Here’s a font geek post exploring the typography of Star Wars through the years.

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I don’t think most people realize how many Russians died during WWII and how that defined the rest of the 20th century. The below videographic tells the entire WWII story in detail.

A beautiful interactive chart of causes of death according to age. (via Washingtonpost)

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How tech and culture evolve together.

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A beautiful language tree by sssscomic.com.

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DC is number 1!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!

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I’m not sure what value these have. Tere must me tons of layering and resizing assumptions behind the result. Mostly they are just creepy.

USA presidents from 1789 to 1889:
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1960-2008:

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Soviet Union 1917-1991:
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Some beautiful visualizations of where each player shoots from, and is more successful (this is last year’s season, though)

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Anatomy of Songs

In: Humor

17 Feb 2015

Depressingly true. I watched the grammy’s recently and it was a long slow reminder of why I hate popular music of almost any genre.

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I always get confused by this shit. I grew up with my dads cousins kids and can never remember how to reference their relationship.

 

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Flowingdata also has a version:

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Mostly accurate.

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Pretty wonky, but it’s a nice breakdown of content analysis.

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