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Artist temperaments

Just for kicks, Jimmy Chen plotted artists on a subjective arrogance-vs-genius scale. Above is the one for singers.…

Bourbon family tree

Colin Spoelman for GQ illustrated an educated guess of the bourbon family tree. This chart shows the major distilleries operating in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana,…

Why traffic waves and congestion happen

You're on the freeway, traffic is moving along, and for no apparent reason everyone slows down. And eventually, for no apparent reason, traffic starts back…

The safest time to drive

As we've seen, there are more fatal car crashes during the weekend and summer months, which is some time between May and September in the…

Quarterback streaks

Mike Bostock, Shan Carter, and Kevin Quealy for The New York Times explore quarterback streaks in the National Football League since 1970. The longest streak…

Science fiction starships, an extensive size comparison

A while back we saw a size comparison of random spaceships. That one pales in comparison to this extensive version by Dirk Loechel. It's got…

Planet and moon resizer

It can be difficult to imagine the scale of planets and moons, because (1) they're really big and (2) they're far away. From where we…

Learn to make animated information graphics

Graham Roberts, a graphics and multimedia editor at The New York Times, is teaching an online class on how to make animated information graphics and…

Extensive timelines of slang for genitalia

The title says it all. Jonathon Green, a slang lexicographer, has two new timelines. The first is an interactive timeline that shows slang for male…

A second on the Internet

In a straightforward view of online activity, Designly shows the approximate number of tweets, likes, votes, and so forth that happen in one second. There's…

Size comparison of everything

If you're like me, you often wonder how big the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is relative to Godzilla or how Godzilla compares to King Kong.…

Internet critique as infographic music video

I'm not entirely sure how to interpret this music video from Franz Ferdinand, but I'm taking it as a critique on internet culture, with…

Climbing the income ladder

In a study conducted by researchers at Harvard and UC Berkeley, data shows spatial variations for the chances of rising out of poverty into higher…

Housing price changes

Shan Carter and Kevin Quealy for The New York Times updated their housing prices graphic from a couple of years ago. Whereas the original interactive…

Income inequality, real and personal

In a different take on the income inequality issue, the Economic Policy Institute, in collaboration with Periscopic, created Inequality Is. The Inequality.is website brings clarity…

Guide to Arrested Development jokes

In celebration of Arrested Development's return via Netflix, NPR combed through the jokes — obvious and obscure — and set them in a handy interactive…

Lego venn diagram

Profound.…

Stop motion video: Food you can buy for $5 in different countries

This stop motion video from BuzzFeed shows how much food you can buy for $5 USD in different countries. For example, five bucks will get…

Flowchart for movie time travel

Mr. Dalliard provides this handy flowchart to organize time travel movies. And yes, I immediately looked for Back to the Future and backtracked.…

Orbiting planets found by NASA Kepler mission

The Kepler mission by NASA has discovered more than 100 planets that orbit stars. Jonathan Corum for The New York Times visualized the ones with…

Wealth distribution in America

This video clearly describes the distribution of wealth in America using a set of transitioning charts. The graphics are good. The explanation is better. …

Personal space per person in various countries

How much space is there per person in different countries? Andrew Bergmann for CNNMoney took a look. Population density measures the amount of people in…