Because you can never get enough videos to remind you how tiny you are compared to the rest of the world. Catch the video below. And a good MLK day to you.
[Video link via Chart Porn]
Nice! In a similar vein, this visualisation takes the scale in both directions – universe and atom:
Don’t miss the bit about the surgical mask / virus.
The best video of this kind I know of is this one (by the American Museum of Natural History):
“This is the Universe. It’s really, really big…”
FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better — mainly through data visualization.
As for me, I'm Nathan Yau, and I have a PhD in statistics, with a background in eating.