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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…

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…

Charts with explosions now easier than ever

Score. Update: Just saw the American version on TV using the same idea with different music. Business rooms are going to be rocking next…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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.…

Hitler learns topology

In another reword of the pivotal scene in Der Untergang, Adolf Hitler learns topology. Still makes me laugh every time. [Video Link via @dpatil]…

Organizational charts in major tech

Manu Cornet caricaturizes org charts of major tech companies, such as Amazon with its top-down structure and Google with its slightly less structured structure. Drop…

Sufficiently large X

As comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal explains, this is what happens when a powerful weapon falls into the wrong hands. Or when someone in power…

Flowchart to decide if you should share that pic of your privates

This seems obvious, but apparently there are people who are unsure of what to do with Twitter and social norms. Now you know. Thanks, Good…

What you need to get together

A good one from someone named Cody. I couldn't figure out where this is actually from though.…