Nuclear explosions and other stuff

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

“1945-1998” by Isao Hashimoto – Nuclear explosions conducted around the world between, um, 1945 and 1998. A counter on the top keeps track of explosions in each country. [thx, bernd]

Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars – David McCandless looks at some petty back and forth. Rectangles represent documents, and are sized by number of edits.

Mood on Twitter – Cartograms representing mood on Twitter over time. Highest level of happy is early morning and late night. Not sure what measure of happiness is though. [thx, sune]

Radiolab and NPR Present Words – Beautiful video from the always entertaining and informative Radiolab. Similar to Moments.

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