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The above map of the world, drawn by Facebook data structuring intern using connections between 10 million Facebook friends ( full-size link ), is interesting enough in itself until you realize that all of the country borders are entirely drawn using Facebook friend connections too. Even if the world was dark and totally unmapped, Facebook could produce a remarkably good approximation of most of its continents’ boundaries, and even the borders of some countries. It still took some clever math.
An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company.
Here is an ordinary map of the world: Click on image for a larger version Roughly speaking, on a map like this, the sizes of the countries of the world are in proportion to their actual sizes on the surface of the planet and their shapes are the same as their actual shapes. (This is only approximate though, since some distortion is inevitable when you go from a spherical planet to a flat map.)
< --- View the Maps ---> 46 Historical Maps of the Eastern Hemisphere: by Thomas A.
home page Down to: 6th to 15th Centuries | 16th and 19th Centuries | 1901 to World War Two | 1946 to 21st Century The Ancient World ... index of places Aegean Region, to 300 BCE
The first Christian communities (1st century) This map is part of a series of 17 animated maps showing History of Christianity . 4 are currently available online Independence for India and Pakistan Clement Attlee, the Labour Prime Minister who replaced Winston Churchill in July 1945, soon realised that independence for India was inevitable, but disagreements among the Indian politicians made the negotiations very difficult.
The shifting pattern of national participation in the modern Olympics SINCE becoming an independent state in June 2011, South Sudan has had more important things to worry about than the establishment of an Olympic organising committee. So its marathon runner, Guor Marial, will have to compete under the five rings of the Olympic flag at this year's games, together with three athletes from the Netherlands Antilles. This quartet can consider themselves unfortunate, as athletes from 204 other countries will compete under national flags at London 2012.