Posted by: bluesyemre | December 16, 2012

Electrical socket map of the world by National Geographic

  • The ‘American’ model (yellow), consisting of two vertical rectangular openings, side by side…
  • The ‘subcontinental’ model (dark green), a triangle of circular openings…
  • The ‘antipodean’ model (light blue), made up of three rectangles arranged to look like the mask from the Scream movies, is used in only four countries, all in the Southern Hemisphere: Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
  • The ‘imperial’ model (dark blue), two flat rectangles below, one upright on top, quite clearly is a remnant of the British Empire, as it is used not only in the UK and Ireland, but also in that swathe of Africa with which Cecil Rhodes had once sought to connect ‘the Cape and Cairo’…
  •  The ‘European’ model (light green), which looks a bit like Wall-E…

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