Gareth Lloyd and Tom Martin thought it would be a fun idea to geo-tag every Wikipedia entry in existence and make a visually pleasing video of the result. Sorta makes it look like nothing of any consequence happened outside of Europe until the 1700s, which makes enough sense if you operate under the assumption that everyone that’s written or edited a Wikipedia entry is most likely rich/ educated/ Western/ industrialized.
http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/visualizing-world-history-according-to-wikipedia-entries/

I appreciate people who do cool, innovative things like this.

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Day 19: A History of the World in 100 Seconds

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