Have you ever wondered what the dial-up modem handshake sound LOOKS like? Just how high were you? Edibles? Maybe next time wait an hour before eating the rest. This is the dial-up modem sound presented in spectrogram form. Sure brings back memories, doesn’t it? MOM! MOM HANG UP THE PHONE.
This is a visualization created by MetaBallStudios (previously) of the size of various cities around the globe as measured by total urban area and not just “city proper (administrative) or metropolitan area.” There are some big-ass cities in the world! Honestly, I had a hard time even fathoming the size
This is a fun visualization of the world’s tallest buildings from 1901 – 2021. I was actually unaware of the two upcoming world’s tallest buildings: the Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the Dubai Creek Tower in Dubai, but after a little research I learned the Jeddah Tower project
This is a 3D visualization created by the folks at MetaBallStudios comparing the sizes of various fictional flying machines. It was fun enough to watch, but I’m more than a little upset they forgot to include my favorite fictional flyer of all time. “Rose from Titanic.” Ahahahahhaha, I showed this
This is a visualization of all Blockbuster store locations in the US from 1986 to 2019. As you could probably imagine, there were very few in the beginning, a ton in the middle (peaking in early 2005), and now there’s only one left. It’s crazy to think there used to