There’s something about realising your place in the universe that can calm the soul. There’s something about recognising that the you and the world around you is in constant flux that can make all of our worries seem less significant. And there’s something about playing with a cool website that can be really fun and just generally cheer you up.
Whether you’re looking for a deep realisation about the nature of life, the universe and everything or you just want to have some fun, we love this from the BBC world.
You enter the date you were born and some details about yourself and it gives you a customised, real-time report on the intervening events in your body and on planet Earth. How many times has your heart beaten in your life? And how does that compare to a blue whale? By how much have the world’s seal levels risen? And how black rhinos were saved from extinction when you were 22?
I don’t know how I lived without this information. Have a go. Take a minute to calm your mind. It’s great fun.