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New Interactive Map Shows Every City That James Bond Has Visited

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Being like James Bond in real life would be difficult in a number of ways, more than a few of them physical. The constant fighting, drinking, and other physical activities (read: sexual conquests) have their drawbacks, but at least his job gives him the opportunity to see the world. Ahead of the theatrical release of the latest chapter in the Bond saga, Spectre, geographic information systems company Esri UK created an interactive map that shows all of the character's travel destinations since the release of Dr. No in 1962.

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According to The Guardian, which has the interactive map embedded on its site, Bond has been to 146 cities in 49 countries around the world. The map also includes the known destinations from Spectre, and hovering over each location provides the user with information about in which movie the city appears and who was playing the role of Bond at the time. Even without outer space listed as a destination, Roger Moore is said to have the most stamps on his secret agent passport with a total of 44 locations; Sean Connery comes in second place, with 32 locations.

Head over to The Guardian to start exploring the map.

 

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Mount Jackson Loses Spot as UK's Tallest Mountain After Satellite Reveals Measurement Error
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Geography textbook writers, take note: The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has just made a major correction to its old data. As Independent reports, satellite imagery reveals that Mount Hope in the British Atlantic Territory is 1236 feet taller than previously believed, unseating Mount Jackson as the UK’s tallest peak.

BAS realized the old height was incorrect after surveying mountains in Britain’s Antarctic territory using satellite technology. Inaccurate measurements pose a threat to planes flying over the mountains, and with the mapping project BAS intended to make the route safer for aircraft.

Prior to the survey, Mount Jackson was thought to be the tallest mountain in the British Atlantic Territory and the greater UK at 10,446 feet, the BBC reports. But after reviewing the new elevation data, BAS found that Mount Hope bests it by just 180 feet. Reaching 10,627 feet at its summit, Mount Hope is officially Britain’s tallest mountain.

Historically, mountains were measured on the ground using basic math equations. By measuring the distance between two points at the base of a mountain and calculating the angle between the top of the mountain and each point, researchers could estimate its height. But this method leaves a lot of room for error, and today surveyors use satellites circling the globe to come up with more precise numbers.

Because they’re both located in Antarctica, neither of the two tallest mountains in the UK is a popular climbing destination. British thrill-seekers usually choose Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, as their bucket-list mountain of choice—but at just 4413 at its highest point, climbing it would be a breeze compared to conquering Mount Hope.

[h/t Independent]

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The Most Popular Christmas Candy in Each State, Mapped
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For those who didn’t get their full candy fix last Halloween, the holiday season provides plenty of opportunities to indulge. From candy canes to chocolate Santas, there’s something for everyone—but before splurging on sweet stocking stuffers, check out the interactive map below. Created by bulk candy retailer CandyStore.com, it breaks down the top three favorite candies in each state.

To determine which Christmas treats were the most popular, the team at CandyStore.com surveyed over 50,000 customers and spoke with major candy manufacturers and distributors. Not surprisingly, candy canes were a hit in numerous states, including Washington, Delaware, Vermont, Georgia, Maine, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. California, Nevada, West Virginia, and Kansas residents, however, got into the seasonal spirit with peppermint bark. North Dakota residents preferred chocolate Santas. And Alabama, Michigan, and Utah liked Jelly Belly’s Reindeer Corn.

Christmas candy sales in America are projected to rake in nearly $2 billion for confectioners, according to an estimate provided by the National Confectionary Association. Spend your holiday bonus wisely on treats everyone will appreciate by checking out CandyStore.com’s full results below.

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