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Out Of This World: Graff MasterGraff GyroGraff World

In the world of watches, Graff is a nonconformist. It walks to its own beat, like a distinguished nobleman, and as a result, creates watches that are instantly recognizable. It also gives their watches something mystique, as they cater to the top of the market. As there is no such thing as an “entry-level” Graff watch, they all represent the nec plus ultra, of which this MasterGraff GyroGraff World is an excellent example.

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time

When it comes to stainless steel Haute Horlogerie sports watches there is a lot to choose these days. Many are new entries, but some are part of an exclusive inner circle. Among them is the Vacheron Constantin Overseas. Revamped in 2016, the Overseas collection comes with something that many of its competitors don’t have: a world time complication.

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World’s Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently

In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million.

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The Size of Countries in Real Life Versus the Size of Countries on a Map

Maps lie. We all learned this at some point in school, when we realized Greenland wasn’t quite the hulking beast of land mass we thought it was. I mean, Greenland isn’t even a third of the size of Australia. And the UK is teeny! Smaller than Japan, the Philippines, and Madagascar. Come to think of it, all of Europe is way smaller than what we imagine it to be on the map.

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This Map Shows the Size of Some of the World’s Biggest Empires from History

Which empire was the biggest throughout history? Which had the most people? Which had the biggest contiguous empire? The map below details all the most powerful empires from history and shows the area each empire covered, the amount of people they had under their rule, the year they reached their political height, the period of time they reigned, and who their most famous ruler waas.

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