As I was watching this video, I couldn’t help but think about how easy it is for somebody working at a globe factory to lose an extremity or a limb. There are so many press machines in the process of creating a globe that it just looks like one split-second mistake could cost somebody a lot of pain. [via]

Then again, I’m sure that these people are very skilled at what they do (I mean, they must be since I reckon the pieces must fit together very precisely). Anyway, check out the video because I think it’ll give you a new appreciation for the globe.

By the way, does anybody still use a globe nowadays? I can’t remember the last time I used one.