Created by the World Science Festival, There and Back Again: A Packet’s Tale is the story of what happens each and every time you click a link or type a web address into your browser.
The sheer distances that data travels before appearing on your screen is mind-blowing. And while the video’s visual representations may not be 100 per cent precise or in-depth, the picture it paints is illuminating. Maybe now you’ll appreciate how hard that cat video had to work to get from your aunt’s Yahoo account to your inbox. [YouTube via Boing Boing]