the weight of all things

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todaysdocument:

August 29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in the United States

These are just a few images of more than 3,300 images taken by FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

I went and helped several times in the aftermath of Katrina, and as with any natural disaster, pictures just cannot adequately convey the destruction. 

sunfoundation:

History of the world in 100 seconds, according to Wikipedia

Your history lesson begins in 499 BC, when most of the documented events appear in Europe. Around the middle mark, you see some activity in Asia. Finally, around 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, got lost, and thought he was in India, there’s a burst of activity worldwide. Fast forward to present day, and you’ve got an image that resembles a modern map.