The planet's history of violence
Visions of the Ring
|Frodo and Strider, on their way for a pint at Bree.|
|Solar beat, like a big cosmic record player, far out, maaaan!|
European Countries Quiz
|Some are easy to spot, but I did struggle to find Andorra.|
This web app from Sheppard Software tests your knowledge of European geography. The name of a country is displayed or spoken and it is up to you to find it on the map, scoring points for correct matches. Sheppard Software have countless other fun educational quizzes on their site.
|A typical rainy day in Lancashire.|
|Hurricane Hermine battering the coast of America right now|
The world population has grown by 0.8 billion people over the past decade. This number is equivalent to more than the population of the United Kingdom each year, or four Americas each decade. Watch the World's population grow from 1CE to the present day and beyond in under 6 minutes.
Isao Hashimoto's map shows a time lapse of every atomic explosion from 1945-1998 with the size of the dot proportional to the atomic yield of the explosion.
Watch a timelapse of every significant battle from 1000AD to the present. The size of each explosion is related to the severity of the fighting.