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  • 78 Cocktails Everyone Should Know [Infographic]

    Need to brush up on classic cocktail recipes for your holiday party? Don’t bother with that dusty copy of Mr. Boston. Just take a look at this simple, clear infographic from Information is Beautiful featuring 78 of the most common cocktails. Fun fact: Having never heard of a “Monkey Gland,” I did a little research. It’s a real cocktail from the 1920s and it’s named after a surgical procedure performed by French surgeon Serge Voronoff wherein he would graft monkey testicle tissue on to the testicles of men—for therapeutic reasons, of course. The more you know…

  • So You Need A Typeface [Infographic]

    Looking for the perfect font for your project or at least a good starting point? Then check out this flowchart from graphic designer Julian Hansen. And to appeal to those of us who are simpletons with no sense of style, Comic Sans is even included in the flowchart, although it can be a bit difficult to find. If you like the chart, check out more from Julian on Behance and order a print at Scribble.

  • 12 Drinks Of Christmas [Infographic]

    Christmas isn’t just a season of giving, it’s also a time to imbibe copious amounts of alcohol in order to put up with family members you try your best to avoid the rest of the year. In the spirit of both giving and drinking, Redditor eightballart created this infographic featuring 12 cocktails to coincide with the most annoying of holiday songs, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” And hey, look, it’s already the afternoon! Time to get started with a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

  • Iconic Movie Glasses [Infographic]

    Quick: What do Tony Montana, Jeff Lebowski, Leon, and Morpheus all have in common? They all wore badass glasses. But be warned, those glasses only look good on them. If you’re not Laurence Fishburn, your Morpheus glasses will just make you look like that kid in high school who wore big silk shirts emblazoned with dragons. Plus, these are all pretty expensive glasses. How come the solar shades from Back to the Future II didn’t make the cut? They were only $2 at Pizza Hut!

  • The Evolution of the Holiday Party

    The holiday party is the most sought after seasonal party of them all. In the office it’s an inhibitions to the wind, non judgmental, boozefest where good times hare had and sometimes habitual lines are crossed. At home it’s an eggnog and hot spiked apple cider induced party that includes plenty of *NSYNC Christmas music, ugly Christmas sweaters and again inhibitions to the wind. Don’t ya just love the holidays? This inforgraphic by ebay in collaboration with Column Five, shows the different drinks, music, fashion trends and food through the past six decades of holiday partying.

  • Top 10 Countries To Visit In 2015 [Infographic]

    2015 is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to start making your plans for the new year. But if you’re having trouble deciding where in the world you should visit next year, let Lonely Planet help you out. The knowledgeable travel experts have revealed their top 10 countries to visit. Some are hidden gems, others are hosting big celebrations next year, but all of them are places not to miss. And for a quick overview of the top 10, check out this infographic with info about can’t-miss attractions.

  • Anatomy Of A Hangover [Infographic]

    Friday is here and chances are you’ll enjoy a drink or twelve this weekend then curse yourself when you awake with a hangover on Monday morning. How you can save yourself from the living hell of dehydration, nausea, and headache? By learning just what that deliciously evil alcohol is doing to your body. So study this infographic and take the proper precautions, including eating some food and drinking plenty of water. And maybe—and I know this is crazy—but maybe try not drinking quite so much. Or at least just stick to one alcohol. You’re on notice, Long Island Iced Tea.

  • Bizarre Folk Games From Around The World [Infographic]

    Getting bored with playing Cards Against Humanity at all your parties? Well that’s ridiculous, because it’s always fun. But if you really feel like you need to try something new, check out this infographic featuring 80 folk games from around the world. Could someone who is a bit more well-traveled let us know if these are all for real, though? Look at that Wife Carrying game from Finland. You carry a female through an “assault course.” That sounds…abusive and illegal. And those poor Estonian children racing around with potatoes on spoons. That must be the saddest game ever. Also, could we talk about where these interesting infographics come from? It’s always the most unrelated sites that produce such content. For instance, this one comes from Cape Portfolios, who rents luxury properties in Cape Town. And now I’m looking at pictures of places I’ll never rent in South Africa. So weird…

  • WINE, BEER, & BOOZE PAIRINGS FOR EVERY THANKSGIVING DISH [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Everybody knows to pair with the main dish, but if you’re looking to maximize your alcohol intake, why not try pairing with every dish? It may seem daunting to come up with the best wine, beer, and liquor to imbibe with all the different foods at Thanksgiving, but fear not, for the boozehounds at Vinepair have done all the work. Protip: If you want to try each paring, be sure to just take a sip of your drink or you will most certainly be dead before you can get that sweet deal on McAfee Antivirus at Walmart on Friday.

  • The Meaning Of Brand Names [Infographic]

    “What’s in a name?” pondered Juliet. A whole damn lot, Jules. Would a rose really smell so sweet if it was called a blooming fart stench? Probably not. And Virgin would probably not be such a huge company if they were called Inexperienced. And Haagen-Dazs would have a hard time selling premium ice cream if their name gave away the fact they were from the Bronx. Check out the stories behind 35 popular brand names and be glad that naive Juliet didn’t work in marketing.

  • The Lowdown On Hops [Infographic]

    For the most part, beer is made up of water, malt, hops, and yeast. Water, malt, and yeast are used for plenty of other things, too, so we’re all pretty familiar with them. But what exactly are hops? Why and how are they so important to making delicious brews? Let Scottish brewery BrewDog teach you all about the flavorful flowers with this informative infographic.

  • How Long Does It Take To Binge Watch Your Favorite Cartoon? [Infographic]

    With a holiday weekend on the way, you may be looking for an escape from familial obligations. Maybe you don’t want to have to keep explaining why you’re single to every relative. Or maybe you know you’ll be sitting next to Uncle Chet, who always rubs your shoulder and who you’re pretty sure isn’t even actually your uncle. Whatever your reasons for hating the holiday, there is no better escape than cartoons. But before you commit to binge on a series, you should know what you’re getting into. Wait a sec, how the hell does Pokemon have more episodes than The Simpsons, a show that’s been on for 25 years? Source: Nielsen

  • How To Recreate Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces At Home [Infographic]

    What’s better than greasy meat smothered in a delicious sauce? That’s a tough one. After all, there’s a reason that restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings rake in the business. Of course, if you find yourself besieged by a craving for chicken wings and spicy garlic dip, in all likelihood you’re going to have to shell out some cash in order to find satisfaction, and chances are you’re going to have to do it amid a crowd of people. On the other hand, you can save money and hassle by cooking up your own wings at home. And what about the sauces? Well, we’ve got you covered there as well. Take a look at this handy infographic, and get ready to enjoy some wild wings, without needing to go to the restaurant to do it.

  • A Perspective On Time [Infographic]

    Are you overwhelmed by time? Appointments, deadlines, TV schedules—time is a constant pain in the ass that rules over our lives with an iron fist. No wonder that Mussolini character was such a stickler when it came to schedules. But time doesn’t have to rule us. We can put a bullet in it and hang it from a meat hook, just like that Mussolini character. Slow down, take a deep breath, and get a fresh perspective on time and just how tiny of a blip our lives are in the grand scheme of things. So don’t worry so much about a looming deadline or a late train. Unless it’s the J, because that train is just a jerk…with a capital J!

  • 52 Common Myths, Busted [Infographic]

    Napoleon was around 5 feet tall right? Undercover cops have to identify themselves as cops if asked, right? Goldfish have a memory of 3 seconds, right? Well, no actually. Here are 52 common myths you most certainly thought were fact until now.

  • A Look at The Native American Influence on Over Half the U.S. States

    New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, both Dakotas and over half the country’s state name origins have ties back to Native American culture. With some names being disputed, some states have traces of even being a mistaken endonym. Column Five has created this infographic identifying each state with a Native American footprint accompanied with the derived tribe and meaning.

  • Flying Somewhere? Check Out The Most Popular 2nd Languanges in Every Country

    Everyone who speaks English as a first language automatically assumes that every country outside of their homeland speaks English. MovieHub, of all publications, has done it’s due diligence by archiving the second language from every country around the globe. English, as you might imagine, IS at the top of the list, but you may not guess what’s second. While some countries like Canada’s use of the French language, others will definitely surprise you, giving some insight into the histories of certain regions and how our global story has played out over hundreds of years.

  • The Ultimate Halloween Candy Guide

    Without candy Halloween would essentially just be the Purge. People in masks indulging in their darkest desires while inebriated on something that hinders their decisions. But there is, in fact, candy so it’s all good. Every year millions of little gromits flood the streets for candy in hopes of making their parents lives miserable while they run around the house through the night on a sugar high. Even the most health conscious dweebos sneak in a Reeses here or there. Here is the rundown for favorite Halloween candy out there and nutritional facts that you can ignore. Notice that hipster from down the street, Sage’s famous Halloween kale bars are no where on this list. No one likes a healthy halloween, Sage.

  • Wait, Americans Spend How Much on Halloween? [Infographic]

    U.S. retail sales were disappointing in September, worrying analysts that consumers may be feeling stretched or cautious as the biggest shopping season of the year rolls around. Some retailers make up as much as 30 percent of their yearly sales numbers from October to December. Kicking off the end of year spending season is Halloween. Just how much do Americans spend on trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities? The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts total Halloween spending—including candy, costumes, and decorations—to come in at $7.4 billion this year. Halloween candy alone has run up a $2 billion tab every Halloween for the past three years, though the candy industry says that bad weather can lower the numbers slightly. “We are predicting a slight bump in Halloween confectionery sales this year (1.9 percent),” said Jenn Ellek of the National Confectioners Association. The NCA is expecting candy sales to reach $2.5 billion. Additionally, the NRF says that retailers could benefit this year from the holiday falling on a Friday, as parents will be more likely to take kids out and revelers more inclined to attend or throw parties, boosting costume sales. And don’t forget the puppies: The NRF estimates that Americans will spend $350 more »

  • How To Pair Halloween Candy With Your Favorite Booze and Beer [Infographic]

    Whether you’re binging on your kids’ candy after they went to sleep or you’re a thrifty loner who bought a cart full of candy on November 1 for 90% off, chances are you’ll be eating lots of Halloween candy this weekend. And all that eating will undoubtedly make you thirsty. But before you imbibe the first thing you come across, take a look at this guide featuring wine, beer, and booze pairings for popular candies. Now you’ll never make the horrible mistake of drinking a Beaujolais with Skittles or—GASP!—a gueuze with a Kit Kat.

  • Back to Where it All Began. Important First Steps for the Internet

    Oh how far the world wide web has come, in 1985 the first domain was registered, and today 271 million domain names exist. In 1992, the first photo was uploaded to the Internet and now, in 2014, 1.8 billion photos are uploaded and shared daily. This infographic by WebpageFX highlights some of the internet’s first steps toward a life we know only as normalcy today. Just think before 2005, YouTube didn’t exist. So basically the world didn’t exist before 2005.

  • Cooking With Beer: 10 Beer-Based Recipes [Infographic]

    Beer is great. It tastes good…you can drink it…it can get you drunk…what’s there not to love? But it’s important that you eat food, too—especially when you’re drinking. If only you could eat your beer. Turn that alcoholic frown upside down, because beer can be used in all sorts of food! With soup, bread, entree, and cookie recipes, you can have beer infused with every course. And cooking it means the alcohol goes away so you can drink plenty of beer while you eat without worrying about overdoing it. Now would someone be nice enough to make us some beer and cheddar soup on this cold and rainy day?

  • How Does Rob Dyrdek Manage To Do It All? [Infographic]

    Rob Dyrdek has gone from skateboarding star to a serious money maker for brands and advertisers. For example, Rob’s show “Ridiculousness” has raked in $183.6 million in national advertising revenue, the largest amount on MTV & MTV2 in the last 52 weeks. In the following infographic stats like these accompany additional information on how Rob has impacted companies like MTV and Street League Skateboarding globally with a breakdown of how this celebrity entrepreneur spends his time and on what.

  • The World Has Changed Since 1854 [Infographic]

    Not only does this infographic from 1854 contain a world map, featuring such interesting places as Russian America and the Unexplored Region of Africa, it’s also loaded with facts about the world 160 years ago. There’s a list of “Principal buildings” with the tallest on the list being the Washington Monument at 600 feet. Then there’s population of various countries, with the United States at just 23 million people. Today? Almost 300 million more. And most incredible is the list of most populous cities, featuring New York at just half a million people. Could you imagine walking around New York City with just 500,000 people? It would be like 28 Days Later. This incredible historic document comes from the David Rumsey Map Collection. Check out more than 54,000 18th and 19th century maps at the digital database. Click the graphic to view it full-sized.

  • The Next Six Years of Super-Hero Movies Timelined [Infographic]

    Superhero movies look like they’re here to stay and as long and Marvel and DC continue to make quality flicks, I ain’t mad. Last wednesday Warner Bros. announced ten upcoming movies based on DC Comics properties. Ten! tac on the flood of Marvel movies in the chamber and that’s a tidal wave of superhero movies over the next six years from Warner Bros, Marvel Studios, Fox, and Sony Columbia. ComicsAlliance’s designer Dylan Todd put together a timeline that reveals what those six years look like, including 29 confirmed release dates between now and the end of 2020, with several dates and titles still to be announced.

  • Visualizing Blood Alcohol Content [Infograpic]

    There’s nothing wrong with drinking, but it’s easy to lose track of how much you’ve had. And it’s hard to know how much is too much. This infographic may surprise you with just how many drinks it takes the average man or woman in your weight range to be legally intoxicated (spoiler alert: it’s not a lot for most of us). So learn about what blood alcohol content does to you, then go out and have some fun tonight. But be responsible, because chances are you won’t survive a .914 BAC.

  • How To Choose The Healthiest Drink [Infographic]

    Making healthy decisions may seem to be at odds with drinking, but just because you’re getting boofy blitzed, you don’t need to pack on the pounds in the process. If you want to have some fun without transforming your six pack into a pony keg, check out this handy breakdown of the calories in liquor, beer, cider, and wine. So put away that Chocolate Choo-choo and opt for some shots of Jose Cuervo instead. When you’re nursing your killer hangover tomorrow, you can at least take solace in your fine looking bod.

