In the latest addition to the put-big-numbers-in-context genre, here’s the history timeline of our planet in the context of 100 yards.
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The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.
I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.