EBM and Clinical Support Librarians@UCHC

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Other Stuff/News: Clocks from poodwaddle.com

Here is a unique free site: Poodwaddle.com. I found the “World Clocks” on this website to be compelling… when you view the live page (rather than the static screenshots shown below), there are running meters showing number of worldwide births, deaths, rates of infectious diseases, etc. You can order the display to show statistics by year, month, week, day or “now”. There are other clocks on Poodwaddle.com such as a world population clock, a worldwide clock showing 7 international timezones and one claiming to show the Number of Illegal Immigrants in the U.S.

Good visual information even though I (ever the dweeby librarian-statistician) cannot discern exactly where they are getting their statistics from.

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U.S. Crime Clock

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Planet Earth Clock

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On the “About” page, Poodwaddle describes itself as “A search engine home page you can customize. Create your own home page with a search engine, dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, maps, calculator, games, and more”.

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3 responses to “Other Stuff/News: Clocks from poodwaddle.com

  1. marla April 22, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    this is amazing information displayed in really different way!

  2. victoriahottinger January 19, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    I really enjoy the planet earth clock I embed it once when I first bought this computer and lost it some how then i was browsing amongs friends of friends and stumbled on it lolll love it

  3. creaky15 January 19, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Thanks for your comment – Poodwaddle is a great site. That post has one of the highest-hit counts on this blog,
    Cheers – Creaky

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