Sunday, March 18, 2007

Good News For People Who Love Bad News

For those who aren't happy unless they know someone else is miserable, there's good news in the form of the Global Trouble Alert Map, which aggregates in real-time over 50 types of misfortune and disaster ranging in relative scariness from minor earthquakes to forest fires to plague outbreaks. There are USA-only maps, Europe-only, and Hungary maps (which is where the website originates). Clicking on the icons gives a zoomed-in Google Maps view along with newswire info on the incident. Fascinating. (via Metafilter)

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