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Tuesday Map: Subway systems to scale

Artist Neil Freeman (a fellow Oberlin alum!) created these fascinating scale maps of subway systems around the world:

New York City:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris:

 

 

 

 

Moscow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seoul:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many more cities as well as lots of other cool maps at Freeman's website, fakeisthenewreal.

Hat tip: Miranda Blue

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Want to buy Pol Pot's toilet?

As Tyler Cowen says, there really are markets in everything:

A former Khmer Rouge official photographer has put on sale for 1.5 million dollars what he claims to be Pol Pot's clothes, sandals and toilet, along with thousands of photographs and other artifacts he collected during the genocidal regime's 1975-79 rule. "I will sell Pol Pot's sandals, toilet, his uniform and cap, thousands of photographs and the two cameras I used during the Khmer Rouge period," said Nhem En, who was recruited to take photographs of detainees when they arrived at Tuol Sleng torture prison in Phnom Penh.

"I am asking for 1.5 million dollars, but the price is negotiable," he added.

Interestingly, he tried to sell just the shoes and toilet for $500,000 in April but didn't get any takers.