Weekend Minis For Your Lazy Weekend – 6/21/08

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

FlowingData on Alltop – Alltop describes itself as the digital magazine rack of the Internet collecting stories from “all the top” places on the Web. You’ll now find FlowingData on both the Design and Science racks. While you’re there, check out all the other cool sites.

Excel Contest for Science and Engineering – Jon Peltier, a frequent FlowingData commenter, is running a contest on modeling science and engineering. The key phrase is – A winner will be drawn at random.

Video Game Addicts Not Shy Nerds – A study “showed” that only 1% of problem gamers (in their sample) had poor social skills. What a load off my back.

Surveying the Family Feud Surveys – The WSJ Numbers Guy takes a look at the 100-person surveys on the long-running game show. Survey says?!?

Favorites

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.