From the Guardian US, a simple site that tells you if a record was broken today, and if so, what records. It was pieced together with Google Docs and github, and uses the New York Times Olympics API. [via]
Was an Olympic record set today?
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
How to Spot Visualization Lies
Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.