Weekend Fodder

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

Snake oil? Scientific evidence for health supplements – Some work as advertised. Others are just a waste of money.

Cell phones show human movement predictable 93% of the time – Is this really all that surprising? Work, school, home. Rinse and repeat.

America’s Wealthiest Religions – A Good Magazine transparency. Probably didn’t need to be circular.

Measuring Tweets – Twitter is now handling 50 million tweets per day i.e. 600 tweets per second.

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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.

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.

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute selected the 100 most memorable quotes from American cinema, and …

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.