Can you spot a map trap?

  • Published on May 13, 2019
  • Why do map makers publish mistakes on purpose? Map Men Jay Foreman and Mark Cooper-Jones use a car and a magnifying glass to investigate!
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    JAY FOREMAN @jayforeman
    MARK COOPER-JONES @markcooperjones
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Comments • 1 916

  • Jay Foreman
    Jay Foreman  6 days ago +1474

    If you want to support Map Men without paying a penny, please click on the free link in the description for 30 days of Dashlane Premium. Thanks so much! :)

    • Khuram Mahmood
      Khuram Mahmood 4 days ago +1

      +The Nintendo Gamer 55 Ireland

    • Michael Karimov
      Michael Karimov 4 days ago


    • maxerd
      maxerd 5 days ago

      But we're paying with our psychological adaptation mere exposure brain exploitation bit. It's rather worthless to us but a gohwldmine for marketers.

    • Butt Why??
      Butt Why?? 5 days ago +1

      +The Nintendo Gamer 55 irl means In Red Lingerie

    • Michael Galmi
      Michael Galmi 5 days ago

      Jay Foreman please make sketches

  • Kaide Fabro
    Kaide Fabro 14 hours ago

    You weren't wrong, you said 1936 three times, you said the NUMBER 36 twice.

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman  14 hours ago

      Yes, but one of the events that we claimed took place in 1936 actually took place in a different year. (Not telling you which one.)

  • f1fanforever
    f1fanforever Day ago

    How are your intros and videos so creative, damn it?!!!!!

  • Griffin Gamer
    Griffin Gamer Day ago

    Why have I watched this 4 times? Can anyone tell me?
    *Plays it again*
    Send help...

  • Cringeyness Expressway

    Well, on Ejaculation Maps there js a map trap called “Jay’s Wife.”

    SPYRONINE Day ago +1

    I actually wanted to watch that add at the end. It was weirdly entertaining

  • Nathanimations
    Nathanimations Day ago

    I thought the series ended lol

  • Patrick Jackson
    Patrick Jackson Day ago

    I loved the tiny bit of Lemmings music whilst talking about traps!

  • Ebon
    Ebon Day ago +1

    I love imagining the guy driving by wondering why there are people hissing at each other over maps in front of cameras.

  • Z
    Z Day ago

    "my bank account, your bank account, .."

  • JensonPhan TheMentalMan

    your mom is a trap street

  • Mr. CU NT
    Mr. CU NT Day ago

    There’s one of these near my work. There’s this “street” on the map but in reality it’s just a trail that has a gate at the front that has room on the sides for quad n dirt bikes.

  • Phlebas
    Phlebas Day ago +2

    I work a lot on backroads in northern British Columbia; it's pretty common to find roads on the map that don't exist. Of course, this probably has more to do with the fact that a lot of old forestry roads get decommissioned after use.
    Though a funny anecdote, I was driving out to a project and had a new-to-the-job passenger doing the navigating. "So... we hang a left on the 800 Road and that should take us straight to the project," he says. I drive up and down, looking for the 800 Road and finally ask to see the map. He was looking at an elevation line. 800 m asl.

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  • Harry Lagom
    Harry Lagom Day ago

    I think I came across one today.
    The grassy stretches were replaced with water, and it was a bit annoying.
    All the streets etc were quite correct.

  • Chris Kirtley
    Chris Kirtley Day ago

    There was an interesting trapped Street in 2015 on the BBC

  • Gaming General
    Gaming General Day ago

    At 3:27 there’s another 36

  • KD
    KD 2 days ago +1

    I don’t think I’ve seen anything more British then that call to the map makers hahahaha use r good lads use 2

  • Beauii Daciouss
    Beauii Daciouss 2 days ago +1

    1:34 I ded

  • Steeven Farrell
    Steeven Farrell 2 days ago +1

    I can't think of any trap streets, hope this is informative :)

  • IndyCarFan265 RBLX
    IndyCarFan265 RBLX 2 days ago +1

    *F I N L A N D T A S T E S G R E A T*

  • Lammy Lams
    Lammy Lams 2 days ago +1

    Can anyone explain the 36 joke? Or is it just a recurring laugh when you notice it in the car?

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman  2 days ago +2

      It’s meant to be that we’re being followed by the number 36. We cut a line “Are we being followed by the number 36?” We should probably have left it in.

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  • Liam Mook
    Liam Mook 2 days ago +2

    This is really weird. A couple of days ago I stumbled across an article about Map Traps and was reading about Argleton in particular and when I next go on TheXvid I see this video has just been released. Mad timing!

  • Bodragon
    Bodragon 2 days ago +1

    ((3:20) - That Whitfield Road caused me a great deal of confusion in the summer of 2000. I came to the possible conclusion that the road had been a planned but subsequently cancelled development. It actually caused me quite a fair deal of stress at the time.

  • Xaris Xeros
    Xaris Xeros 2 days ago +1

    01:25 - Hahahahahahaha

  • hawkdsl
    hawkdsl 3 days ago

    People born after 1990 have no idea what a map is.

