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Death penalty, the executed and the victims

The Washington Post provides a look at the death penalty in the United States, from 1977 to present. On the left is an icon for…

Military infographic fascination

Paul Ford describes his fascination with military infographics. Here's what he has to say about the graphic above: Take some time with that graphic. After…

The size of Game of Thrones dragons compared

Because Game of Thrones. Max Fleishman and Fernando Alfonso III for The Daily Dot compared the size of dragons on various shows and movies, from…

Exponential water tank

Hibai Unzueta, based on a paper by Albert Bartlett, demonstrates exponential growth with a simple animation. It depicts a man standing in a tank with…

Beer me, Minnesota

The Star Tribune has a fun interactive that recommends Minnesota brews, based on five key beer characteristics. Use sliders to enter your preference of bitterness,…

Surviving on minimum wage

As most of us know, it's not easy getting by on minimum wage, and in some places it's not possible. The New York Times provides…

Olympic event explainer videos

Winter Olympic events are filled with subtleties that if you know about them, can help you appreciate athletes' skills and the sports a bit more.…

Olympic events placed in New York for scale

The New York Times published a fun piece that places Winter Olympic events in the city. Events include the luge in Times Square, ski jump…

History through the president’s words

The Washington Post visualized the use of specific words throughout the years during State of the Union addresses. Since 1900, there have been 116 State…

State gun laws since Newtown

The New York Times explored state gun bills since Newtown. In the 12 months since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,…

Rocky movie breakdown

Fathom Information Design watched all six Rocky movies, classified segments into dialogue, training, montages, pre-fight, fight, and credits, and then visualized it. Rocky Morphology is…

Artist temperaments

Just for kicks, Jimmy Chen plotted artists on a subjective arrogance-vs-genius scale. Above is the one for singers.…

Bourbon family tree

Colin Spoelman for GQ illustrated an educated guess of the bourbon family tree. This chart shows the major distilleries operating in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana,…

Why traffic waves and congestion happen

You're on the freeway, traffic is moving along, and for no apparent reason everyone slows down. And eventually, for no apparent reason, traffic starts back…

The safest time to drive

As we've seen, there are more fatal car crashes during the weekend and summer months, which is some time between May and September in the…

Quarterback streaks

Mike Bostock, Shan Carter, and Kevin Quealy for The New York Times explore quarterback streaks in the National Football League since 1970. The longest streak…

Science fiction starships, an extensive size comparison

A while back we saw a size comparison of random spaceships. That one pales in comparison to this extensive version by Dirk Loechel. It's got…

Planet and moon resizer

It can be difficult to imagine the scale of planets and moons, because (1) they're really big and (2) they're far away. From where we…

Learn to make animated information graphics

Graham Roberts, a graphics and multimedia editor at The New York Times, is teaching an online class on how to make animated information graphics and…

Extensive timelines of slang for genitalia

The title says it all. Jonathon Green, a slang lexicographer, has two new timelines. The first is an interactive timeline that shows slang for male…

A second on the Internet

In a straightforward view of online activity, Designly shows the approximate number of tweets, likes, votes, and so forth that happen in one second. There's…

Size comparison of everything

If you're like me, you often wonder how big the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is relative to Godzilla or how Godzilla compares to King Kong.…
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