In the latest addition to the put-big-numbers-in-context genre, here’s the history timeline of our planet in the context of 100 yards.
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I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.