• The Happiest and Unhappiest Cities in the Country [Infographic]

    The National Bureau of Economic Research released a recent study citing Lafayette, Louisiana as the happiest city in the world. The study used researchers to measure life satisfaction  from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey, and each city after adjusting the results for income, age, race, sex and other categories. New York however came in dead last, infront of St. Joseph, MO and South Bend, IN. Surprising to say the least. Who would’ve thought the most iconic place to watch college football and the most popular city in the world would produce the most unhappy people. I think we need the firm of Venkman, Spengler & Stantz to come check on the pink ooze situation beneath the city. I blame Vigo. Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post

  • How to Throw a Perfect Knuckle Ball

    It may be the greatest mystery of acquired skill in sports. A trait so difficult to master yet so powerful in result only a handful of professionals can achieve success with it. The knuckleball is a pitch that isn’t thrown hard or fairly accurate, but just thrown to perfection in delivery which makes it the most difficult pitch to hit in baseball. Time Wakefield and R.A. Dicky have made quite the illustrious career for themselves by throwing this one pitch more than any other, Wakefield lasting an outstanding 17 years, tenured with the Boston Redsox. Here is a breakdown on the perfect way to throw a pesky knuckler.

  • Notable Haircuts In Popular Music [Infographic]

    People love to blame music videos for emphasis on the looks of a performer rather than the music. But most of those people are bitter uggos. The fact is, image has been an important part of pop music for years, way before the advent of MTV. From the overly-Brylcreemed ‘do that helped Bill Hailey “Rock Around the Clock” to the ever changing outrageous wigs of Lady Gaga, hair is a big part of pop music. Try to see how many of these you can identify before looking at the names and maybe find yourself a new coif in the process. I wonder if I could pull off the Barry Gibb…

  • Get Help Choosing A Summer Book With This Infographic

    Now that summer’s here, chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time sitting around at the beach or at a park, working on your tan. As tempting as it is to sit and stare into nothingness a la David Putty, it just may be a better idea to grab a book. And we’re not talking about airport novels from Dan Brown or James Patterson (as enjoyable as they are). There are millions of books you’re missing out on and choosing one can be a daunting task. So use this chart and find yourself the perfect novel this summer. You may even enjoy it so much, you’ll come back to find another choice. 

  • You Can Tell A Woman’s Personality Based on Her Sandwich Order. Back Me Up Science.

    Next time you decide to go on a date you might be better off taking a lady out to lunch instead of dinner. Food Psychologist Dr Elizabeth Jones, of Mindlab, who conducted the correlation analysis study for Warburtons said: “Personality traits tend to go hand-in-hand with personal habits and routines, which allows us to match the type of bread and filling a woman chooses to have at lunch with a personality group. “Down to earth women go for White bread, foodies prefer Wraps and females who think realistically pick Wholemeal.” The Daily Express said of the research: “Women who were fans of the BLT on seeded bread were ‘opportunists’ who lived for the moment. These BLT women demonstrated common sense and had a good sense of humour, according to the research. Ladies who picked the humble ham salad on white bread were ‘forward thinkers’, constantly seeking inspiration and were inventive and original. Beef roll devotees were ‘impulsives’, being able to work to tight deadlines and enjoy the thrill of spectator sports. Lovers of Cheese and pickle were the ‘brainiacs’, full of ideas, logical and enjoy crosswords.”

  • What Happens When You Drink Coffee [Infographic]

    Are you a caffeine fiend who requires a cup of coffee each morning just to function? You’re not alone, it’s the world’s most popular drink after water. Check out this infographic and learn just how that delicious brew is helping you out with its various benefits. And that part about withdrawals lasting between 2 and 9 days? Sounds like all the more reason to never stop drinking coffee!

