Infographics are designed to present complex information in a digestible, easy-to-understand visual format. And, y’know, to make jokes about national stereotypes sometimes.
There’s one doing the rounds at the moment called ‘Why people run in different countries’, which supposedly depicts – you guessed it! – the reasons why people from different countries might feel the need to run. Perhaps unsurprisingly, commenters from the countries depicted in the meme quickly came forward to ask “WTF why is Australia upside-down?” and to point out that “Americans don’t run for hamburgers – haven’t you ever heard of drive-thru?!”
Japanese netizens were similarly perplexed by the creator’s choice of what people in Japan are running from, and came up with a surprising interpretation of what’s going on here.