Weekend Fodder

Feb 28, 2010

Snake oil? Scientific evidence for health supplements – Some work as advertised. Others are just a waste of money.

Cell phones show human movement predictable 93% of the time – Is this really all that surprising? Work, school, home. Rinse and repeat.

America’s Wealthiest Religions – A Good Magazine transparency. Probably didn’t need to be circular.

Measuring Tweets – Twitter is now handling 50 million tweets per day i.e. 600 tweets per second.

Favorites

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.