Five Surprising Statistical Facts About Middle-earth
By Hannah Soo Park
Go deeper and deeper into J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth and you’ll realize that it’s pretty tough to reach a dead end—the mystical world is complete with its own races, languages (spoken and written), geography and vast history. So when you’re dealing with a series that involves such finely imagined details, it’s almost inevitable that someone, somewhere, would feel compelled to make an actual database out of it all.
And that’s exactly what Swedish chemical engineering student Emil Johannson did. Thanks to his painstakingly detailed pet project, the LotrProject, we can…
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