History told with Oreo cookies

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Celebrating their 100th birthday, Oreo depicts moments in history with the ever popular cookie of nostalgia and milk dunking. This one showing the first step on the moon is the best. Prohibition comes in a close second. [via]

7 Comments

  • Somewhat clever, but the “history” topics were chosen clearly for their cuteness, and I found them a little random (if not difficult to see on the original site). If you want a better portrayal of an historical timeline in a more corporate rather than product theme, look at the IBM 100 x 100 by VSA ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39jtNUGgmd4 ). This is 13 minutes of video rather than stills, but they pack in a lot of information about the history of the company.

  • When I saw the first one of the imprint in the cream for first step on the moon, I was really hoping that they were selling oreos with different imprints to represent different historic moments. Entirely doable and much more delicious.

  • Aw, the Jaws one is great too!

  • You are aware that there was no moon landing. It never happened. And that’s not the only 1960’s event that didn’t happen: you saw that other Oreo advertisement that showed the peace sign and the dreaded phrase “Summer of Love”. As what writer Joel Selvin stated in his book, “It never happened”. Yes, because there was two things that DID occur in 1967: America came apart (and we’ve have not been together since) and the people in Newark and Detroit saw their cities burn down and people died-and I don’t think it was because of racism: the people knew they were being controlled by the private bankers. And to think this never would of happened had Kennedy not been killed (“Do not forget your dying king” Kevin Costner said in JFK). Now that’s an advertisement I like to see: a piece of Oreo breaking off with the caption: “1963: KENNEDY ASSASSINATED” because I think the 60’s was like the movie “Blow Up”-trying to figure out what was real and what wasn’t.

Favorites

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the eyes of Google suggestions: state stereotypes, national …

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.