A number of cool diagram designs from this UK designer. File them in your inspiration rolodex under “properly balanced color combinations”. Thanks to Lisa Lisa for sending in the link!
14 charts – each one quite cute. Below are my favorites. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
Thanks to Sam F. for sending me the link!
An analysis of people arrested in Southwestern Ontario in 2011 by astrological sign. Anyone have a larger dataset?
Amusing examples of why you shouldn’t trust a lot of charts. Thanks to Sam F. for sending me the link!
Congress is less popular than the IRS, lawyers, banks, and Nixon – but just above Fidel Castro. Hahaha!.
Opinion polls are probably the mostly worthless statistics out there. However, they can sometimes be amusing: In the 1990s, Michael Moore’s television show “TV Nation” paid for a number of entertaining polls to be professionally conducted:
65% of all Americans believe that frozen pizza will never be any good and there’s nothing science can do about it.
15% of Americans wish Dennis Hopper would go back on drugs.
29% of Americans believe that Elvis was right to shoot TV sets.
60% of Americans say that if they could push a button that would make Larry King disappear, they would “keep pushing it and not stop.”
17% of college graduates would punch themselves really hard in the face for $50.
16% of all Americans believe that the world is out to get them. Of those, 46% are gun owners.
Personally, I like to stare at the Peters when I’m pondering global issues, but I use the Winkel-Tripel when I’m double checking a choropleth or cartogram and need to be sure which shape in the middle of eastern Europe really is Slovenia – I have large versions of both on my office walls.
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