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You don't want to know where the Eye of Sauron is. Or maybe you do. But that's not until the third date.

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By the looks of it, GZA is the only member GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard are the only members of the Wu-Tang clan that isn't aren't originally from Long Island Staten Island. HOW CAME HE THEY TO SHAOLIN?

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Edit: Please excuse the errors. We're very white.

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This week, following President Barack Obama's announcement that he is in favor of gay marriage in the United States, Sun Media divvied up a nice little infographic showing the varying legal stances toward gay marriage in the Africa and Asia. Judging by the end result, nary a one Sun Media employee has ever looked at a world atlas.

Let's help them out, though:

1) That is not Saudi Arabia, it's Sudan. 2) That is not Sudan, it's Saudi Arabia. 3) Sudan is no longer a single country. 4) That is not Iran, it's the United Arab Emirates and/or Oman. 5) That is not Malaysia, it's the island of Sumatra, which is a part of Indonesia. 6) That is not China, it's Russia (really?). 7) That is not Uganda, it's Antarctica (REALLY?).

Clearly, somebody needs to rethink their cultural standards.

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Matthew Cusick creates works like these using just maps and a few dabs of paint. Check out more at his site!

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"Ooh, ooh, no, more overhand. A little closer to the hospital. That's it!"

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A little creativity and you can make out all sorts of animal shapes in the London Underground system. Check the via link for more!