Neat chart shows the tallest planned buildings in history

The tallest building in the world? The Burj Khalifa. Duh. But if plans had worked out differently for other buildings, the Burj Khalifa wouldn’t even crack the top 10 tallest buildings in the world. Here’s a cool chart showing all the tallest planned buildings in the world. Some of them are still ongoing while others… »10/22/15 4:20pm10/22/15 4:20pm


Interesting chart shows what the tallest building built in each year was

This chart showing the height of the tallest skyscrapers built over time, made by the Economist, can get a little hectic with what seems like axises and data points that go beyond x, y and z and on to some unknown letter but it is deeply interesting. It shows what the tallest building built in which year was, how tall… »4/27/15 10:42am4/27/15 10:42am

The tallest buildings on each continent throughout history, visualized

I love these fantastic charts from Halcyon Maps that show which skyscrapers or churches or temples or mounds of dirt or other structures that have been the tallest buildings on each continent throughout history. You can see the ridiculous skyscraper arms race that develop in each area over the years and see what… »3/18/15 9:26pm3/18/15 9:26pm

What's the Best Visualization of the Internet You've Ever Seen?

All the cables and servers that make up the internet may be actual, physical things, but the data they send zipping all over the world is a bit harder to put into perspective. Many have tried—quite a few have failed—but every once in a while, creativity and genius combine to form the perfect picture of the internet… »9/08/14 12:31pm9/08/14 12:31pm

One chart exposes the racial preferences of online dating

Quartz has dug up a rather sad chart that reveals the racial preferences of online daters. Judging from data from Facebook dating app Are You Interested, you can see how different races respond to each other under the veil of the Internet. Most women respond positively to white men, while most men respond positively… »11/20/13 9:21pm11/20/13 9:21pm

Random Viral Video Blasts an 8-Year-Old Kanye West Song to the Top 20

A few weeks ago, Marina Shifrin made a YouTube video to tell her boss she was quitting. Shifrin's resignation went viral, granting her 15-minutes of inter-fame and the possibility of a future job. Good for her! But the video has also given an unlikely second life to its Kanye West soundtrack. "Gone," from Yeezy's 2005… »10/11/13 10:40am10/11/13 10:40am

Drool Over this Chart of All the Glorious Superpowers You'll Never Have

I don't have any superpowers. Neither do you. But we can both salivate with envy at all the marvelous flavors of superpowers we could have, if they were real. And to aid us in that noble pursuit, Pop Chart has put out their Giant-Size Omnibus of Superpowers, a (fairly) comprehensive menu of powers and their… »6/29/13 6:00pm6/29/13 6:00pm