Map Lists the Surprising Things Each Country Leads the World In

Did you know that Spain leads the world in cocaine use? Or that Mongolia leads the world in Velociraptor bones? Or that Cameroon leads the world in killer lakes?

Of course you didn't, because most maps just tell you the names of countries or where to find the easiest girls.

Thankfully, Doghouse Diaries has designed the world's first interesting map, filled with such useful information as where to find the most pygmy chimpanzees (the Democratic Republic of Congo), or the longest alphabet (Cambodia), or the highest quality of life (Ireland? Ireland).

"Most countries lead the world in something," writes webcomic artist Ray Yamartino. "Sometimes good things, sometimes not so good things, and sometimes funny things. This map shows what each country does best compared to all other countries."

Sure, a lot of these statistics come from Wikipedia which may not be the most empirical source, but, hey — where else are you going to find a list of countries by tea consumption per capita?

A full-size version of the map can be found here.

Map Lists the Surprising Things Each Country Leads the World In

[H/T: Laughing Squid, images via Doghouse]