For cartophiles and fans of European history, this is super hyper mega cool:
I get a little excited when Rus is swallowed up by the Golden Horde, followed by Polish and Lithuanian domination. I think, “Just wait, you rat bastards,” and then the Russkies pop back on the map and roll over their neighbors. Take that, False Dmitri!
Update: The original video disappeared. I found the newer one above that rolls along at a slower rate. One thousand years in ten minutes—still pretty neat.