Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”…
I thought we (i.e. me) could use a break, so I made these abstract charts to represent the most popular quotes about hope.
A couple of weeks ago — or maybe it was a couple of years ago, I’m not sure — the administration announced it would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization. Here's what that does to the overall picture.
They say a watched pot never boils. So here's a game where you try to make the pot boiling by looking somewhere else.
Maybe you're starting to run low. Here's how much you'll need when you go to restock.
I read and read and read and read. But almost everything I read…
I spend 50% of my waking hours washing my hands. I spend the…
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.