  • What to Expect From The Argentina vs Netherlands World Cup Semi-Finals

    Yesterday’s Brazil-Germany game turned out to be one of the most lopsided games to ever be played on a World Cup pitch. Today the Netherlands takes on Argentina in a battle of offensive powerhouses. Can the speed of Robben be enough to take the Dutch past the miniature magician, Lionel Messi? Here’s an everything-you-need-to-know infographic for the matchup. Will the South American hopefuls keep the western hemisphere in the games or will the trophy remain in Europe?

  • Visualizing Joey Chestnut’s Incredible Caloric Intake [Infographic]

    Joey Chestnut first appeared on the competitive eating circuit in 2005. That year, he placed third in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, downing 32 hot dogs. The next year he lost to reigning champ Takeru Kobayashi by less than 2 dogs. Then in 2007 he won the famous July 4 contest and has won every year since. Today, while Chestnut hopes to capture his 8th title and the glutton-fest, let us take a look at just how many calories that human vacuum consumes.

  • This Epic Infographic Connects 727 Musicians

    Sure, everyone knows the connection between Nirvana and the Foo Fighters via Dave Grohl or Cream and the Yardbirds via Eric Clapton but this incredibly detailed infographic goes much, much deeper. With over 500 bands connecting over 700 artists, this is the ultimate chart for music trivia enthusiasts. Best of all, you can order the masterpiece as a 39″ x 39″ print on 100 lb archival from Pop Chart Lab for $60. Click on the image below to see the full-size version.

  • This Is How We Do it [Infographic]

    Reddit user Wopsle was a man with a dream: find a flowchart to aid one in doing it in the way the great Montell Jordan described in the 1995 masterpiece “This Is How We Do It.” Unfortunately, no such thing existed. So Wopsle spent 10 hours creating this graphic so when Friday rolls around, we can all make sure we’re doin’ it and doin’ it right. Wait, that’s the wrong song.

  • Timeline Of World Cup Champions [Infographic]

    Since 1930, every four years the world’s greatest soccer teams come together for the World Cup Tournament. Although there are countries that always seem to have one of the top teams, it’s interesting to note that only Brazil and Italy have won twice in a row. And Brazil, often thought of as the greatest with 5 World Cup titles, had their worst World Cup performance in 1966 despite being number 1 in both 1962 and 1970. It’s this unpredictability that really adds to the excitement of the tournament.

  • The Career Paths Of 5 Serial Entrepreneurs [Infographic]

    Are you working on your one big idea, putting all your hope into succeeding from that one single thing? Well that’s probably not the best approach. Out of the 1426 billionaires in the world, 960 are self-made. And of that 960, 830 made their fortune from multiple business ventures. Look at Richard Branson, whose Virgin brand produces records, flies people around the world (and soon into space, too), and sells cell phones. And he’s not alone. Look at the career path of Branson and 4 of his contemporaries in this infographic and start looking for opportunities wherever you can.

  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth [Infographic]

    Summer is here and at some point in the near future you will undoubtedly find yourself digging a hole at the beach. What can you expect to find as you dig deeper and deeper? Giant lizards? Ape-men? Atlantis? Precious dirt? Learn all about what the makes up the Earth as you travel to the core with this infographic.

  • Top 10 Most Expensive Beers [Infographics]

    Are you a beer drinker who enviously watches scotch and wine connoisseurs spend big bucks on their drink of choice? Chin up, for there’s plenty of expensive brews out there for you to blow money on, too! Whether they’re brewed with barley that’s been in space or water from an iceberg or jammed into a taxidermied critter, these 10 beers will cost you considerably more than a case of your favorite macrobrew. But remember, just because they’re expensive doesn’t mean they’re good. Case in point: a PBR is on the list…

  • History Of The American Flag [Infographic]

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. The resolution stated:”Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Although stars have been added, the striped and overall design have remained the same. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In honor of Flag Day, take a look at this infographic and learn a little something about the stars and stripes.

