Fool’s World Map

Via Boing Boing tonight comes the Fool’s World Map. Brilliant.

This is a project visualizing the world map which many fools in the world imagine. If you can see this map comfortably, you are definitely a fool.


One day, a Texan asked me a question when I lived in U.S…


The question was “How many hours does it take to go to Japan by car?”. (true story)


He didn’t know where Japan is, and even bofore that, he didn’t know that Japan is an island. And then, I thought. “What kind of world map is pictured in his mind?”


This was a beginning to think that it might be fun to gather those mixed up recognitions of countries and visualize it as a world map imagined by the fools in the world.

I love the map, although it’s kind of depressing how dumb the world seems to be in general…