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  • 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 »

  • Comparing The World’s Most Iconic Structures [Infographic]

    Pop Chart Lab, who continually create some of the greatest infographics on this here internet, have produced another masterpiece with “The Schematic of Structures.” 90 of mankind’s greatest architectural achievements are included, from the Cairn of Barnenez of pre-history to contemporary skyscrapers such as Burj Khalifa and One world Trade Center. The buildings are drawn to different but clearly marked scales for easy comparison and feature info about the architectural style, height, and year constructed. And it’s available as an 18″ x 24″ print from Pop Chart Lab for just $23.

  • Hard-hitting Infographic Reveals The Staggering Cost Of Higher Education

    A good friend of mine recently said that higher education might be the biggest fleecing of America in the last century. He might be on to something. College graduates (and their families) are being left in the dust with mounds of debt which prevents them from investing in their future and stimulating the economy. Tuition fees continue to rise growing at four times the rate of inflation in the ast ten years. Families are being sucked dry, so what is a person to do?  Learn some ways to save with the infographic below. 

  • In Honor of Apple’s iOS 8 Launch Here is a Visual history of iOS

    Today marks the launch of Apples 8th installment in the history of iOS. Since the inaugural iOS release in 2007 Apple has made it clear, they don’t like drastic change. This infographic created by 7dayshop, accounts every operating system on a chronological scale, showing changes on its home screen, icon design as well as some other interesting features along its journey.

  • The Top 100 Billboard Songs of All Time Visualized With Charts

    This must not have been an easy task. Visualizing Top 100 Billboard Songs of All Time from 1958 until 2014 into series of pie charts, line graphs, bar charts and flow charts might seem fun at first, but if you reall think about it seems much harder than it sounds, but visual data company, “Flowing Data ” figured it out. Don’t think so? Picture graphing “Another one biting the dust” or the probability of calling someone for “Call Me Maybe”. Statistician, Nathan Yau is the man responsible for achieving this mighty feat in a recently released chart you can purchase here.      

  • Be A Beer Expert [Infographic]

    So you’ve decided to venture away from your macrobrew safe beers you’ve been drinking since your college days, but when you get to the store and see all the choices, you suddenly realize you have no idea what any of the words mean. Bock? Dunkel? So you ask an employee for help. No problem! They just need to know if you like your beer hoppy or malty. Huh? Don’t be scared. We’re here to help. Check out this infographic and you’ll be prepared to find something you’ll like even more than Milwaukee’s Best. Wait, is that even possible? Most definitely.

  • THE MAJOR CHARACTERS AND THEMES OF EVERY SIMPSONS EPISODE [Infographic]

    If you’ve watched TV at all in the last 9 days, chances are you’ve watched a few (hundred) episodes of The Simpsons. After a few days of binging, you probably noticed how certain themes repeat themselves every few seasons. Beutler Ink decided to graph how often a “Sideshow Bob” or “Simpsons on the Go” themed episode occur and presented their findings in this oddly captivating infographic. If you’re a Simpsons snob, you may have some issues with how the themes of the episodes were decided, but there’s a thorough description of the process at The Ink Tank.

  • The Most Expensive Movie Props

    Who woul’ve thought there was so much money in movie props. Well some of the most iconic movie set props and clothing are sold for a hefty sum to say the least. Hey if you’re a movie buff and have those kinds of assets lying around why not buy the ‘super solider serum’ from Captain America for $3,959 or James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 for $4,00,000? Here is a list of the most expensive movie props that ever hit the silver screen made by ebay blogs.

