500.000 Hits

This blog has been up since September 2006. In that half year, I’ve posted 90 maps, gotten about 1.000 comments – most of them interesting and/or favourable – and just now the traffic on this site tallied up to 500.000 hits… That’s way more than I imagined for a blog merely intended to be a storage room for some strange maps I like.


Thank you all for your interest and contributions! And especially for any maps you suggest, some of which I’ve already posted, others I will in the future, all of which I appreciate greatly. It’s been cool to find out so many people like maps.

Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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China’s artificial sun reaches fusion temperature: 100 million degrees

In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.

Credit: EAST Team
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  • The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
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