We’ve seen maps of languages around the world but it’s interesting to look a little deeper at how specific words differ across countries. Michael Kelley makes a few guesses over at Business Insider as to what explains some of the difference.

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Yeah. Pretty much.

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An interactive map showing the range of radio stations in the United States.

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I tried to find a version of this including commercial stations, but the best was maps of coverage areas for single stations from radio-locator.com.

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In honor of the 150th anniversary of an awesome speech, here’s the powerpoint version by Peter Novig:

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The making of.

Richie Rich

In: Culture Maps

11 Nov 2013

Where are people with the highest incomes and most education living? Here’s a map:

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The Geography of Pizza

In: Food

7 Nov 2013

Nearest pizza parlor chain within a 10 mile radius:

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Individually:

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But there are other important pizza questions. How much of pizza sales do the chains represent?

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How do the sales breakdown?

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Who has the most pizza stores? NYC! Oddly, though, Miami has the most per capita.

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p.s. – I love pizza. The best pizza in the world is Pontillos.

I still prefer the Baby Name Voyager, but this is a nice presentation.

Also: Jacob? Barf.

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I like it. It never occurred to me to use colored lines to differentiate rising and falling values in this type of chart. I would suggest sorting by the change instead of the most recent observation, but I suppose it would depend on the point you were trying to make.

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Settlement and fines for mortgage abuses are starting to add up to real money. Of course, as Matt Taibbi points out, this is still just a drop in the proverbial bucket compared to the related profits and scale of activities that took place.

(disclaimer: clever post title pilfered from the Economist)

Gender Gap

In: Culture

6 Nov 2013

The Economist created these summary charts of political, economic, health, and education gender gaps based on the WEFs 2013 Global Gender Gap Report.

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I like it, but perhaps even the parodies are getting tedious at this point.

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Maps Urbane

In: Maps

5 Nov 2013

An assortment of somewhat irreverent (but not necessarily inaccurate) maps.

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