The WSJ has a compilation of some of the most flagrant acting performances from the world cup. I hope FIFA does something to correct the reffing/flopping issue – it’s embarrassing to watch such amazing athletes act like children.
The WSJ looks at indicators in seven areas to gauge whether we are sliding back into recession. Related article.
Roll-over details alleviate the normal pie-chart problems (somewhat). However, who averages 8.6 hours of sleep a day and only 3.5 hours of work? Maybe I’m just not average. The related article talks about the impact of higher unemployment on this data.
I’m getting a little tired of World Cup visualizations (especially since the US lost on Saturday), but the WSJ’s views of individual goals is interesting. You can view them by date, country, field position, stadium, club team, game time, or player.
Anyone else think the 3d ribbon down the middle is butt ugly? And the liberty bell inside an inkwell? Ick.
Central bank rates from 2004-present (updated 4/20). See how countries are exiting from their stimulus policies.
Looks like they might be updating this periodically (was showing 9:50am Monday when I posted). Related article.
Here’s another one from the Guardian that also shows the spread of the ash over time:
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