Projects

Results of a restless mind late at night.

Million to One Shot, Doc

Between 2009 and 2014, there were an estimated 17,968 visits to the emergency room for things stuck in a rectum. Here are those things' stories.

Why People Visit the Emergency Room

These are the top 250 products that people injure themselves on or with in a year.

How You Will Die

So far we've seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let's put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person's entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Most Common Use of Time, By Age and Sex

Typical time use varies by who you talk to. This interactive shows you the differences when you vary age and sex.

Counting the Hours

Every day is a bit different, but here is a wideout view of how Americans spend their days. Compare with your own time use.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.

Work Counts

Looking at educational attainment, income, work hours, and commute, this is who has the same work life as you do.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here's a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Who Earned a Higher Salary Than You

Work changed over the years. Salaries changed over the years. I was curious: If you compared your personal income from present day, how would it compare to the distribution of salaries in previous decades?

The Statistical Atlas that Keeps On Going

I already revived the first Statistical Atlas of the United States from 1870 with modern data, but there's still more data to look at. So I kept on going.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today's publicly available data.

Brewing Multivariate Beer

I was toying around with the idea of multivariate beer, where the ingredients varied by county demographics. Could I taste the difference? Here's how the experiment went.

Sandwich Place Geography

Subway dominates the sandwich chains.