Incredible Photo of Mt. Everest
You guys have to see this. I've become addicted to reading Hacker News to keep up with tech news while my project is building, and this is one of the gems from there.
It's a 2B pixel photograph of Mt. Everest. Try to find the climbers! (You can use arrow keys on your keyboard. It's much easier than using the mouse.) It's difficult to find them unless you know where to look. So, let me help you out. Here is the climbing route people take:
photo via alan arnette
How amazing is that? I lost all sense of proportion when looking at it. But following an ant-like trail of people attempting to summit the Earth's highest peak truly gives you a feel for how gigantic this mountain is.
Did you spot all the tents at Base Camp? It's like a small city! And the orange tents at Advanced Base Camp?
PS. If you're in the mood to be spooked, read about the dead bodies that line the way to the top of Everest (here, here, and here). People are crazy.