Max Galka of Metrocosm has created an amazing interactive map that records the formation of new cities over the course of 6,000 Years, from 3700 BC to AD 2000. Watch the video below, as the world’s cities are born one-by-one in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.
Just like with global passport power, car insurance website Captain Compare has created an interactive site that ranks driving licences around the world by their overall power, based on their permissions and restrictions. The greater the power the fewer restrictions you will face when driving abroad. According to the website, the UK and France (97)… Continue reading The Most Powerful Driving Licenses Around The World
Artist Nicholas Rougeux has created “Colors of World Flags,” an art print that features 272 different world flag by color combinations. The wonderful art print is available for purchase as a poster in different sizes online at Zazzle. via: Laughing Squid
Alberto Lucas López created a fascinating infographic that breaks down the world’s most common languages and the countries in which they are spoken. The infographic represents the 4.1 billion people around the world who speak one of the 23 most-spoken languages as their native tongue. Click here for a larger image.
NASA’s CALIPSO satellite tracks how much dust makes the trans-Atlantic journey from the Sahara Desert to the Amazon rainforest. Among this dust is phosphorus, an essential nutrient that acts like a fertilizer, which the Amazon depends on in order to flourish. The new dust transport estimates were derived from data collected by NASA’s satellite from 2007… Continue reading NASA Satellite Tracks Saharan Dust To Amazon In 3-D
A satellite image of the smoke from a few of the burning Kuwaiti oil wells dated on April 7, 1991. “The plume boundaries/the maximum assumed extent of the combined plumes from over six hundred fires during the period of February 15 – May 30, 1991. The number of oil fires peaked between February 22 and 24, when… Continue reading Photo Of The Day: Kuwaiti Oil Fires
New York-based artist Andy Yoder created a giant world globe sculpture made entirely of hand painted matchsticks. Andy has spent nearly two years on his piece, Early One Morning, painstakingly applying thousands of painted matches to create the sculpture. “Early One Morning” will be on display at the Winkleman Gallery in New York City as part of the PULSE New York… Continue reading Incredible Giant Globe Made Out of Hand Painted Matchsticks
The map above shows the closest of nine major coffee giants within a 10-mile radius throughout the U.S. and southern Canada. As you can see here, many popular American chains are represented here, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Caribou Coffee, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. (Blenz, Coffee Time, and, of course, Tim Hortons are Canadian brands.) Starbucks is scattered all over… Continue reading Map of Coffee Shop Chains in the United States