Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
There's a space on the basketball court called "mid-range." It's actually not off-limits. In fact, people used to shoot these so-called "mid-range" shots.
About 18 percent of couple households are single-income. I wanted to know what the earner in these homes usually do.
Based on the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule, the range of people you can date expands with age. Combine that with population counts and demographics, and you can find when your non-creepy dating pool peaks.
As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here's how it got to this point, and "what the internet has been talking about" during the past 12 years.
The most common causes of death changed over the years. They vary across sex and age group. This animation shows the details of these changes.
While a drink a day might increase your risk of experiencing an alcohol-related condition, the change is low in absolute numbers.
What are the ingredients that make each cuisine? I looked at 40,000 recipes spanning 20 cuisines and 6,714 ingredients to see what makes food taste different.
After seeing a 1950s physical visualization, I wondered if I could follow a similar process using modern techniques.
Instead of looking at only the most common job in each state, I found the top five for a slightly wider view.
With almost absolute certainty, every product dies a quick death once its warranty…
After an unsuccessful battery search, the natural next step was of course to look up battery sizes and chart all of them.
It's in the details of 100,000 moments. I analyzed the crowd-sourced corpus to see what brought the most smiles.
Facebook took the biggest hit in the past three years. Snapchat and Instagram got more likes.
How the schedules between remote and non-remote workers differ during workdays.
Wow your friends during the game with random win percentages, based on various player stats.