If you're like me, you've often sat on a beach, feet in the sand, and looked out on the ocean wondering what was on the other side of that vast expanse of water. And if you're like me, you've never bothered to make the relatively limited effort required to actually answer that question.
Thankfully, the Washington Post's Wonkblog staff has entertained similar musings, and has both the motivation, resources, and editorial freedom* to seek answers.
I'm pleased, now, to know that while I sit on the back porch of the Martha Wood cottage, pleasantly daydrunk, I'm looking across the Atlantic Ocean at a guy on the west coast of Spain. Cadiz, maybe. I assume he's tipsy on rioja, rather than Red Stripe.
* - We've got way too much editorial freedom, and we've got the resources, so I think we all know where the issue lies. Look at this global version of the map and we'll just ignore the elephant.