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Maps of where Olympic athletes are born and where they move to

The map above shows the birthplace of the 500 athletes the United States sent to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The break down:

  • 9 percent (43 athletes) – are from Los Angeles
  • 3.6 percent (17) – are from the Bay Area
  • 3 percent (14) – are from greater New York
  • 2.3 percent (11) from Dallas.
  • 8 percent were born abroad

This map shows where these athletes are currently living:

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The glory of M&M's

*This is a cross post from a new 1X57 project – OmuthituSchool.com*

Have you ever been away from home so long that you start missing the strangest things?

For me it’s always hometown doughnuts and Mexican food.

For Spence, who has been in Africa for 16 months, it’s M&M’s. Here’s a message I just received from him:

“Alright, goods news off the bat. I received your awesome package today and immediately downed 2 bags of M&M’s (with some sharing involved)…As you can see, my hyperness is still lingering. It’s funny too how much enjoyment I can get from a bag of American M&M’s.”

It’s always the little things :)

 

The glory of M&M’s

*This is a cross post from a new 1X57 project – OmuthituSchool.com*

Have you ever been away from home so long that you start missing the strangest things?

For me it’s always hometown doughnuts and Mexican food.

For Spence, who has been in Africa for 16 months, it’s M&M’s. Here’s a message I just received from him:

“Alright, goods news off the bat. I received your awesome package today and immediately downed 2 bags of M&M’s (with some sharing involved)…As you can see, my hyperness is still lingering. It’s funny too how much enjoyment I can get from a bag of American M&M’s.”

It’s always the little things :)