Two cool maps for your afternoon enjoymentWired - Envy:

  • Wiredmagazine maps The Seven Deadly Sins:  The Northwest scores big on measures of Greed (average income vs. the poverty line) and Envy (thefts per capita); middling on Sloth (arts, recreation, and entertainment spending); and relatively lower on Wrath (violent crimes) Gluttony (fast food joints per capita) and Lust (STDs).
  • Solar

    The Land Art Generator maps the surface area required to power the world with solar and off-shore wind.  For solar, the land area is surprisingly small—though I’m sure that, in practice, it would be a substantial impact.

(Hat tips to Leigh Sims and Matt Lerner.)