Pythagorean theorem water demo

Posted to Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

This is years old, but it still tickles the neurons every time. It’s a straightforward demonstration of the Pythagorean theorem, also known as

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

With a right triangle, the hypotenuse squared is equal to the sum of squares of the other two sides. It will now be referred to as glub, glub, glub.

Favorites

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let’s look at the most unisex ones. Some names have …

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …

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.