  • The Trashiest Trash
    The Trashiest Trash 3 days ago

    Congrats on 400k!

  • spades
    spades 3 days ago

    geography now 🙈

  • Gonzoaguijon
    Gonzoaguijon 3 days ago

    Congrats on the 400k!

  • BananaPlayz
    BananaPlayz 3 days ago +1

    Jay: Let me use Dashlane now!
    Mark: *eats passwords* Finland taste great.

    Jay: *whyyyyy now i don't know what password that is i will fit in Dashlane...*

  • Penny Lane
    Penny Lane 3 days ago +2

    Putting nonexistent streets into a digital map that a navsat tries to navigate by sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen anyway. "Turn right. Into this solid wall."

  • Yoboys45
    Yoboys45 3 days ago

    Congratulations on 400k mate.

  • Simon Says Apple
    Simon Says Apple 3 days ago

    Everything you make feels like it's made in the 90's in a way. And I love it.

  • Thomas Whyte
    Thomas Whyte 3 days ago +1

    I love the subtitles.

  • Ella King
    Ella King 3 days ago +1

    This channel is pure gold

  • A Random Aviator
    A Random Aviator 3 days ago

    Haha very funny joke at the end of the video!!!!

  • TheFlatwagon
    TheFlatwagon 3 days ago +1


    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman  3 days ago

      Aw, thanks! :)

    • TheFlatwagon
      TheFlatwagon 3 days ago

      Jay Foreman How did I miss that? Still proud of you, I’ve been subscribed to you for years!

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman  3 days ago +1

      It was #6 a couple of days ago!

  • Brian Ocampo
    Brian Ocampo 3 days ago

    That weird feeling when you're from Sydney and realise that Jay's Brilliant Maps shows a map of Parramatta and Harris Park

  • Bombeast
    Bombeast 3 days ago +1

    Google actually made a fake country named Kosovo. Can you believe it?

    • 0 0
      0 0 Day ago +1

      Thats a big oof to albanians

  • Michael Barker
    Michael Barker 3 days ago

    You guys are funny. I dig it. Subscribed. And also, dashlaned for a bit.

  • Janez Dolinar
    Janez Dolinar 3 days ago


  • bakedbeanishdragon
    bakedbeanishdragon 3 days ago +2

    There's a 'trap county' on a lot of UK maps, goes by the name of Rutland...

    • 0 0
      0 0 Day ago +1

      Gfh ! Fancy seeing you here...

    • ArmyAnts Studios
      ArmyAnts Studios 3 days ago

      Rutland a conspiracyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • AnnoyingLion
    AnnoyingLion 3 days ago +1

    Gotta love mep man

  • MammaApa
    MammaApa 3 days ago

    Imagine living in a world where there are people that claim that our entire globe is a map trap.

  • Productive Gaming!
    Productive Gaming! 3 days ago

    The outro tho😂

  • Productive Gaming!
    Productive Gaming! 3 days ago

    Oh. I want more geography now roasts plss

  • Wulfhere Cyning
    Wulfhere Cyning 3 days ago

    I dunno whether this was intentional or just a mistake, but the 2nd ordnance survey release removed the second word from my village's name and put in "town", despite it never having been called that.
    Locust Plains called that back then, and now too, but on one map called "Locust Town", despite at that time being home to about twelve people in all.
    Makes me wonder why that happened. Did they copy some mistaken local guidebook for the county or something?

  • Fantail Fern
    Fantail Fern 3 days ago +1

    Came for the maps. Stayed for the Bros t-shirt.

  • Inkshooter
    Inkshooter 3 days ago

    Oof, Geography Now CANCELLED

  • AttilaThePun
    AttilaThePun 3 days ago

    I once got lead on to a trap street by a TomTom GPS in one of the more remote locations I've ever been in. Good luck to anyone trying to copy that map!

  • Jefferson McGee
    Jefferson McGee 3 days ago

    Hey, do you happen to be Little Big Planet fans??
    You've included a lot of their soundtrack on your videos

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman  3 days ago

      Really? That’s completely unintentional. I have no idea what Little Big Planet is.

  • sjg1984
    sjg1984 3 days ago

    There actually is a town in South East England called 'Shithole', but it appears as a trap on the A to Z as 'London'. Check it out.

  • Ace0nPoint
    Ace0nPoint 3 days ago +1

    Could these guys BE any more adorable? I mean really.

  • Matt Yaw
    Matt Yaw 3 days ago

    Why did I read the title as "Can you spot a man trap?" Thinking, what's a man trap?

  • David Ager
    David Ager 3 days ago

    I knew I should like Geography Now, but didn't like it, I knew something was off about it. Now I know why.

    Thanks Jay, and keep up the awesome videos.

  • Brian 101
    Brian 101 3 days ago

    Ohh, London is filled with traps alright.

  • Just Some Girl with a Mustache

    According to maps there's a place called Rutford. I thought that was a conspiracy

  • My Name is Gladiator

    Now I understand why Google maps sucks wind so bad. I've had many times them showing a road going through that doesn't. Really a pain in the butt guys. No more traps.