  • World Cup By The Numbers [Infographic]

    The 2014 World Cup begins tomorrow, marking the 20th such event since 1930. Brazil, who has dominated the tournament over the years, will be hosting for the first time since 1950. Despite winning the World Cup 5 times, more than any other nation, they did not win at home in 1950. Will this year be different? Will the Netherlands again make it to the finals only to lose out? Will we see more than 2 goals average per match? Jeez, I hope so.

  • World History TL;DR [Infographic]

    Remember all the world history you learned growing up? Let’s see…there were Egyptians…and Greeks…Romans were around for awhile…then Charlemagne had a bunch of knights…damn. Maybe you had too many Jägerbombs in your early 20s. Maybe you never paid enough attention in the first place. It doesn’t matter, because now you can learn world history across all the world’s civilizations with this handy Histomap. Not only does it teach you world history from 2000 BCE up to World War II, the sizes of the different empires on the map at any given time also give you an idea of that empire’s size and power relative to the others. Wow, the Lombards sure had some good years, huh? Click each portion for the full size image.

  • Nothin’ But Net … Worth [Infographic]

    Professional athletes make a ton of money, there’s no denying that, but despite the high salaries, 60% of NBA players go broke after their basketball careers end. The smart players invest their money while they’re making the big bucks so they can still collect a paycheck after they retire. Sure, it’s no surprise that big name former players like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson are still making plenty of dough, but you don’t have to be a superstar to make a fortune from investing. Just look at Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman. Who? A dude who turned $4 million from 12 years in the NBA into $400 million, that’s who.

  • The History Of Money [Infographic]

    Humans have been using banks and currency for thousands of years. See how far we’ve come, from bartering to Bitcoins, in this infographic from Mint. How do you think that dude who made the first Bitcoin transaction feels, knowing he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for a $25 pizza order? And London pizza, at that!

  • Vehicular Damage In The X-Men Films [Infographic]

    It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the destruction caused in action movies would cost a fortune in the real world, but the actual figures may surprise you. The X-Men series has seen lots of action-packed battles with countless vehicular casualties. Cars, trucks, tanks, and even a battleship have met their demise at the hands of careless mutants. If Professor X thought that we normal folks had a problem with his kind before, just wait until we see the bill for the destruction caused by his band of freaks. Damn mutants!

  • 22 Offbeat Ways To Live Longer [Infographic]

    Since the beginning of time, man has searched far and wide for the fountain of youth. The mystical elixir said to keep you eternally young. It doesn’t exist but science has a few ways to slow down the aging process. 30% of aging is genetic and the other 70% depends on the choices we make so here are 22 ways to keep you young. Photo via:http://visual.ly/22-ways-live-longer” target=”_blank”>visual.ly

  • Vocal Ranges Of The World’s Greatest Singers [Infographic]

    Compare the vocal ranges of your favorite singers with this neat interactive infographic. The lowest and highest note each singer has recorded is charted along with which song the notes come from and where they fall on a keyboard. Everyone knows Mariah Carey has a legendary range, but seeing it illustrated on the keyboard is especially impressive. Even Tom Waits has a better range than most folks would think, but his caterwauling isn’t exactly great singing. Check out the full-sized version at ConcertHotels.

  • Identifying Locations of the Biggest Tech Companies in NYC (Infographic)

    Office Space finder, The Square foot recently released an infographic showing the locations of the major players in the tech world. As you can see the majority location for the bulk of the litter is in the Flatiron/gramercy area, while Facebook, arguably the biggest tech company in the entire NYC area, made it’s home in the heart of the NYU area. The Soho area is the next biggest sector of Manhattan catering to more retail and digital publishing based companies.

  • 25 Ways To Tell You’re Grown Up

    If your friend got pregnant and you congratulated them instead of saying “oh shit” then you’re probably a grown up.  To be sure read the following list and if 13 or more of these relate to you than you’re a grown up.

