Once upon a time, I wanted to be an evil mastermind and take over the world. My plans were foiled because I knew nothing about the inner workings of nuclear reactors. Oh, if only io9 linked these charts back then.
Those are my favorite charts in the bunch (and probably the most useful ones), but you can follow the links to check out the rest. My only request is that you give me a cozy cabin somewhere peaceful when you use this knowledge to succeed where I've failed. [Flickr via Bibliodyssey via io9]