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Calories

In: Culture Food

5 Nov 2010

I don’t care much for this style of infographic nowadays, but this one managed to hold my attention – something about actually using interesting information and the retro style graphics, I think.

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More lovely work. Thanks to Torrey McMahon for the link.

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Americans love our hot meaty sandwiches.

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An interesting radial variation on a scatter plot, displaying multiple variable from 50 states. It’s . (via the promising new visualization site Visualizing.org)

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Rap and Beer

In: Culture Food

27 Sep 2010

The Pop Chart Lab is selling two well designed posters showing the taxonomies of Beer and Rap names.

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The data is crowdsourced by consumer submissions. Amusing and interesting. (via)

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A new study visualizes the effects of drug use on your brain using SPECT scans. Interesting — though the footnote “colors do not have significant meaning” dilutes the impact quite a bit.

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Still, it’s an improvement over what we were taught in the 80s:

A wonderful (and quite detailed) visualization of the wide world business of sugar water. (via)

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Forget GDP, China now drinks more beer than either the US or Europe, and is growing by 10 percent a year.

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Bacon!

In: Food

10 Aug 2010

Who doesn’t love bacon?

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Commodity prices are on the rise again. The Economist picked a pretty recent base year for this graph of wheat, orange juice, and coffee prices – a longer trend would have shown the big ups and downs of the past few years.

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Asia remains the cheapest place to enjoy a burger. China’s recent decision to increase the “flexibility” of the yuan has not made much difference yet. A Big Mac costs $1.95 in China at current exchange rates, against $3.73 in America. [...] In other words the yuan is undervalued by 48%.

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