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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…

Always label your axes

From Fluffware, here's a fine reminder to always label your axes. See, it's funny because usually when we talk about labeling axes, we're talking about axes on plots for context,…

Tennis racket mountain range chart

By Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comics. This is what happens when you don't label your axes. Also this. [via Laughing Squid]…

Bed cartography

Doghouse Diaries maps bed regions. I relate to this. [Thanks, Robert]…

Pancake Venn

From illustrator Stephen Wildish: the pancake venn diagram. Is it Friday yet? [via]…

How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

Adam Savage of Mythbusters gives a short talk on simple ideas leading to complex findings. Good. "Just thought a little bit harder" and "were a bit more curious."…

History told with Oreo cookies

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…

Charts with explosions now easier than ever

Score.…

Hemorrhoid venn diagram

This past week I was shackled by a, um, condition where it was painful to move and difficult to concentrate, and Boost nutritional drinks were my friend, and solid foods…

Best statistics question ever

The question is great. The resulting comment thread is epic. What's your answer?

Venn diagram: Platypus playing a keytar

The word you're looking for is epic. From Tenso graphics, maker of amusing t-shirt sketches. [via]…

The Venn Piagram

Get it? It's a Venn diagram made of actual pies. That's why it's called a Venn piagram. [via]…

Flowchart: Which of NPR’s top 100 science fiction and fantasy books should you read?

SF Signal constructs a big arse flowchart to help you sift through NPR's listener-picked top 100 science fiction and fantasy books. It's big and scrolltastic. Check out full and printable…

Most popular infographics generalized

Yep, still amusing. [via]…

Yoda pie chart

"Do or do not. There is no try." — Yoda [via]…

How to drink in public the right way

In case you're wondering whether you should be drinking in that local park (you know, the one with the horsey and swings) this weekend, Jen Cotton for Grubstreet New York…

Cartoon color wheel

Slate places cartoon characters from past and present within the frame of a color wheel. Why are the Smurfs blue? Why is Doug's Beebe Bluff purple? Our aim is not…

Bikes of San Francisco

Tor classifies areas in San Francisco by bicycle. I'd say that's about right. Also available in print. [Bikes of San Francisco via Laughing Squid]…

Flowchart: Should you argue on the Internet?

With the anonymity on the Internet and all, I know it can be a tough decision whether you should be a trolling troll or not. H. Caldwell Tanner and Rosscott…

Cell phones and cancer

xkcd pokes fun at correlation and causation again. Funny every time.…

World map of useless stereotypes

We saw Europe in the eyes of different countries a while back. Christoph Niemann, for The New York Times, runs with the idea and made this handy world map of…

Expanded rules for Rock-paper-scissors

We already learned how to win Roshambo every time, but there's actually more to it. Eyemotive provides the expanded rules, namely tiebreakers and unconventional tactics. I hate it when someone…