your birthsong

Here’s the song that topped the charts on the day you were born

… I’m not just going to let you walk away, just let you leave without a trace. Go to Playback.FM and find out what your birthsong is. They even let you rewind the tape nine months and find the top song on the (approximate) date you were conceived. So there’s that.

70 maps

70 maps that explain America

The United States of America is many things. It is the world’s most powerful country, and one of its largest. It is a history of political revolution and social progress, as well as a legacy of slavery and genocide. In one sense, mapping the United States should be a simple matter of displaying borders and geography. But America is a complex nation with a long and fascinating history that could never be captured in a single frame. Here’s a glance at America’s past and present, in 70 maps.