Meredith Reba, Femke Reitsma and Karen C. Seto compiled a dataset of urban settlements between 3700 BC and AD 2000. It’s the first of its kind, and while not comprehensive, it does provide a view into growth around the world. Max Galka put together the straightforward map above to display the data.
Growth of cities, going back 6,000 years
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What Alcohol People Around the World Drink
Americans get most of their alcohol from beer, but it’s not like that everywhere.
Looking at educational attainment, income, work hours, and commute, this is who has the same work life as you do.
Americans are Growing Bigger
We keep getting bigger. Watch overweight and obesity rates move up over several decades.