Climate change is real, it’s happening right now, and it’s pushing us into an increasingly grim-looking future. Still don’t believe it? Take a look at this graph.
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…
Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein made this beautiful chart that shows what the top 100 tasting beers in the world are (according to BeerAdvocate.com). You won't find (my favorite) big brand, watered-down, beer-flavored swill in the visualization but you will see the best beers broken down by name, ABV and style of beer.
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.
Our solar system is filled with moons, planets, comets, and all manner of objects in space. But amidst all that bustling of activity, there's also quite a few ships and satellites out there exploring — and this chart lets you keep track of all of them.
Just how big is our solar system? This interactive graphic shows you exactly how big by putting you in the driver's seat of a rocket ship and posting all the milestones you pass along the way, from the ISS to the furthest point in space traveled to by a dog.
The highs and lows of The Hobbit are made instantaneously clear here in this nifty interactive chart, which maps out both the evolving character relationships and the emotional ups-and-downs they experience as the story unfolds.
This map, created by New Scientist, shows the size of the world's countries based on how much their emissions are contributing to climate change and global warming. You can see that some countries appear larger than they are, and some are smaller, based on emissions.
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.
Some people buy classic cars as an investment, some for the pleasure of looking at them. Others to drive them—but all of them will sink a lot of money in them. If you want a classic car, you must see this chart first. And if not, follow it anyway—it's fun.
BMW 5 Series' drivers are rich assholes; Ford F-150's owners are Wal-Mart zombies; and people who drive Buicks are old or Chinese. Jalopnik and its readers have a stereotype for every car owner in America. Find yours here.
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]
In Greek mythology, the god Zeus is perhaps best known for his wandering...ahem...lightning rod and the multitudinous offspring it produced. This massive mythological genealogy chart tracks every Olympian, demigod, and hero the thunder god was said to have sired, along with each child's mother.
Cathryn Lavery traces the evolution of Batman (or at least his bat-shaped marketing) with this poster, taking us from 1940's Batman & Robin: The Boy Wonder to the shattered bat logo from The Dark Knight Rises. She's offering limited edition prints of the poster in a variety of sizes over at Calm the Ham.
It will surprise no one that the works of J.R.R. Tolkien overwhelmingly feature male characters. After all, Peter Jackson had to invent characters in order to cast more than one actress in The Hobbit. But just how big is the Middle Earth gender gap?