If you have sometimes wondered, as have I, why European history has been so bloody over the years, you may enjoy 5 minutes watching the evolution of their states. I was particularly interested to see the relative stability of France, the steadiness of the U.K., and the quite-recent arrival of Germany on the scene. Italy's turbulence is also of interest. It's too bad that the running dates are not noted.
Some guy by name of Ben Heine does intricate drawings using only circles and vibrant colors. He does a pretty good job. Below is his rendition of Lady Gaga, of whom I know nothing at all. Click to enlarge: