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Stunning map visualization shows every nuclear detonation since 1945

The nuclear bomb, that devastatingly powerful world killer of a weapon, has been around for 70 years. The first nuclear bomb—Trinity—was detonated in a test in New Mexico in 1945, a month later the US Army dropped nukes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the world was never the same. Here’s an interesting visualization… » 8/11/15 7:00am 8/11/15 7:00am

An interactive map of places with slightly dirty names

Here's a delightful bit of immaturity to add to your Saturday. Geographer Gary Gale has created an interactive map pinpointing the Vaguely Rude Place Names of the World, so you'll never be lost for the location of Intercourse, Pennsylvania, or Wet Beaver Creek, Arizona. If you enjoy a little geographical innuendo,… » 2/09/13 2:00pm 2/09/13 2:00pm

Interactive Lord of the Rings timeline shows exactly where in Middle Earth Tolkien's adventures took place

If you've spent hours flipping back and forth between the J.R.R. Tolkien's maps of Middle Earth and the prose in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, then take some time with Emil Johansson's interactive chronology of the series, which lets you hover over an event and see just where it took place. » 7/07/12 2:30pm 7/07/12 2:30pm