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Perceived vs. actual country rankings

Lisa Strausfeld, in collaboration with GE, compares perceived country rankings and actual ones. Innovation is the key driver of business and economic success. In January…

Women’s dress sizes demystified

Women's clothing sizes have always confused me. My wife always has to try on an array of sizes, and it seems to vary by store.…

Mac vs. PC people

Recommendation site Hunch is another one of those applications that knows a ton of random stuff about its users. In case you've never signed up,…

History of detainees at Guantánamo

On January 11, 2002 the first detainees arrived at Guantánamo. On January 22, 2009, President Obama ordered Guantánamo to close in a year. The Guantánamo…

Water changes everything in motion graphics

In the most recent media push for Charity: Water, a video of motion graphics explains the importance of clean water and what millions have to…

See what you and others tweet about with the Topic Explorer

When you first come across a Twitter account it can be hard to know if you want to follow that person or organization, based on…

Mental disorder graphics

Designer Patrick Smith has a minimalist look at mental disorders: I was doing some research about mental health and I came across a list of…

Sugar consumption buckets

Lovely imagery showing sugar consumption for day through lifetime. The average American consumes 45.3 pounds of sugar in a year. It's a part of a…

More proportions and cocktails

Designers' current obsession with cocktails and proportions continues with Konstantin Datz' recent poster. Engineer's guide to drinks is still the best. Although this one gets…

Taming the breath of a wok

I found this on Serious Eats, but it looks like it's from a book. Anyone know what book it is? This picture is awesome. Maybe…

X-Men family tree

Amusing from graphic designer Joe Stone, although not as good as the crazy-detailed one from a couple of years ago. [Joe Stone | Thanks, John]…

Anatomy of a cupcake

Aww, how cute. As a birthday gift, a couple sent their best wishes to a friend overseas via deconstructed cupcake graphic. [Things via datavis]…

Why we need to save great teachers

Okay, it's kind of a given for why we need to make sure great teachers keep teaching America's children. If you've had a great teacher,…

Gallons of stuff that cost more than gasoline

In response to Sarah Palin's complaints about gas prices around four dollars per gallon, GOOD, in collaboration with Dylan Lathrop and Sara Saedi, takes a…

Radiation doses and safety in perspective

Randall Munroe of xkcd, with the help of a friend who is senior reactor operator, puts radiation dose in perspective: I’m not an expert in…

Visual history of hot haircuts in popular music

A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Popular Music from Pop Chart Lab has a look at, well, haircuts. Lots of long hair and sideburns.…

Firefox vs. IE: Is IE9 a modern browser?

Mozilla tech evangelist Paul Rouget has a go at Internet Explorer 9 in a series of simple graphs, comparing it to Firefox 4. I think…

Vintage literary stature graphic from 1906

Greg Ross highlights an old school graphic from The Strand Magazine, published in 1906. Authors are sized by how much the public read his or…

Most typical person in the world

Continuing their series on world population, National Geographic focuses in on the "most typical" person in the world. The above image is an artist's rendering…

Every baseball game and play since 1951 on your iPad

If you love baseball and have an iPad, you need Pennant, a project by Steve Varga. The app lets you explore every game and play…

A visual guide to eggs

I can't resist. It's about food and those chickens are just so cute. View the full guide to eggs on culinaut.…

History of the dunk contest complete with videos

Here's something to chew on while you wait for the 2011 slam dunk contest to get a move on already. It's a score history of…