Big Eartha

With a diameter of 12.5 metres, the 1:1,000,000 scale, three-ton Eartha, built in the lobby of map publisher DeLorme, is the world’s largest rotating globe.

Housed in a three-story glass atrium at the company’s headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine, Eartha took two years to build and represents Earth as it is seen from space. Every continent is beautifully detailed, with vivid colors illustrating all levels of vegetation, major roadways and cities. Ocean depths are also completely represented.

Amazingly, if you’ve got $6 million or so jangling in your pocket, you can get one too (smaller ones cost less). Anyone? Anyone? Via Gadling.