The Beer Belly of America
My boyfriend Tyler found this great article on FloatingSheep.org today and passed it my way. What makes me so interested the findings is that there is a disproportionately large number of bars in the Midwest (including Minnesota, where I’m from).
The article states that the writer were surprised when they compared the number of grocery stores to bars across the country. Their expectation was that grocery stores would outnumber bars. The results show that you can clearly see the “beer belly of America” peeking out through the “t-shirt of data”. The majority of areas below contain gold dots – in these locations there are more grocery stores than bars. Congrat sif you live in one of these ares. It means your less likely to have an alcoholic person in your life. The problem areas (or what my mom would call ‘fun’ areas) are in red – and this is where there are more bars than grocery stores. I assume there is a correlation between weather patterns and number of bars in a region, but thats for the experts to decide.
For more clever geographical analysis on almost any topic read the FloatingSheep.org.