Geological Time

Look at this, a fascinating map and discussion explaining how the ocean levels during the Cretaceous period influenced the Presidential Election. Incredibly cool stuff.

While researching that I came across this, a map claiming to use the availability of Sweet Tea as a menu option at McDonalds locations in Virginia as a new way to map the divide between North and South. Unfortunately it turns out to be a fiction created as part of a graphic design class assignment on information graphics, but still, a very cool idea, and one that could probably have been turned into reality prior to McD's current addition of "Southern Style" items to their nationwide menu.

3 Response to "Geological Time"

  • Nita Says:

    Um, I send the info that our MacDonalds in Nashua, NH sell sweet tea. Not that I would ever go in there or drink their version, but they advertise it on the signs.

    We're kind of FAR north of any normal north/south dividing line . . . maybe corporate is making a move to conquer Yankee territory?

  • Cully Says:

    Yeah, they added a "Southern Style" menu to their national offerings lately, including sweet tea and a rip off of a Chik-Fil-A sandwhich. So now everybody gets sweet tea. Of course it is really a HFCS monstrosity, but it blew the concept of this map.

  • Dianne Says:

    The tea ain't bad. We jumped all over it on our trip to Grand Canyon by way of San Bernardino for the wedding.