When we think of dangerous jobs, most of us think about firefighters or ice road truckers. But Bloomberg crunched the Department of Labor’s newly-released stats, and came up with a few disturbing and surprising facts about who really has the most dangerous gig.
Did you know that 1.6 million Americans don't have complete indoor plumbing? The American Community Survey published on Tuesday that says that nearly 630,000 occupied homes in the United States lack complete plumbing facilities*, and The Washington Post whipped it into a handy interactive map. How's your home state…
This map is covered in dots. In fact, there are 308,745,538 of the little things—each one representing a single individual living in the US, and its color indicating ethnicity.
The amount of people in the whole world is pretty wildly unfathomable. For that matter, even a subset like just the 300,000,000 or so that live in the United States can be hard to wrap your head around. This interactive map by Brandon M-Anderson helps by showing one dot for each of them. It's pretty wild.
The world's 7 billionth person was a tiny little girl named Danica May Camacho who is born today in Manila, the Philipines, and weighed just 5.5 pounds (she was one month premature).
It's 2011 and that means it's time for something you have no idea about so i'll tell you: PANDA CENSUS. There are around 1500 Pandas alive these days, and the Chinese want to know exactly how many there are. So what do they do? Hire Panda trackers, of course.
So far, over 5,000 Gizmodo readers have shared their feedback with us via the 2010 Gawker Media Census. 60% of those who responded have at least 13 apps on their smartphone/iPad. We like to think our app directories have something to do with that. Join the Census party—submit yours today!
A mere year ago only 6.4% of Gizmodo readers owned an eReader of some sort. We've bet you've got one now. Surely you've got 10 minutes in between eTomes to share your media predilections. C'mon. After all we do for you?
HTC's Census device first hit the FCC over a year ago, but it's just appeared there for approval again. The data-only device, complete with touchscreen and fingerprint reader, but lacking voice-calling capabilities and a camera, was going to be used in the 2010 census before technical issues led to it being ditched.…
To our friends at Treehugger, please look away as we report that the Census Bureau is ditching plans to go digital and will return to its sinful pencil-pushing, paper-crazy roots. Originally, the Bureau planned for workers to use 500,000 wireless handheld devices from Harris Corp. as a replacement for the paperwork…