Are you suffering from cartocacoethes? If so, then the Accidental Geography posts from Strange Maps is for you. Strange Map defines cartocacoethes as “the uncontrollable urge to see maps in everyday, non-cartography-related objects.” The term was originally detailed on John Krygier’s Making Maps blog. Strange Maps has two posts representing a collection of real-life objects and events that look like various countries and continents. The collection of photography is quite fascinating, some taken of truly remarkable coincidences, others of objects that look manipulated. Food seems to be the most common object upon which people seem to see countries.
- Accidental Maps: Cartocacoethes or Blatant Pareidolia?
- Accidental Geography, the Long-Overdue Sequel