Best of FlowingData – April 2010

As always, it was an interesting month for FlowingData. Thanks again, everyone for showing your support through retweets, likes, and stumbles.

In case you missed them or are new to FD, here are the top posts from the last month, based on a combination of views and comments. The Walmart map came back to life recently with new data and a feature on CNNMoney.

  1. Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club
  2. Data Underload #18 – Sleep Schedule
  3. Explorations of real-world traffic
  4. Air traffic rebooted in northern Europe
  5. Trustworthiness of beards
  6. Data Underload #17: Famous Movie Quotes, p. 2
  7. A flowchart to decide what typeface to use
  8. 100 Pixar characters drawn to scale
  9. Data Underload #19: First Date vs. Reality TV First Date
  10. Streamgraph code is available and open source

From the Forums

There’s some good stuff in the forums too.

Have a question or something cool to share? Post it in the forums.

Favorites

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your 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.

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.