Best of FlowingData – May 2011

I wish there was a way to slow down time. Another month whirled by just like that. In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from the past month. Thanks again for sharing, tweeting, and liking. Every bit helps this little blog of mine reach a larger audience.

  1. Flash vs. HTML5
  2. Seven year itch: When do people get married and divorced?
  3. Plush statistical distribution pillows
  4. How to map connections with great circles
  5. Find everywhere you can go in 15 minutes or less
  6. MacGyver recipe book – All 7 seasons of diversions and mischief
  7. Geography of hate
  8. A century of deaths and a lot of fake blood
  9. Why you shouldn’t eat farmed fish – a graphical explanation
  10. Better Life Index measures well-being across countries

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Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

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.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

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.