Today is Earth Day, so this week's thing worthy of glee shall be thematically appropriate (as well as still not requiring a lengthy writeup, but I am sure that is simply coincidence).
When I was much younger, I was given a stuffed globe as a present, and it is still absolutely awesome.
I spent many happy hours staring at the countries, coloured in purple, green, yellow, and red. While I somehow managed to pick up *no geography whatsoever*, I did come to some basic conclusions about planar graphs
long before we broached the subject in class.
(Graph theory, by the way, is also a thing that is awesome.)
The globes are made by a company called Hugg-A-Planet
, as I found out by dint of looking at the tag. They've got other stuffed planets as well; however, I must warn you that the picture
they have up for *my* Earth is slightly frightening. I could be wrong, but I'm fairly sure human children aren't meant to have solid black eyes. (Hugg-a-planet! Perfect for the budding galactic dominator. Give your pod-spawn an early taste of planetary possession! Doesn't break like a real planet!)
Also, for people who *really* love America
. The family friendly version, at least.