Best of FlowingData – February 2011

February was a good month. We continue to inch closer towards the 50k-subscriber mark, and traffic-wise we’re nearing that coveted 1M pageviews in a single month. It hasn’t happened yet, but I think it’s going to happen soon, thanks much in part to all of you.

In case you missed these, here are the most popular posts from the past couple of months:

  1. Hey Jude flowchart
  2. Map of scientific collaboration between researchers
  3. What your state is the worst at – United States of shame
  4. How Starbucks’ new Trenta compares to your stomach
  5. Map of North American English dialects and subdialects
  6. Where people swear in the United States
  7. A visual guide to eggs
  8. Charted guide to fancy drinks
  9. State of Wikipedia, 10 years later
  10. Map: United States of surnames

Thanks again for reading and sharing. Every tweet and like helps FD reach a wider audience, so please keep doing it (or doing it more :).

Favorites

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.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

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.