We often think of rivers as following a given path for the course of its life, but really, the path changes over time as the flow cuts into the earth. The water flows through old and new and back again. In 1944, cartographer Harold Fisk mapped the current Mississippi River. It’s the white trail. Then Fisk used old geological maps to display old paths. They’re the old colored paths. And what you get is this long run of windy, snake-like things. [Twisted History | Thanks, Michael]
Evolving path of the Mississippi River
Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time
Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
Famous Movie Quotes as Charts
In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute …