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Map Trivia thing....

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Map Trivia thing....

Postby Cannon » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:42 pm

Somebody told me last night that cartographers of old used to put fake streets, cities, etc. on maps to protect their copyright and to discover if others were copying their maps.

Did you get into any of this in your new book?

Found this link...

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/rea ... zed-copies
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Postby Ken Jennings » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:06 pm

I think this is in Maphead.

Weirdly, it's in Brainiac too.

This is not quite the same but possibly awesomer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu,_Ohio
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Postby Cannon » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:19 am

Ken Jennings wrote:I think this is in Maphead.

Weirdly, it's in Brainiac too.

This is not quite the same but possibly awesomer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu,_Ohio


That is awesomer. Thank you.
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Postby gameshowcongress » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:53 am

Cannon wrote:
Ken Jennings wrote:I think this is in Maphead.

Weirdly, it's in Brainiac too.

This is not quite the same but possibly awesomer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu,_Ohio


That is awesomer. Thank you.


It seems like Wolverine should be from Goblu, rather than someplace in Alberta.
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