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ADAM NIEMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
“Conceptual computer artwork of the total volume of water on Earth (left) and of air in the Earth’s atmosphere (right) shown as spheres (blue and pink).”
“Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc.
Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth.”
via: boingboing, Telegraph, D. Phiffer
“In the heart of Transylvania lies Sibiu, an important but little known city of 160,000. Outside Romania, Transylvania is best known as the sinister setting of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. Yet within Romania, the region is known for the outstanding beauty of its Carpathian mountain landscape and its rich and significant history. In 2007, Sibiu was the European capital of culture, and apartments surrounded by cobbled streets and pastel colored buildings can be picked up for under 50,000 euros ($65,000).”
1. Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
2. Saint-RÃ©my-de-Provence, France
3. Copenhagen, Denmark
4. Kefalonia, Greece
5. Ljubljana, Slovenia
6. Burford, England
7. Budapest, Hungary
8. Sibiu, Romania
9. Rome, Italy
10. Deia, Majorca
Use the slider to view past Olympics, or click on a country to display a list of its medal winners – here.
via: Strange Maps
UPDATE: See other similar maps which show everything except atheists and scientologists – here. They even have a map for listing how much of a location â€œbelievesâ€ in something, how many religious adherents there are out of all residents, etc.
Update via: Strange Maps