Best of FlowingData – October 2011

Another month, another crazy circular discussion on the chances of answering a question correctly. Thanks again for sharing and tweeting. Always appreciated.

  1. Best statistics question ever
  2. Where people don’t use Facebook
  3. The Venn Piagram
  4. Bible sentiment analysis
  5. Language communities of Twitter
  6. #thankyousteve
  7. All numbers lead to one
  8. Kill Math makes math more meaningful
  9. Nobel laureates by country and prize
  10. Venn diagram: Platypus playing a keytar

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19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

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.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

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.