The price of gym membership in 52 countries, mapped

Gym workouts have been off the cards since the pandemic hit, but that’s due to change as vaccination roll-out hits its stride. In the United Kingdom, membership of The Gym Group rose by 33 percent, from 547 thousand to 729 thousand in the first months of 2021. And consulting company McKinsey prognosticates a 5-10% yearly increase in the wellness business just because we have become more conscious of the delicacy of our well-being.

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Maps of the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are the most extensive freshwater system globally (94,600 sq mi / 244,000 sq km). The Lakes contain 5,400 cu mi (22,500 cu km) of surface freshwater on earth or 6 quadrillion gallons of freshwater (22.7 quadrillion liters), accounting for about 21% of the world’s surface freshwater or 84% of North America’s surface freshwater.

Using Digital Elevation Model data, I made the map of the Great Lakes in watercolor style.

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