  • Evolution Of The Batmobile [Infographic]

    Yesterday, “Batman vs. Superman” director Zack Snyder tweeted a picture of the new Batmobile while simultaneously humblebragging about his $8000 camera. Snyder’s version looks like the version from the Nolan trilogy from the back, but more car-like and less like a tank in front. It’s safe…but boring. With the new car in mind, take a look at this infographic chronicling the Batmobile from its beginnings as a plain, red convertible to the assorted comic book versions of 2010 (is that a Batmobile in space???) and let us know which one is your favorite. I typed this on my @Commodore SX-64. While wearing my @Hanes briefs. And nothing else, because I’m not at the office today. You’re not the only braggart, Snyder.

  • Musicians With Doctorates [Infographic]

    Think that popular musicians are lucky to be where they are, because without their hit records, they’d just be hard-partying dummies? That might make you feel better about yourself, but it’s just not true. This infographic presents the musicians who found the time to get their PhDs while selling millions of records and touring the world. Apparently, punks are especially smart. Although, to be fair, James Lilja left The Offspring in the 80s. Of course, honorable mention would have to go Dexter Holland of The Offspring who was a PhD candidate for molecular biology before deciding to focus on the band. Jeez, and I failed at college AND being a musician.

  • 10 Coolest International Borders [Infographic]

    International borders can be fascinating for many different reasons. Sometimes there are amazing natural features that divide two countries, such as Iguazu Falls dividing Brazil and Argentina. Other times, the politics of the nations make for an interesting border, such as the ceremony at the India/Pakistan border. Or maybe it’s just the fact that there’s a zipline that makes it cool. You win, Spain and Portugal.

  • The Exact Time it Takes to Binge Watch Your Favorite Shows [Infographic]

    We’re all guilty of binge watching shows via our favorite video streaming platforms. Some shows we watch in pairs or threes, then there’s LOST. Which will take you on a ride and suck you in like a vortex of mystery and confusion. It’s not your fault. It’s that sonovabitch J.J. Abrams hands that are to blame for that. Then there are shows like Arrested Development, a show you can run through like a hot knife through butter and next thing you know, an entire 25 hours have passed, your eyes are bloodshot and you have a wild craving for a chocolate covered frozen banana. So grab a pack of Depends and get comfy. It’s going to be a long ride.

  • The Results are In and The World’s Deadliest Animal Has Been Declared (Infographic)

    When you think of the world’s deadliest animal, ferocious beasts like a great white shark with rows of razor sharp teeth or a trainer hunter like the wolf come to mind. You don’t necessarily think of the little guy. The very little guy. Humans and Dogs (rabies) aside the majority of deadly animals in the world are so small you’ll never see them coming. According to stats assembled by the Bill Gates’ Gates Notes and then made into infographic, declaring the most deadly animal in the world none other than the mosquito. Think about it, man extracts “Dino DNA” from a mosquito trapped for millions of years in solidified tree sap, Dinosaurs are made, everything goes wrong. Goldblum breaks his leg, comes back, saves the day, but it’s too late. Eventually dinosaurs take over the world. Mosquitos are to blame. On a serious note mosquitos are responsible for spreading diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and encephalitis. Because of the 725,000 deaths misquotes are responsible for per year entire populations are sometimes forced to migrate to a location out of malarial zones. Gates’ project aims to concentrate on “Mosquito Week” instead of Shark Week, being that you’re 72,500 more »

  • Forbes 2014 Billionaire Facts & Figures (Infographic)

    This year there are over 1,600 billionaires worldwide with a total networth of over $6.4 Trillion. To calculate this year’s list an extensive amount of research was completed by dozens of Forbes researchers worldwide. They aimed to value the individual’s assets, including equity in public and private companies, real estate, yachts, art, cash, and they also took debt into account. They then attempt to vet the numbers with the billionaires themselves. Some cooperate, while others don’t.

  • Your Tax Dollar Receipt (Infographic)

    Ever wonder where your income taxes actually go? Did you know there’s actually a receipt the government posts for you readily available at whitehouse.gov/issues/taxes, but if that’s too much work for you to do, Money Side of Life broke down exactly how much income tax you paid in 2013 on a scale of $5.