Map Monday: USA Geography Weirdness Including Minneapolis Equals Venice

Here’s a fun video, via Kottke, about some strange geographic alignment perceptions having to do with the United States. It includes a shoutout to Minneapolis, which is at roughly the same latitude as Venice, Italy.

Here’s the vid:

The latitudinal alignment should not come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to’s downtown Minneapolis’ Venetian canal proposal, and subsequent heated debate:

Skyways and flooded streets with Gondolas in Minneapolis.

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4 Responses to Map Monday: USA Geography Weirdness Including Minneapolis Equals Venice

  1. Bob Roscoe July 16, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

    Not quite up to Venetian canal waterways, but better than the other Venice in Southern California. To add a real old time feature here is for the gondoliers to sing Whoopee John polka songs.

    • Bill Lindeke
      Bill Lindeke July 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

      and better than the Venice in Las Vegas…

  2. Chris Steller July 17, 2018 at 8:36 pm #

    More like Rhodes imho

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