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a stumble science video

Europeans Hate Each Other

Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (timelapse map) from Nick Mironenko on Vimeo.

Europe prides itself with its multi-thousand year history.  They laugh at Americans when we say our neighborhood is old at 100 years, they have special rocks that can reliably be traced back a few thousand years.  However, they hate each other.

As the above video can show in 3  minutes what no high school history class could ever get across.  The many border changes and invasions of countries by other countries of Europe over the last 1,000 years.  You just can’t get those drastic border changes without hating your neighbors, and wanting to invade them.

It’s much easier to get a sense of how big the various Empires are by watching them expand across borders, and then contract.  You just can’t get that by reading a book.

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awesome DIY photo

The SnowMAN

That’s a snowman to be proud of.  Some Poles built a 31 foot tall snow giant.  Complete with a barrel for a hat, and a traffic cone for a nose.  No word on what the buttons are made of, but I bet it’s something eccentric.  That looks like half a tree for the arm too.

Man, I remember a few years ago this time of the year we had a complete slide into our dorm room window made out of snow.   It was pretty insane.  Wounder what happened to those pictures/video, I should go and fix that site.

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awesome DIY LEGO photo the greatest

Giant LEGO stuff

Some enterprising young lads have decided to make a relief map of Europe out of LEGOs.  This is awesome.  There’s tons of pictures after the jump because I want to keep the front page of the blog less then 100000000 pixles long, and keep the loading times down too.  So click the jump, or if you’re reading this in your feeds, just ignore this sentence and continue on you’re merry way.