BBC’s existentialist website “Your life on Earth” puts your life into perspective.

Have you ever wondered how many times your heart has beaten since you were born (1 billion), how many generations of house flies have birthed since then (18,648), how many major earthquakes have there been (385) or how much the Antarctic ozone hole has increased (21 million km2)?

Well, BBC’s stylish new website “Your Life on Earth” will tell you all this and a whole lot more. 

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I’m a sucker for both statistics and random trivia, and to have so much of it put into perspective while using my birth date as reference totally tickles the more existentialist fibres in my body.

The fact that the website is beautifully designed, completely responsive and as fun as it is insightful only adds to the experience.

Highly recommend it.

 

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New Chrome Experiment whisks you away to Middle-Earth

I’m an admitted fan of both Google and Tolkien, so it’s no surprise that I can safely say A Journey Through Middle Earth” is my favourite Chrome Experiment yet. 

From the Trollshaws to the Lonely Mountain, through Rivendell and Mirkwood, this perfectly crafted digital experience invites you to relive some of the most famous scenes and location’s from The Hobbit.

A Journey Through Middle Earth

Part of Warner Brother’s massive promotion effort for the upcoming “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug“, this website’s navigation is both intuitive and fluid, the transitions are seamless, the loading times are surprisingly short and every little detail is flawlessly designed.

From the world map to the mini-games, from the menus to the scarce text screens, everything fits in. Even on a (powerful enough) tablet the website works perfectly and it’s a delight to swipe, pinch and furiously tap the screen to escape Tom, Burt and Bill.

It might not be the most creative or ground-breaking experienceout there, but the immersion is absolute and I feel like I could spend hours of my day fiddling around with it. Not only because it’s my “job”, but because I just feel like it.