On December 22nd, 1964, the SR-71 Blackbird took to the air for the very first time, rising above Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale with F-104 chase planes in pursuit. The occasion would mark the birth of one of the most amazing and renowned aircraft of all time.
Windows 8 wasn’t exactly a beloved operating system, but it sure seems like its successor is off to a pretty good start! Today, Windows VP Yusuf Mehdi tweeted that more than 75 million devices are running the updated Windows 10 operating system.
The Statistical Atlas of the United States is a treasure trove for data lovers produced by the Census Bureau—but the last one to made dates back all the way to 2000. So Nathan Yau decided to make his own, using just publicly available data. It’s amazing.
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."
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…
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.
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…
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…
The numbers may be shrinking a bit in recent years but, when you look at it, the sheer aggregate of people who've made a toon, joined a raid or bought a pet in World of Warcraft is still mind-boggling.
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.
Yahoo's revealed that it received a staggering 12,000 US government data requests between December 1st 2012 and May 31st 2013—way more than Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and co.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Twitter decided the time is right to finally release some storm stats, and they are predictably mammoth:
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]
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?