Monday, May 09, 2011

How much oil?

Oil'd from Chris Harmon on Vimeo.
It is easy to imagine a group of five things. Most of us can picture ten or twenty. Even hundreds can be grasped via parts of our everyday experience. But we're intuitively poor at very large numbers. Infographics like this help to fill in gaps in our imagination with comparisons we can put some kind of handle on.


Donna said...

7 hours! Unbelievable.

Mike W said...

perhaps we should be encouraging more oil spills

byron smith said...

Mike - Did you see this?

Or if you don't feel like laughing, then try this one.