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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An interested analysis, but not too surprising if you are already aware of DC income distributions. (via WashingtonPost blog article)

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I first posted about this awesome graph back in 2010, but it is now available from HistoryShots as print. Besides all the rare economic info, what’s fascinating to me is that this was orginally created as a piece of wall advertising. The most commonly circulated version had it as an ad for an envelope company, though I’ve seen others.

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Artist Julian Oliver recreated the horrible powerpoint templates used in Edward Snowden’s leaked NSA powerpoint presentations. Awesome.

 

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Who doesn’t like goats?

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