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Health Department Creates Map of Every Naloxone-Carrying Pharmacy in Baltimore

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Via Baltimore City Health Department

If you’ve ever wondered where you can buy the lifesaving medication naloxone in Baltimore, the city health department has a useful resource for you.

Where Do Orioles Fans Live?

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via NY Times
via NY Times

Facebook is good for keeping in touch with old friends, and for cyber-stalking your ex’s new girlfriend… but it’s also a rich source of data about millions of people’s feelings about everything from politics to baseball.

This interactive map made by the New York Times using Facebook aggregate data shows the complicated way baseball fandom exists in contemporary America. And it turns out that we really are a divided country–and, in many cases, divided cities–when it comes to what team we root for. Except in Baltimore. In Baltimore, we cheer for the Orioles.

Everybody’s the Worst at Something

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Jeff Wysaski, maker of “funny things” for the Internet, has come up with a map that will either make you feel terrible or kind of proud, and he calls it “The United States of Shame.”

Baltimore Seen Through Brony Eyes

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It’s another four months before the Brony convention descends on Baltimore, but to get you excited in the interim we present this map of Baltimore as a magical Brony playground. Full image below the jump:

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Baltimore Dialect

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Everyone makes fond fun of the Baltimore accent (excuse me, Bawlmer accent), but if you’ve ever been curious about how it came about — or the difference between any American English dialect, for that matter, you will probably enjoy this intense and detailed website — consider it an accent-opedia, perhaps, complete with clips of exemplary accents (thanks, Barbara Mikulski, for ours.)

What I learned:  Baltimore’s accent is part of the Atlantic Midland subset of the larger Midland category. North of Philly, “on” rhymes with “Don”; down here, it rhymes with “Dawn.” (Personally, I can’t tell the difference — but maybe that’s because I grew up in Richmond, a “Lowland South” region.) Furthermore:  “hoarse” = “horse”; “mourning” = “morning”; “four” = “for.” And, in a strange bit of accent fact, unlike people from DC or Richmond or Pittsburgh, Baltimoreans pronounce “bad” as though it doesn’t rhyme with “had,” the same way that New Yorkers do.

If you’re an accent nerd, you can spend all morning with this map, created by an enthusiastic accent hobbyist with too much time on his hands. Ever wondered why people native to Assateague speak so distinctly? Well, the Chesapeake Islands are an “anomalous peripheral area that resisted the Southern shift.” Ah yes, of course. And (who knew!?) the San Francisco Bay turns out to be our accent neighbors (“except that ‘bad’ rhymes with ‘had'” over there — wait, it doesn’t here?). Learn more about “The Unique Position of Nebraska,” “Where do they speak without an accent?”, and “The Pin-Pen Merger, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Texas Cattle Drives.”

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