Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ve heard it all. There’s a Starbucks on three of every four streetcorners, McDonald’s makes its customers fat and its employees poor. But this map puts these global consumer pandemics head-to-head in the ultimate infographic. Most frightening: McDonald’s 2005 sales were twice that of the GDP of Afghanistan.
Now imagine our astonishment when we uncovered that this was part of a series of maps, one a month, put together by the International Networks Archive, out of Princeton. For a scare worse than fries or Frappucinos, check out the top 20 movies worldwide in 2001.