List of islands by area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...Australia is often considered the world's largest island, but it is also considered a continent. Other than Australia, Greenland is the world's largest island.
This map points out the highly uneven spatial distribution of (geotagged) Wikipedia articles in 44 language versions of the encyclopedia. ➖ Slightly more than half of the global total of 3,336,473 articles are about places, events and people inside the red circle on the map, occupying only about 2.5% of the world’s land area. ➖ The map is based on Wikipedia data dumps encompassing 44 languages from November 2012. We excluded articles with more than four geotags, which typically consist of…
A History of the World in 100 Seconds by Gareth Lloyd. Many wikipedia articles have coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Me (@godawful) and Tom Martin (@heychinaski) cross referenced the two to create a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history. Watch as empires fall, wars break out and continents are discovered.
ELEVADOR DE SANTA JUSTA, Lisbon, Portugal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Justa_Lift | Photo: Boris Kester @ Around the World in 80 Clicks. http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/europe/elevador-santa-justa06.shtml
'The Dingo Fence or Dog Fence is a pest-exclusion fence that was built in Australia during the 1880s and finished in 1885, to keep dingoes out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent (where they had largely been exterminated) and protect the sheep flocks of southern Queensland. It is one of the longest structures in the world and is the world's longest fence' Wikipedia