Best of FlowingData – August 2011

I know most of you have checked out mentally for Labor Day weekend, so here’s some fodder to help you through the rest of the work day, as you dream of steak, burgers, and cold beer.

  1. Price of weed
  2. Flowchart: Should you argue on the Internet?
  3. Bikes of San Francisco
  4. The Sexperience 1000 shows a (statistical) view of what goes on in the bedroom
  5. Who owns the beer
  6. Rethinking the food nutrition label
  7. Statistics PhD wins lottery four times
  8. Mobile patent lawsuits
  9. US post offices spreading over time, 1700 to 1900
  10. People moving

Thanks for a great month and have a nice long weekend.

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Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

Marrying Age

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

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

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.