Nuclear explosions and other stuff

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

“1945-1998” by Isao Hashimoto – Nuclear explosions conducted around the world between, um, 1945 and 1998. A counter on the top keeps track of explosions in each country. [thx, bernd]

Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars – David McCandless looks at some petty back and forth. Rectangles represent documents, and are sized by number of edits.

Mood on Twitter – Cartograms representing mood on Twitter over time. Highest level of happy is early morning and late night. Not sure what measure of happiness is though. [thx, sune]

Radiolab and NPR Present Words – Beautiful video from the always entertaining and informative Radiolab. Similar to Moments.



Where People Run in Major Cities

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Causes of Death

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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.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.