tirsdag den 24. juni 2008
The Vikings discovered America. They just didn't tell enough about it. Maybe this is partly due to their raging and pillaging in the rest of Europe. While being robbed and killed people do not tend to pay to much attention to information regarding islands far far away.
This map of the northern part of Europe was published in 1558 but supposedly made already in the late 14. century. It depicts the northern and western countries of Europe. It is pretty accurate, especially recarding the longitude. This gives some concerns regarding it's autencity. Futher more... America is discovered, and that would make the Zeno brothers (who made tha map) the true discoverers of America. Well, if we disregard the viking Leif the Lucky and his crew...
tirsdag den 27. maj 2008
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This is truly amazing. The fact that Adam & Eve were born on the border of Kenya and Ethiopia and from there migrated throughout the world really astonishes me. Especially passing the Bering strait in order to migrate to the Americas. What really really really leaves me questioned is. What drove them ? Why did they migrate? Why wander through really difficult lands? Is this one of the defining factors of the human race? Our curiosity, our need to explore new territory (not just land)?
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Again, a map interesting the economically sensed map interested reader :)
But Antarctica is definetely wrongly sized ;)
Besides GDP is in market prices, i.e. production is valued according to exchange rates. A map showing size according to GDP in puchasing power terms would be at least as interesting... it'll come soon!
For the economically & map interested reader.
The states are renamed after countries that have a similar GDP level. So it shows how what country the individual states total economy compares to. Interesting perhaps.
Soon I'll find a map showing how the individual states GPD per capita compares to other countries. The picture would be completely different from the above!