Census data can provide valuable information, but the datasets are not always the easiest to access. So you often end up spending a lot of time getting your data in order before you actually get to do anything with it. Investigative Reporters and Editors has released the next phase in their Census project to make Census 2010 more accessible via a simple interface. Easily download data in bulk as CSV or shapefiles or build it into your applications with the API.
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Charting All the Beer Styles
The Beer Judge Certification Program lists 100 styles of beer. Here’s a chart for all of them.
Chances it’s a Friend’s Birthday Every Single Day of the Year
If it seems like every day you log in to Facebook, it’s someone’s birthday, you’re probably not that far off.
It’s All Greek (or Chinese or Spanish or…) to Me
In English, there’s an idiom that notes confusion: “It’s all Greek to me.” Other languages have similar sayings, but they don’t use Greek as their point of confusion.