If you’re a Michigander or a Michigan transplant like me, you have probably done this.
Someone asks you where you live, you lift your hand lift, revealing…the mitten. Also known as the Lower Peninsula.
Living in Lansing, I point to the middle of my palm. I live here.
Perhaps it’s a bit rough. But the hand, in this case, makes a sufficient map. And the Strange Maps blog explains just how this hand map is used and what each finger represents. Like how the thumb outlines the east side of Saginaw Bay and the pinkie represents the Leelanau Peninsula.
And don’t worry, the Upper Peninsula is explained too.
A true mashup? Debatable. But at least this map is on hand (ha!) wherever you go.