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So how are most of us doing in terms of achieving the “American Dream”?

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Explore the 165,068 murders in the US by where, when, how, and the circumstances. The subtotals next to the filter menu saves a lot of time.

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(Except for Florida – who doesn’t use the FBI’s guidelines for reporting homicide details)

No point to the arc or the dotted lines, but the content is kind of interesting. Who knew the Hindus were rich?

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Emotions are the result of how well reality meets up with your expectations. I go back and forth between liking this graphic and thinking the it’s a little too vague and disconnected.

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Design wise, I suppose the colors don’t really add anything – so sure, make it black.

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I thought the comparison with age of population was a smart addition.

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Some slick programming in this annotated exploration of 50 years of poverty statistics. Tough I’m not a fan of the pie charts, per se, the rollover drill down is a nice idea. Be sure to click on the small “change year” to bring up a timeline slider that updates in real time. Like I said – slick!

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Truck Timeline

In: Culture History

17 Jul 2012

Ok, confession time. I’m not posting this because it’s a great infographic or timeline. I’m posting it because I love vintage trucks. Particularly those in the 50s and 60s.

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I like dangerous traditions.

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A detailed map from Pop Chart Lab.  Has all my favorites on it!

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Nerd, Dork, Geek

In: Culture

30 May 2012

Why do we almost always use “three” circles for venns? Could this diagram have benefited from another circle?

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Every once in a while you stumble upon an obsessive hobby niche with some really stunning visualizations. Today’s obsession: Avengers comic books and the work of Jer Thorp. It turns out that there is a massive database of comic book metadata to work with.

The covers of every Avengers issue:
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Who appears in each issue, by date:

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Jer goes on to look at Avengers by first appearance, sex, robot, gods, and in part II who appeared more, who created the characters, and so on. I only wish he had shared more about how he built the visualization tools.

We’ve looked at female world leaders before. Here are some stats on representation (well, what is supposed to be representation).

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