  • Brennan Merone
    Brennan Merone 4 days ago

    I reAlLy LikEd tHis ViDEo.



  • Feynman Was A Genius
    Feynman Was A Genius 4 days ago +1

    I used to live on a trap street. The rent was brilliant but I used to get wet when it rained.

  • sjg1984
    sjg1984 4 days ago

    Are you a Patron of the channel Technology Connections? Just asking as I see a "Jay Foreman" in the list of that channel's Patreon supporters each episode. It would be a bit strange if you were giving money to that channel while asking for money for yours though, so it probably isn't you.

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman  4 days ago

      It is me. We’re fans of each other and we’re sponsoring each other.

  • John Bicycle
    John Bicycle 4 days ago

    When the Chinese hack Dashlane we'll be doomed ... doomed ...

  • DVDspeler
    DVDspeler 4 days ago

    0:30 wow it was fake XD

  • Achyut Chaudhary
    Achyut Chaudhary 4 days ago

    Am I the only one who spotted the Number 36 in the car at: 03:27 ???

  • Libby
    Libby 4 days ago +1

    I love this intro

  • FanVarious
    FanVarious 4 days ago

    If you go on wiki and type in 'Pisspot Island' you will find its an island on the South Branch Potomac River west of Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia. I now wonder if its a map trap? This is not a joke. Check it out :)

  • Felenov-official
    Felenov-official 4 days ago

    Well, Google has a reputation of copying maps. As well as all the other online maps

  • Felenov-official
    Felenov-official 4 days ago

    Store them in 1Password

  • Leo
    Leo 4 days ago


  • Stefan Midjich
    Stefan Midjich 4 days ago

    Did google remove argleton?
    I just can't find it. Seems as made up as "the midlands"

  • Srad Steve
    Srad Steve 4 days ago

    I introduced my wife to map men... We love it!.... (not sure if that makes me sad or not!)

  • WarlegganFangirl1984

    FAKE MEWS 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Chris
    Chris 4 days ago +4

    In Rand McNally, they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people.

  • MrInitialMan
    MrInitialMan 4 days ago

    According the AMA map of Alberta, there's a city called Edmonton in the middle of the province. There isn't. Where the map says "Edmonton", there's only a pathetic dump.

  • Daniel Raiter
    Daniel Raiter 4 days ago

    Brilliant! - Good work guys!

  • Jenko
    Jenko 4 days ago +1

    I bet there are hundreds of trap streets in Thailand

    • 0 0
      0 0 4 days ago

      Ayyy lmao

  • Daniel Pashley
    Daniel Pashley 4 days ago

    The A to Z calls Gants Hill Gnats Hill in one version I have. Also the road Laburnum Street, E2 is placed on the wrong side of Regents Canal.

  • Online Friend
    Online Friend 4 days ago


  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter 4 days ago +8

    Oh hey, turns out these are Jay's actual passwords. I was going to rob him but he's quite a bit overdrawn at the bank, so I put a tenner in there for him instead.

  • jaundice27
    jaundice27 4 days ago

    Love it

  • Dick Pound
    Dick Pound 4 days ago

    2:40 gave me a huge nostalgia hit.
    Lemmings on an Acorn and Amiga memories.

  • Ginga
    Ginga 4 days ago

    who noticed the 36 in the car?

  • Bad Leftfoot
    Bad Leftfoot 4 days ago

    "my girlfriend doesn't exist! It never has and it never will!" Cracked me up

  • LMJ Jenkinson
    LMJ Jenkinson 4 days ago

    What the hell is that? So funny!

  • • Blockie •
    • Blockie • 4 days ago

    Finally map men is back! You actually read my comment!

  • Raynolds Gerald
    Raynolds Gerald 4 days ago

    Griya Alam Permai

  • Box Thing
    Box Thing 4 days ago +1

    This is just depressing

  • Pablo Sanchez
    Pablo Sanchez 4 days ago

    Por eso Murcia no existe...

  • Byron McKenzie
    Byron McKenzie 4 days ago

    Omg these are some nerds and they're getting paid - wow

  • Oli Freke
    Oli Freke 4 days ago +2

    Fake Mews. I think this has won the internet for the day.

  • londonbusexplorer
    londonbusexplorer 4 days ago


  • History Of Socialism

    The salt for the geography now 😂

  • Niklas Lindgren
    Niklas Lindgren 4 days ago

    Did you say Finland tastes great or gray?

  • Tarvis Bickler
    Tarvis Bickler 4 days ago


  • GrandHistoryTV
    GrandHistoryTV 4 days ago +1

    I like maps, they tell you about the area that one lives in. Thank you.

  • Andrew Gwynne
    Andrew Gwynne 4 days ago +1

    Tube map men feat Geoff Marshall!

  • P Rex
    P Rex 4 days ago

    You're not seriously advising people to give their passwords to people they don't know, to be stored on a hackable platform are you?