Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Adventure / Travel / Humor

After 5 years working in the adventure travel industry I've developed enormous respect for the diversity of places, people and cultures around our globe. It's really been humbling to realize how big the world is and how little I know of it (and to what degree others have been able to see so much of it).

That said, you can never take yourself, or humanity, too seriously so I want to plug The Onion's work on their Atlas of the World. It's a very nice implementation of technology and just plain funny. For example, it's description of China:
"With over 700 billion citizens manufactured since 1892, China is the world's
largest mass producer of Chinese."
Warning: This is probably to be avoided by those who are easily offended by political incorrectness or who ever worked in the Peace Corps!

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