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Real time world statistics. Horrible Histories: Fun Stuff. What is the Deep Web? Media_consolidation.jpg 935×700 pixels. Sumner Redstone, Sleeping with the Fishes. What changed it all, as so often happens, was a woman. At the heart of Redstone's new life, in fact, is an unlikely love story, one he and Paula haven't discussed publicly until now. It began in 2001. Phyllis lived quietly in Boston, while he worked in New York. During the 1990s, Redstone more or less openly dated other women, notably Christine Peters, ex-wife of producer Jon Peters. One of Redstone's brokers at Bear Stearns, Steven Sweetwood, who supervises Viacom's stock-buyback plans, was ruminating about the situation with another Bear Stearns executive when the second executive mentioned that his wife had a friend, an elementary-school teacher, who had never married.

"Let me tell you the story,'' Paula Redstone says. Paula is a cardiologist's daughter from Toms River, New Jersey, a middle child who attended American University, in Washington, D.C., with no raging career ambitions. Sweetwood, however, would not be denied. "Wait,'' she said, "let me get a pencil.'' No, she said. Dictator Death Tolls: Who Killed the Most?, RealClearWorld - The Compass Blog. Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson at Montclair Kimberley Academy - 2010-Jan-29. Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool. File:Nazi Germany.svg. Cancel Edit Delete Preview revert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem).

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MapRomeEmpireAtHeight.jpg 1,346×883 pixels. 12 Maps That Changed the World - Uri Friedman. "All cultures have always believed that the map they valorize is real and true and objective and transparent," Brotton, a professor of Renaissance studies at Queen Mary University of London, told me. "All maps are always subjective.... Even today’s online geospatial applications on all your mobile devices and tablets, be they produced by Google or Apple or whoever, are still to some extent subjective maps.

" There are, in other words, no perfect maps—just maps that (more-or-less) perfectly capture our understanding of the world at discrete moments in time. In his new book, A History of the World in 12 Maps, Brotton masterfully catalogs the maps that tell us most about pivotal periods in human history. I asked him to walk me through the 12 maps he selected (you can click on each map below to enlarge it). 1. 2. 3. This map from England's Hereford Cathedral depicts "what the world looked like to medieval Christians," Brotton says. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. COOL MAPS. 22 Gorgeous Maps That Define The United States Of America. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World.

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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