Best of FlowingData – August 2011

I know most of you have checked out mentally for Labor Day weekend, so here’s some fodder to help you through the rest of the work day, as you dream of steak, burgers, and cold beer.

  1. Price of weed
  2. Flowchart: Should you argue on the Internet?
  3. Bikes of San Francisco
  4. The Sexperience 1000 shows a (statistical) view of what goes on in the bedroom
  5. Who owns the beer
  6. Rethinking the food nutrition label
  7. Statistics PhD wins lottery four times
  8. Mobile patent lawsuits
  9. US post offices spreading over time, 1700 to 1900
  10. People moving

Thanks for a great month and have a nice long weekend.

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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, …

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.

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.