Amusing Monday: A clock for all thingsSeptember 2nd, 2013 by cdunagan
You gotta love this clock. It’s style is reminiscent of the industrial age, but it reveals lots and lots of statistics about the modern world.
The opening page begins with an ongoing count of the world population, along with a tally of births and deaths. Click on any of these elements to reveal a breakdown in the population by age and location and causes of death. Find alternate population estimates. You can also reset the births and deaths tally from the beginning of the year, month, week, day or moment you push the button. (Flash is required to view the clock. See help.)
Be sure to explore the other areas, listed in the left column, including environment, energy, food, economy, crime and smile. Under environment, you’ll find a prediction of global warming and sea-level rise. Click on the top element for a further explanation of the data.
I want to thank Art Schick for calling my attention to this
amazing clock. The clock was created by Poodwaddle. I can’t find
much about the creators of the clock, but we know that Poodwaddle
has been around about six years. To view other widgets of various
types, go to Poodwaddle-All.