July 4, 2011

History of the world in 100 seconds

Gareth Lloyd, a British software engineer, has put together a animation of every historical event in Wikipedia. Watch for the Taupo eruption just before 200CE — it’s a long time until New Zealand next shows up.


Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »