English teachers sighed in disbelief as Instagrammers rejoiced, ‘selfie’ named Word of the Year for 2013. From the official Oxford Dictionaries website, also the source of today’s graphic.
Inferno (Italian for “Hell”) is the first part of Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the […]
This video graphic, created by digital artist and software developer Lauri Vanhala, illustrates the incredible density of maritime traffic on the Baltic Sea and just how lucky the area is to have thus far avoided a serious environmental disaster. You can follow Lauri on twitter here: @lvanhala. Hat tip goes to Flowing Data.
There’s nothing humane about breeding animals only to kill them, and there’s nothing humane about ending the life of a healthy animal in his or her youth.
Another excellent map from Radical Cartography’s Bill Rankin, the graphic below brings attention to the misconception that European explorers were primarily responsible for discovery of the “New World.”
This information graphic breaks down and compares various statistics among the 5 major professional American sports leagues, primarily focusing on average ticket prices per game for both regular season games and championship games.
Registering a trademark isn’t as simple as filling out an application and paying your fees. Just ask Jeremy Lin (of “Linsanity” fame), Donald Trump and Harley Davidson – all of whom have faced challenges securing their desired trademarks.
The fall of the fax machine has been a common prediction by many technology and business pundits over the years. However, a recent poll conducted by Opinion Matters (PDF) brought to light statistics that contradict the widespread belief that faxing is dead or on a severe downward trend.
This summer’s heat may not match that of last year, but it’s still plenty warm all across the American south. Here are some homeowner tips to help lessen the sweltering effects of the dog days of summer on you and your family.
Did you know that a pack of instant oats can outlive any electronic device? Here, we survey and compare how long a product could last before they are deemed unconsumable, or considered phased out or outmoded (i.e., a new model is introduced).