The creator explains "A History of the World in 100 Seconds":

Many wikipedia articles have coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Me (@godawful) and Tom Martin (@heychinaski) cross referenced the two to create a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history. Watch as empires fall, wars break out and continents are discovered.

A commenter:

so cool! really incredible how euro-centric it is. i wonder what it would look like if events were weighted by their appearance in the non-english wikipedias?

(Hat tip: Flowing Data)

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