An amusing tyre jumping competition and a mega map

Quiet by accident I found this youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDn4qfn9Iu8

Please take a look. I do not understand a word of the commentary but I still find it funny. I did not predict the result nor the consequences but that just adds to the interest. It seems to me as though everybody had a lot of fun doing it and I find this enjoyment of the pointless quite infectious.

My second discovery for this blog is, for me, mind-boggling. It is a single map with every person in the US and Mexico, that registered in the census, identified by a dot at the spot that they registered at. Staggeringly, there are over 450 million dots. In order to truly appreciate this complexity you really need to zoom in on the image.

http://bmander.com/dotmap/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+psm-articles%2Ffeed+%28Per+Square+Mile%29

 

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