Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
In a Channel 4 clip, Hugh Montgomery does some back-of-the-napkin math contrasting the normal flu against the coronavirus. Here's a chart version.
I'm terrible at names, but maybe data can help. Put in your sex, the decade when you were born, and start putting in your name. I'll try to guess before you're done.
From 1928, the year of the first Academy Awards, to 2019, there have been 455 nominations for Best Director. Of those, 18 of them went to non-white men.
We looked at shifts in job distribution over the past several decades, but it was difficult to see by how much each occupation group changed individually. This chart makes the changes more obvious.
In the 1950s, almost half of all employed people were either in farming or manufacturing. As you can imagine, work changed a bit over the years.
Many things get stuck in people's bodies. This is the percentage breakdown for the most common objects that end up in the emergency room.
Salaries vary across occupations. Here are some charts that show by how much for 800 of them.
There are a lot of variables to consider, but for people of middle income, here's a suggestion, based on when you start saving and when you want to retire.
People tend to have more money saved up over time, but range and variation also grow, and often it’s not enough.
It was reported that 1 in 6 millennials have at least $100,000 saved. Is this right? It seems high. I looked at the data to find out and then at all of the age groups.
For commuters, the farther away you live from the workplace, the earlier you have to leave your house to get to work on time. How much does that start time change the farther out you get?
One person's long commute is another's dream. Another person's normal might be someone else's nightmare. What counts as a long commute depends on where you live.
From the teenage years to college to adulthood through retirement, sleep is all over the place at first but then converges towards consistency.
It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse.
We use some names mostly for boys and some mostly for girls, but then there is a small percentage that, over time, switched from one gender to another. Which names made the biggest switch?