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Intelligence/stupidity geological map

Obvious, really.
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A map of the land areas of your planet, with the portions vulnerable to hurricanes, typhoons, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, Democratic presidents and other unavoidable natural disasters clearly marked in a contrasting colour scheme.

The legend indicates the contrasting coloured area as being" where the stupid people choose to live"

Those living outside the designated areas are, de facto, the intelligent ones (even if only marginally so).

8th of 7, May 16 2012

Saipan http://en.wikipedia...federal_regulations
[not_morrison_rm, May 18 2012]

The Disaster Center Ranking of Tornado Risk by State http://www.disaster...om/tornado/rank.htm
Goes somewhat against the popular notions [Klaatu, May 19 2012]

Volcano in Chile shuts down air travel in Australia and NZ http://www.news.com...rfq80-1226073731601
[AusCan531, May 23 2012]

Krakatau http://www.volcanod...y.com/krakatau.html
[UnaBubba, May 23 2012]

trailer park massacre http://media.photob...ridaTrailerPark.jpg
[xandram, May 23 2012]

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       A couple more criteria needs to be added to your list: Overcrowding Pollution Slushy/icy roads Week after week after week of gray, drizzling overcast gloomy skies (after week after week).
AusCan531, May 16 2012

       Of course wales will be included.
8th of 7, May 16 2012

       If you include blizzard, drought, and famine, that cuts it down to England, Wales, and West Virginia.
Alterother, May 17 2012

       //famine, that cuts it down to England,   

       not if you include Turkey Twizzlers
not_morrison_rm, May 17 2012

       As opposed to the Intelligence/stupidity Genealogical Map, which points out where your ancestors came from, highlighting those who were too stupid to leave what was already a dank, overcrowded wallow.
UnaBubba, May 17 2012

       This is getting a bit Uk/Australia criminal ancestors debate-ish.   

       Uk person says to Au person "all your ancestors were criminals" Au persson -possibly a Finnish ancestor in there somewhere but, I digress. Anyway, back at the Au person (or persson) who says "Ah, but the Uk didn't deport all the criminals, so a lot of them remained in the Uk and contributed to your parentage".   

       And so the "whose ancestors were criminals" debate tends to rattle on..
not_morrison_rm, May 17 2012

       It's not actually like that at all.   

       To have convict ancestors in Australia is actually quite something of a coup. Apart from anything else it means that your family have been here longer than most other immigrant Australian bloodlines.   

       It's pretty amusing to hear Poms calling us "convicts" and "criminals" and thinking that it's an insult.   

       I was actually referring to [AusCan]'s observation about his native Canada... though it's not exactly overcrowded.
UnaBubba, May 17 2012

       Sorry but I remain dubious of any weather / intelligence correlation, noting that the weather's usually pretty pleasant in both Tennessee and Greece, Mt. Vesuvius not withstanding.   

       History tells me that the only difference between an English king and a Australian petty convict is the order of magnitude in the number of people he's robbed.   

       Frankly, those of use who fall outside the polarity of the current Australian / UK cold war here want a new meme.
RayfordSteele, May 17 2012

       I can insult 4 nations in one shot:   

       Canada could have had a blend of British culture, French cuisine and American technology. Instead, we ended up with American culture, British cooking and French technology.
AusCan531, May 17 2012

       The worse thing about Aussies isn't that many of them are descended from convicts, it's that some of them are the offspring of British jailers. - Peter Ustinov
AusCan531, May 17 2012

       ...and the best thing about Peter Ustinov is... I'll have to get back to you on that.   

       The best analogy of Australia, Canada and America is from a Simpsons episode. All hail from mother England, but America went on to make the big money, Australia was the tough kid who always got into trouble and Canada, as old as it is, still doesn't have a girlfriend, if you catch my meaning.
doctorremulac3, May 17 2012

       //here want a new meme//   

       If we can abolish the persistent, loud-trousers- wearing, braying-voiced, look-at-me-I-can-tie-my- shoes, American meme while we're at it.
UnaBubba, May 18 2012

AusCan531, May 18 2012

       My observations were more about the UK rather than Canada, although it has some crappy weather alright. I like William Gibson's line about Vancouver in Burning Chrome:   

       "It rains a lot, up here; there are winter days when it doesn't really get light at all, only a bright, indeterinmate gray. But then there are days when it's like they whip aside a curtain to flash you three minutes of sun- lit, suspended mountain, the trademark at the start of God's own movie"
AusCan531, May 18 2012

       I recall reading that Seattle has an average of 84 days sunshine a year.
UnaBubba, May 18 2012

       To be fair, the days ARE longer in the higher latitudes. On the rainy days, they just seem longer.
AusCan531, May 18 2012

       //84 days sunshine a year.   

       84 days! That's exactly 84 more days than the UK, how do they manage with all the skin cancers?   

       //Mother England has been begging us to let her move into our basement   

       that would be Saipan, unless it has changed rather radically.
not_morrison_rm, May 18 2012

       I see, the quest for esoteric superiority resulting from insecurity is simply part of the national identity. Carry on, then.
RayfordSteele, May 18 2012

       You also need to factor in tornadoes. <link>
Klaatu, May 19 2012

       I don't know why superiority among the Commonwealth is such an important delusion for the Brits. Why is it so hard to accept that the children have outgrown the parent?   

       **Fine Citizens of England, Wales, most of Scotland, and a good-sized portion of Ireland, but mostly just England:**   

       **The kids are alright.**
Alterother, May 19 2012

       Too many Boys' Own and Biggles stories, I suspect.
UnaBubba, May 19 2012

       The unavoidable natural disasters are more interesting than living in some form of soul- destroying geological suburbia. I speak as a total shutterbug.
Phrontistery, May 20 2012

       Storm-chasing is great, when it's you doing the chasing. The same goes for volcanoes. It' just nice to be able to go home afterwards, rather than watching the whole event from the shortly-to-be-erased comfort of your living room…
8th of 7, May 20 2012

       You have to die of something sometime.
Phrontistery, May 20 2012

       Frankly, I'd rather live in an extreme-climate area (which I do) than live somewhere 'safe' and die of boredom.
Alterother, May 20 2012

       I'm not certain whether boredom has ever killed anyone. It seems like an unlikely coroner's finding.
UnaBubba, May 20 2012

       Thus speaks a man who's never been to Swindon.
8th of 7, May 20 2012

       // Storm-chasing is great, when it's you doing the chasing. The same goes for volcanoes.   

       Chasing volcanoes seems a little unsporting? It's not like they can get away.
not_morrison_rm, May 23 2012

       It is true that their habits are almost entirely sedentary; on the other hand, they are quite difficult to injure, and few human adversaries have the ability to release millions of tons of white-hot gas and rock in a fraction of a second, incinerating everything in the immediate vicinity.
8th of 7, May 23 2012

       Living in an area geographically distant from volcanos doesn't necessarily protect you from them as they can get fired up and reach across vast distances. [link]
AusCan531, May 23 2012

       Krakatau will rise and explode again. Apparently that was a really messy one, back in 1883.
UnaBubba, May 23 2012

       //It is true that their habits are almost entirely sedentary;   

       It's a pity it's not sedimentary <laughs at own joke, a very bad sign>   

       Assuming this map is on the net, and seeing as there actually is no way to measure intelligence, surely the data for the map would best be drawn from the locations of where most people look at from?   

       You could add to it with "I'm Nigerian prince who needs help moving money out of the country.." and/or "Tony Blair, greatest ever prime minister, click here to vote yes" I'm sure you can think of a few more..
not_morrison_rm, May 23 2012


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