  • The Shifting Center of Pro Athlete Production

    Slate’s Ben Blatt put together a fascinating visual of the shifting center of pro athlete production. With the information he could gather, Blatt collected birth records for 23,000 football players, 3,200 basketball players, and 1,000 hockey players and mapped out a reletive difference in player geography throughout sports. For example we can see the dramatic migration south west for baseball while hockey players are scattered across Michigan, Wisconsin and Upstate New York. Blatt uses the same algorithm used to track the country’s shifting population center over time, which shows the balance of pro athletes in this country (Hockey excluded) heavily shifting south since the 1950s.

  • Which Kind Of Beer Should You Drink? [Infographic]

    You’re an adult now and instead of a fridge full of Keystone Ice, you’ve got a variety of stouts, pale ales, saisons, lagers, and plenty others to choose from. It can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Take a deep breath, follow along on this flowchart, and you’ll find yourself imbibing a delicious brew in no time. And if you don’t have the time to navigate this flowchart, you can always go with this simpler version: Are you thirsty? If so, drink whatever you grab first. If not, quit wasting our time.

  • A Scaled View of Every Jumbotron in the NFL [Infographic]

    After the Dallas Cowboys introduced their absurd video board to the world, teams have followed suit in similar fashion. With new stadiums holding 80,000+ people, a large video board is becoming a go to source for a public obsessed with super slow-mo, replays and getting as close to the action as possible. The Houston Texans have one-upped the cowboys by erecting a 277 ft wide video board to their stadium, trumping the width of the cowboys twin boards that float above the field at 177 ft, while the infographic is dated, showing the Vikings Jumbotron as a measly 33.5 x 19 ft, when in actuality, the entire stadium no longer exists. Expect big things from Minnesota in the next few years.

  • How Good Is Your Attention Span? [Infographic]

    Look we live in a fast pace world controlled by scrolling. We scroll through blogs and new feeds as if it’s second nature. Processing information at a cliff notes on steroids level. After years and years of doing this repetitively it’s no wonder attention spans have all but dwindled down to a baby. A baby with 10 sets of keys dangling in front of it’s face. Here’s an interesting flow chart to put your attention to the test.

  • Could Virtual Reality be the Future of Your Workplace?

    Think Sci-Fi movies. Holograms in Star Wars, virtual reality in the Matrix, teleportation in Star Trek. Sounds like fictional hogwash right? Well the Market for virtual reality is on the incline. Steady incline. So much so that the market is anticipated to grow over 200% through 2018 into a $407 million industry with around 25 million users. Major player in the tech industry have already begun a “space race” of virtual communication tools. In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus Rift, the company which creates Virtual Reality headsets for $2 billion. Google and Apple have also begun research in the virtual communications industry taking on the task of  improving the workplace by providing the possibility of upgraded training techniques, enhanced efficiency, and teleportation. This infographic from PGi, shows that excitement is building for the potential power that VR and 3D technology represents.

  • The Ultimate Guide To Scotch Flavor Profiles [Infographic]

    You try to be a sophisticated man—you own a jazz CD, you can tie at least three knots, you ate a snail one time—but when it comes to scotch, it’s hard to know what you’re doing. For one thing, you have no idea how to pronounce any of the brand names. And when you finally learn one, you tend to stick with it so as to not look like an ass. But there are so many differences in flavor between scotch varieties, from Islay to Speyside to everything in between. To help you out the next time you’re overwhelmed with your scotch choices, take a look at this infographic that breaks down 86 different brands into 12 flavor categories. Unfortunately, when it comes to pronunciation, you’re still on your own.

  • What Country Drinks the Most Beer? [Interactive Infographic]

    When you think of beer consumption around the globe three countries immediately come to mind. Ireland, obviously, you probably picture a green hilly prarie as far as the eye can see with a old wooden pub packed with grizzled men drinking Guinness and bare knuckle boxing their feelings out or you might think of the U.K., a corner pub on a London cobblestone street, where men chant the songs of their soccer team over a New Castle and bare knuckle box their feelings out. Or maybe you think of Germany, an Oktoberfest style beirgarten where picnic tables fill a warehouse style bar and men and women in lederhosen bare knuckle box their feelings out. Well this interactive chart may surprise you, because none of those country’s reign supreme according to Global Beer Consumption by Country and Beerocracy, an interactive map which ranks just that out of the top 50 beer-drinking countries. According to Beerocracy, the U.K., Ireland and Germany don’t even break the top 2, the U.K. doesn’t break the top 20 and ireland doesn’t even break the top 5. Come on. Step up your game Irish. Although the U.S. did beat out the U.K. which gives us Yanks something to brag about. more »

 
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