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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…

xkcd: Growing dating pool

An old one from xkcd. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry, but I think he's implying that people who make graphs on weekends are super dateable.…

Local pub flowchart

From Reddit user ddurrr while visiting London. Pretty much my current status and mental capacity. [Thanks, Tom]…

Internet Explorer causation

I'm almost certain this relationship is significant. Side note: Is there a meaningless-correlations tumblr yet? [via]…

Series of concentric circles emanating from glowing red dot

Run for your lives. The red concentric circles on the green squiggly are headed your way. From The Onion: [via @civilstat]…

Nixon signature timeline

Something changed. [via]…

50 percent

Meta. Is it people's interest, or is it actually 50 percent of statistics in the news are worthless numbers that were plugged in to make a story sound more factual?…

A taxonomy of arse

By designer Stephen Wildish, a taxonomy of arse. No comment necessary.…

Stephen Colbert on the USA Today infographic logo

USA Today launched a redesigned logo last month. It's a circle that reflects the day's news in each section. Stephen Colbert reports. [via @albertocairo]…

Netanyahu knows his diagrams

Yes, this is real. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a bomb-shaped diagram to illustrate the line that must be drawn to prevent Iran from creating nuclear weapons. No doubt…

Level of arousal and armadillo population density

It's another label-your-axes joke from SMBC. Yep, still funny. See also: this, this, and this.…

Coolness graphed

Along the same lines as Jessica Hagy's indexed charts, Coolness Graphed charts only one thing: coolness. I got a good chuckle out of it.…

Meryl Streep scatterplot

Vulture plotted Meryl Streep's character faces on a cold-warm, frivolous-serious scatterplot. Sure, why not.…

Typographic superheroes

Designer Matthew Olin unmasked the characters behind the typeface characters for his MFA thesis. Others include sans serif as Batman, slab serif as the Hulk, and handwriting as the Flash.…

Film titles street map

Art shop Dorothy made a map with film titles for street names. The Map, which is loosely based on the style of a vintage Los Angeles street map has its…

Flowchart: Defend yourself against witchcraft accusations

I get accused of witchcraft all the time, so naturally this flowchart by Lapham's Quarterly was of interest. Malleus Maleficarum is an actual thing, by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger,…

Build a pop song, pick the right pieces

Voice producer Kuk Harrell works with performers like Justin Bieber and Rihanna to "make sure that the artist shines on the record." The New York Times has an interactive that…