Imagine life without Star Wars. It kind of sucks, right? But that’s just because we think about not knowing Darth Vader and R2-D2 and Han Solo and light sabers and Death Stars. But imagine not just not having Star Wars in our pop culture but also not having all the things that Star Wars influenced. All the things we…
I really like women shoes, not only for the reasons you are thinking (that too) but because I think they can be beautiful design pieces. This neat chart—by infographic design studio Pop Chart Lab—brakes down the contemporary footwear styles so we can understand and appreciate the nuances of such a vast world.
Martin Vargic made a very interesting chart that shows what the world's largest army was throughout history, from 2500 BC until now. He split up the world into "west" and "east" to show which countries or dynasties or empires were dominating different parts of the world.
Designer and data scientist Matt Daniels charted this neat comparison of vocabularies in hip hop. At the bottom of the chart you can see DMX with only 3,214 unique words. Outkast has more unique words in their lyrics than Shakespeare, but everyone is way behind Aesop Rock, who rules with 7,392 words.
For those who live and breathe by two-wheeled transportation, bicycles are more than just a way to get from here to there. The immediate, wind-on-your-face freedom of pedaling fast is a feeling that just can’t be matched by wandering around, road-tripping, or pretty much any kind of public transport.
Beef is never not delicious but certain cuts of beef are even more delicious than other parts of meat. Why is that? Because the cow is a pretty big animal and different parts of it can be fattier or leaner than the other. This infographic from Visual.ly breaks down where which kind of beef cut comes from. If you were…
Like its author says "I know correlation doesn't imply causation but..." But I think that, in this case, we may be onto something [Twitter]
Try to picture the internet and you invariably have a hard time. Fortunately, Ruslan Enikeev has decided to help you out by creating a map which organizes websites by popularity and similarity.
Your birthday! The day you feel like the most special person on the planet! The day you get to do what you want. But don't forget, other people share your birthday too. In fact, a lot of people do. What are the most common birthdays? Check out this snazzy visualization to find out.
This is a very neat graphic: all modern American rockets and spaceships compared, from XCOR's Lynx—a two-seat space transport vehicle—to NASA's next-generation Space Launch System. And of course, the classic Saturn V added for good measure.
If you stack every single dollar bill in Apple's $97 billion cash reserves, you would reach 6,583 miles into space. That's about 32 times the altitude of the International Space Station. It would look pretty much like this.
The University of Oxford's Internet Institute has discovered that there are places in the United States where there are more people googling for zombies and satan than for Santa Claus. They have found some interesting patterns:
Do you have a lot of cavities? Perhaps it's because you lost a lot of enamel sucking on sour candy when you were a kid. It's almost as bad as battery acid—except it tastes much better.
Atten-shun, Senators and Congresspeeps and everyone else with a bundle of loving meat hanging between their legs: Here's an extremely useful flowchart that will help you decide if it's ok to tweet your dick pic or not.
There's not much else to say about this chart. According to Gartner, the world spent $9.6 billion in tablets. According to Apple's official numbers, the iPad got $9.566 billion.
Every time we point a telescope at the sky we're looking into the past. This chart shows how far we can go. Right now, Hubble's Ultra Deep Field IR can see as far as 480 million years after the Big Bang.