By Emily McDowell, this recounting of dates initiated by the internet is funny. Fittingly posted on Valentine's Day, a sample: Estimated percentage of profiles containing the description "funloving": 80 Estimated…
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Flowchart: Should you vaccinate your child?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.…

Dataish physical gift things
Giftbuying season is in full swing, and it's time to get stuff for your loved ones. But, it has to be tangible, because stuff that occupies space in the physical…

Player shows tremendous growth towards Godzilla
TNT described NBA player Anthony Davis' growth and accompanied the discussion with a graphic that showed a picture of Davis over the years. To drive the point home I guess…

Baseline matters
Sweet, I guess Fox News had it right all along. I'm going to save a ton of space by truncating my vertical axes from now on. I just might go…

Alinea cooker
Alinea is a restaurant by Grant Achatz known for deconstructing flavors and piecing them together again for bites of deliciousness. They have a cookbook that describes how they make their…

This is big data.
A oneoff tumblr that catalogs stock images that depict the tumultuous, rising sea of big data. Nice. Still though, nothing beats Big Star Trek Data.…

Why pursue a PhD
Philip Guo provides three practical reasons on why it's worth pursuing a PhD. Worth considering if you're hemming and hawing about graduate school. Then again, it's just as easy to…

Director of Basketball Analytics. Must know Excel
When you hear about sports analytics in the news or when announcers talk about it during a game, it seems like really advanced stuff is going on behind the scenes.…

Teaching math through percussive dance
Malke Rosenfeld uses percussive dance to teach math to her elementary students. The program is called Math in Your Feet. Through learning dance patterns, students also pick up on math…

A Truncated Story of Infinity
A Truncated Story of Infinity, a short film by Paul Trillo, explores the infinite possibilities in the mundane and everyday — "cosmic doppelgangers." So many small things can change the…

Out, liar.
By Ben Shabad, fulltime graduate student and parttime cartoondrawing person.…

Mathematically correct bagel
I don't know about you, but I like my bagel as two roughly cut, congruent linked halves. I usually use a fork, aluminum foil, and some duct tape. No more.…

Too many numbers
Numbers is a short film by Robert Hloz where some people see numbers appear above others' heads. What the numbers are varies by the person with the ability, and it…

Normal vs. paranormal distributions
By Matthew Freeman. This is important.…

Duck vs. rabbit plot
Not sure where this is from, but feel that tingle in the back of your head? That's the feeling of your mind blowing up.…

Modern Love
Based on a column by Tim McEown, the animated video Modern Love by Freddy Arenas elegantly illustrates a relationship.…

Mathematical cake slice
Sir Francis Galton, creator of the concept of correlation and regression toward the mean, wrote a letter to the editor of Nature in 1906 on the best way to cut…

Truth Facts comic
I'm not sure how I just came across this now, but the Truth Facts comic by New Creations is right up my alley. It's essentially a collection of charts and…

Data grab bag
— Using Dates and Times in R. — Jerzy Wieczorek describes his first semester as a stat PhD student. — Apparently there's a stochastic process in probability theory called the…

Religion and life expectancy
The person in this cartoon nailed it. I'm going to do the same starting this weekend, and I recommend that you do too, if you want to live longer. (Couldn't…

FlowingData Gift Guide 2013
The holiday season came out of nowhere this year. Everyone put their lights up over the weekend while I'm stuck trying to figure out what day it is. If you're…

Bart Simpson and the cone of ignorance
Nice. See also Lisa Simpson on the curve of knowledge. [via reddit]…

Infographic satire
SMBC pokes fun at big "informational" graphics with a selfreferencing graphic that displays 6 reasons why said graphic is useful. It's not so much the size as it is the…

How you know you’re in an upscale neighborhood
By way of reddit, analog traces, or as they're more commonly known: dirt.…

Pie charts about pies with pies
Josh Sundquist and Hannah Hart made a video about pies, the edible variety with the chart made with the edible. [Thanks, Lee]…

Teacher forces student to do math to unlock phone
The title caption reads: "A classmate was caught using his phone in maths. The teacher took his phone and set a passcode. He gave him this back with his phone…

The Boy Who Loved Math
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdős, written by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham, is a kids' book on the life of the prolific…

Math and bad drawings
Ben Orlin likes math and teaching. He's bad at drawing. He has a blog on math and teaching with bad drawings. This blog is about the things I like. It’s…

Insecurities of age through the eyes of Google Suggest
In this straightforward video, Marius Budin offers a look at our insecurities as get older through the eyes of Google Suggest. If anything, it's clear that there's one thing we…