This world map shows the most notable person in every town from 3500BC-2018AD

Who?

Anyway, there goes my concentration on work for the day. I like this.

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Reese Witherspoon is from New Orleans, not Baton Rouge.

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Looking at my home county, I’m glad to see Panti Bliss is shown under the “Leadership” category vs the “Culture” category.

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Oh! There’s a movie!

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That’s what Wikidata says as well, which provides the source data for this project, so I don’t see how it could be misplaced on the map.

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Definitely flaws in the system. My closest city, Madison WI, shows Gena Rowlands, who was from Cambria, a small town that isn’t even in the same county, while Cambria shows nineteen-aughts MLB player Davy Jones. Not sure why Gena Rowlands would even be in the conversation for a city that produced Chris Farley and Bradley Whitford.

Unrelated: Going down the Wikipedia rabbit hole, I was quite surprised to find that Stacey Abrams, Liz Cheney, and Kris Kobach were all born in Madison as well.

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There are a lot of baseball players. It reflects a Wiki bias.

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Darn. I didn’t make the list…