Best of FlowingData – July 2010

Thanks again, everyone for sharing FlowingData. It was another good month, and it wouldn’t be the same without you. In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from the past month, based on views, comments, and links.

  1. Flowchart to lifelong happiness
  2. History of The Beatles as told by their hair
  3. How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time
  4. Periodic table of swearing
  5. Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing
  6. Citizen’s guide to fancy pants coffee drinks
  7. Flowchart shows the startup business cycle
  8. 7 Basic Rules for Making Charts and Graphs
  9. Who participates online, by age
  10. How Britain has changed since 1997

And remember – the FlowingData forums is still a great place to get your data questions answered, share tasty links, and post visualization job openings.

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How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …