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Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart | Unusual Ideas | Scoop.it

If time is a river, the Histomap, first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of humanity’s great civilizations becomes a confluence that ebbs, wanes, and sometimes ebbs again, each a separate current in a river that inexorably rages down to the mouth of the present day.

Although certainly not modern, the Histomap is still a breathtaking example of good infographic design: A five-foot, roll-up chart that can fit an overview of human history on any wall. Starting in 2000 B.C. with seven different civilizations--the Aegeans, the Egyptians, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Iranians, the Indians, the Huns, and the Chinese--you travel forward or backward in time as your eyes move up or down 0.75 inches. Some civilizations bleed together, others are swallowed up; some surge, others crash...


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We can learn from history 

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How to grow Grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 steps

How to grow Grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 steps | Unusual Ideas | Scoop.it
Container gardening isn't only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in
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99 Life Hacks That Could Make Your Life Easier - Seriously, For Real?

99 Life Hacks That Could Make Your Life Easier - Seriously, For Real? | Unusual Ideas | Scoop.it
These hacks could make life easier..
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DIY Solar Oven - Urban Farm Online

Manufactured solar cookers can cost in the hundreds of dollars, but you can build one yourself and adjust it to suit your needs for around $75 (or less).
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Ferocious DIY Shoes: Attach A Curious T-Rex To Your Heel

Ferocious DIY Shoes: Attach A Curious T-Rex To Your Heel | Unusual Ideas | Scoop.it
These DIY shoes let you put a ferociously cute t-rex on the back of each high heel. They are bizarrely interesting & just normal enough for every day use.
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Digging a Pirate's Cave - Modern Mechanix (Dec, 1929)

Digging a Pirate's Cave - Modern Mechanix (Dec, 1929) | Unusual Ideas | Scoop.it
By HI SIBLEY

WHILE excavating for a new house in the weed-grown lot next door, workmen unearthed a surprising maze of caves and trenches.
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