The NYPD Was Sued an Average of 10 Times a Day Last Year 

Around ten lawsuits were filed against the NYPD every day, according to a new analysis by I Quant NY of a city report that also says most suits were "primarily of allegations of police misconduct, civil rights violations, and injury and/or damage from accidents involving police vehicles." » 12/12/14 4:44pm 12/12/14 4:44pm

Which Countries Last the Longest Watching Porn (Damn, China!)

While barriers both geographical and linguistic separate us from our international brethren, there is one unifying language that needs no translation—that of porn. So in the spirit of healthy competition and exploration, the Pornhub stats team just released an interactive map to answer an age old question: Which… » 12/10/14 12:00pm 12/10/14 12:00pm

Twitter Finally Lets You See Just How Few People Are Faving Your Tweets

After quietly testing out its handy new analytics dashboard just over a month ago, Twitter is officially opening the service up to the rest of the world. And the results can be—er, kinda depressing. » 8/27/14 4:51pm 8/27/14 4:51pm

Map shows which country has the most sex and which has the longest sex

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know... we bone the most. At least according to this map which measures the frequency of sex and duration of sex by country. We don't have the longest sex, though; that honor goes to Australia. Those down under have sessions that last for a "marathon" time of a little over… » 4/16/14 7:51pm 4/16/14 7:51pm

Here's a map that shows which states have the longest and shortest sex

Well, well, well, New Mexico. Who knew you were so full of love? Turns out, your state ranks number one in the entire country for duration of sex with a 'whopping' 7 minutes and 1 second average. Go have some fun because according to this map, you're the clear winner. As for the state that has the shortest sex… » 2/19/14 10:08pm 2/19/14 10:08pm

The Way Stats Decide Who Gets Organ Transplants Is Flawed

So your doctor has determined that you need an organ transplant. Now there's some important criteria that will help determine how fast you'll actually receive that transplant. But is the way the data is crunched actually serving patients as well as it can? Not exactly. » 7/08/13 3:01pm 7/08/13 3:01pm

Twitter Now Shows You All Your Tweet and Follower Stats (Updated)

Originally limited to advertisers upon launching in 2011, Twitter Analytics has finally opened its stat-tracking doors to all users. Although without a formal announcement, there's always the possibility that it's all a glitch—in which case, get it while it's hot/broken. » 6/13/13 10:18am 6/13/13 10:18am

Population Growth and Climate Change Explained Using Lego

There's seemingly no limit to the power of Lego, and in this video Hans Rosling uses it with great panache to explain the problems of population growth and climate change. » 6/07/13 8:40am 6/07/13 8:40am

The NBA Built Itself a Massive Interactive Stat Shrine

Stats obsession has been the provenance of baseball's sabermetricians for the last several decades. But if your data-crunching heart belongs to basketball, you've finally got a datum-filled palace to call home. Meet NBA Stats. It's... comprehensive. » 2/18/13 8:56am 2/18/13 8:56am

The Odds of Dying in a Freak Accident Are Higher Than You Think

When I hear that someone (usually in Florida) died in some freak accident that involves fireworks or sidewalks or parked cars or wild animals, I wonder to myself, what the hell are the odds of that freaking happening? The good thing? They're pretty high! The bad thing? It really, really sucks for that poor soul who's… » 2/16/13 2:00am 2/16/13 2:00am

The Biggest Wikipedia Traffic Spikes Since 2010 Prove We're All Morbid

Over the past three years, Wikipedia member West.andrew.g bas been analyzing the weird and wonderful data traffic on the English-language Wikipedia. In the the latest edition of Wikipedia's community-managed newspaper, The Signpost, he's revealed the biggest traffic spikes on the site within that time—in the process… » 2/11/13 6:54am 2/11/13 6:54am

What If There's a Tied Vote In Every Battleground State?

The US political system being what it is, there are plenty of possibilities for a tie vote this evening. Fortunately, Randall Munroe of XKCD fame has taken a look at what will go down if the worst happens. » 11/06/12 6:04am 11/06/12 6:04am

People Only Care About Your Twitter and Facebook Links for a Few Hours

That Cracked article you linked to on Twitter? That music video you posted on Facebook? Bitly's data suggests those links only have a half-life of 3-5 hours (in terms of your friends and followers actually clicking). [Bitly] » 9/07/11 12:40pm 9/07/11 12:40pm

Android Users 12% More Likely to Own Pets, and Other Pointless Survey…

Normally we don't like to give much credence to PR stunt surveys, but Hunch polled 15,000 people—FIFTEEN THOUSAND—and found some surprising results. Did you know that iPhoners eat rice crispies, and Android-droids prefer Cheerios? » 8/16/11 4:40pm 8/16/11 4:40pm

Lark Un-Alarm Clock Lightning Review: The Person You're Sleeping With…

My iPhone's alarm—the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song—wakes up my girlfriend every morning (sorry honey!). Lark is a wristband alarm clock that won't. It shakes your wrist so you're the only one torn from sweet slumber. » 8/15/11 2:30pm 8/15/11 2:30pm

More People Are Tumblr'ing Than Using WordPress Blogs

In just four years, Tumblr has overtaken the eight-year-old Wordpress as the blogging platform du jour. Tumblr now has over 20,870,000 blogs. Mostly about cats and gifs, from what I can see. [Mashable] » 6/16/11 5:40am 6/16/11 5:40am

Apple Market Value Bests Intel and Microsoft Combined

As the market closed on Friday, something pretty remarkable (but believable) happened: Apple's market value was more than Intel and Microsoft, combined. » 6/04/11 2:00pm 6/04/11 2:00pm

Why Twitter Might Be Ruining Your Love Life

A new series of studies out of OKCupid's data-crunching love labs reveal daily Twitter users have shorter relationships than those who don't—five to ten percent shorter. This makes sense. Twitter might turn us into more annoying, vain mates. » 4/19/11 3:30pm 4/19/11 3:30pm