxing. I have no music. No nothin'. Just me and my saw. Very relaxing.” Graves pulled out all the stops for his latest project, a county-by-county map of the nation's 48 contiguous states made from more than a dozen types of wood, which he donated Monday to Kerr County.
Guided by detailed paper maps, Graves spent months in his workshop cutting out the 3,046 counties, sanding them to ensure a perfect fit, gluing them onto a backing board and then giving his masterpiece a shiny urethane finish. “It's as exact as I know how to make anything,” Graves told commissioners.
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What’s your dream travel destination? Mine is Iceland! ❄️
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Йде до закінчення 2017 рік, тому можу підвести підсумки. Це був дуже насичений рік, в якому здійснювалися мої мрії, захоплюючі подорожі, мальовничі локації, чудові пари, море вражень та сотні тисяч відзнятих кадрів! Трохи сухої статистики: 21 переліт, відвідав 13 країн, 7 з них нових для мене, відзяв 18 весіль, та 9 Travel Love Story.
Зараз активно готуюся до нового весільного сезону так і до нових подорожей, які вже будуть зовсім скоро, плани на наступний рік, ще більш грандіозніші, нові проекти та заокеанські мандрівки.
⁉️ До речі, як Вам чоловічий Flat Lay?😉
How much snow it typically takes to cancel a school in USA (2014)
1. The lightest green says "any snow" but also includes merely the prediction of snow. Also, this is snow accumulation over 24 hours/overnight.
2. In much of the Midwest and Great Plains, school closing often depends more on wind chill and temperature than on snow accumulation ("cold days"). Thus, this map may be misleading in those areas.
3. Many jurisdictions in California and other western states have significantly varied snowfall, depending on elevation. This makes it difficult to find an "average" number, or often makes it misleading.
4. Urban areas like Chicago and New York have more resources to clear snow and often need more to cause closings.
5. To everyone saying "I grew up in so-and-so and we never closed school," policies have changed in the last 20 years to make closing a much more common occurrence. Just because schools stayed open back then doesn't mean they do these days.
6. Hawaii does get snow! Just... not where people live.
7. Data was taken from hundreds of various points from user responses and interpolated using NOAA's average annual snowfall days map.
Source: reddit user atrubetskoy