Having A Bad Day? This Infographic Should Put It In Perspective

Sure, Mondays might seem like they last forever. But compared to, say, the onset of oxidation on Earth? They're not that long, really.

Here Is Today

Whitevinyl

After a glorious weekend, the weather here in New York is grey and damp and cold and awful. It's Monday, and I cut myself while making breakfast and have an undignified bandage on my pinkie finger that's killing my productivity. This day, in short, is long.

Here Is Life

Whitevinyl

So thank you to designer Luke Twyman, also known as Whitevinyl, who created HereIsToday, a little graphical representation of just how short the day really is. "Here is today," it says. Click that and it expands to show the place of today within the month of April. Then the entire year. Then the century. Eventually this expands and contracts to show the entire span of human history, then all of life, and eventually the universe. The universe is much older, it turns out, than today.

Check it out here.