  • How Tall Are Your Favorite Superheroes? [Infographics]

    Chances are, if you clicked on this post, then you know a thing or two about superheroes. It’s probably safe to assume that you’re hip to some basic trivia about the most popular cartoon crimefighters. You know…things like their origin stories, classic costumes, catchphrases, famous nemeses, etc. But have you ever noticed that our knowledge in one basic area of superhero factoids “comes up short?” That’s right: Height. How TALL are these guys?! Is Spidey a munchkin compared to Captain America? Do the babes going on dates with Thor need to wear heels? Would Rocket Raccoon and Howard the Duck stand eye to eye? Thirst no more ye parched knowledge seekers! We have your answer. We have gathered the most popular superheroes from The Marvel universe, and amassed them all here in our Superhero Height chart. Be sure to click the image below for a larger, more detailed view:

  • The World’s 25 Weirdest Drinking Customs [Infographic]

    A cultured man is sure to completely delve into local culture when traveling abroad. This doesn’t just mean learning a few words in the local language or eating unidentifiable organ meats, there are also drinking customs that one must take part in while imbibing local spirits (almost certainly anise-flavored). Whether it’s drinking from a shoe in Ukraine or kidnapping a bride in Germany, you’re sure to encounter all manner of pageantry when it comes to getting drunk abroad. If nothing else, it will make you appreciate our plain American ways where when it comes to drinking, all you need to do is drink, swallow, and repeat. Ad nauseam.

  • 8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Famous Businesses [Infographic]

    Designer Noreen from Today I Found Out has put together some interesting facts about eight of the world’s most famous brands, including how gambling away the company’s last $5,000 saved FedEx from going out of business and how the founder of Wendy’s, Dave Thomas, actually helped save KFC as well. These are some of the most mind-blowing facts that founded and saved some of the biggest brands you recognize today.

  • The Infographic We’ve All Been Waiting For: Who Ice Bucketed Who

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been going on for about a month now and is showing no sign of slowing down. Considering how much money it has raised for the ALS Association, that’s great news. But as more and more people take part, including many celebrities, we have wondered about the connections between them. It’s an interesting notion, but proved to be a lot of work, so we just hoped someone else would figure it out. And now someone has. DigitasLBi has created this incredible infographic showing who challenged who up to August 22. Click on the image below to see the full size graphic. UPDATE: See the latest “Who Ice Bucketed Who” flowchart updated August 26th here >>

  • Relationship Status Effect On Drinking Habits [Infographic]

    you’ve probably noticed how your drinking habits change depending on your relationship status. The average man who drinks imbibes 8 alcoholic beverages each week. When you’re single, you tend to go out to bars more often, raising that number. When you’re married, you probably don’t party so often and that number drops. When you divorce because that number didn’t drop enough, it skyrockets! See just how much your relationship status affects your drinking in the infographic below. Spoiler alert: Men drink a lot, all the time, no matter what’s going on in their lives.

  • 12 World Records You Can Break In Your Lunch Hour [Infographic]

    It’s a Monday on a beautiful summer day and you are stuck at the office. You pretty much want to do anything but work right now. Well good news! Here are 12 world records that you can beat while you take your lunch. Look through the list, spend the next few hours before lunch gathering whatever you need for your record attempt, then when you come back to the office, spend the rest of the day unwinding because, hey, you just attempted a world record. Even if it was eating doughnuts.

  • The Good And Bad Habits Of Smart People [Infographic]

    If you logged into Facebook at all this week, you probably noticed the IQ test that everyone was sharing. Yoou then probably took it for yourself and found that you, just like all your friends, are a genius with an IQ somewhere around 130. First, give yourself a pat on the back for being such a smarty pants. But before you go off and tackle set theory, why not study this infographic and learn the pros and cons of your newfound genius. You may just find it’s better to feign dullness.

  • What can $1 buy around the world? [Infographic]

    Based on a Facebook survey by Lonely Planet, this graphic shows various products all over the world which you can buy for $1. What will get you one hour of street parking in Los Angeles will get you an unlimited rice meal in India. For the price of %40 of a Starbucks espresso in France you can get a bottle of cheap wine in Italy. See how far the cost of $1 will get you around the rest of the globe in this travel inforgraphic.

  • The Many Mutations Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Infographic]

    It has been 30 years since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made their debut as superheroes in a black and white comic book originally intended as a parody of popular 80s comics Daredevil, Cerebus, New Mutants, and Ronin. What was intended as a one-off joke grew to become one of the most successful franchises with numerous cartoons and movies, including the latest installment from Michael Bay. Revisit the many incarnations of the turtles from the original sketches to the creepy-faced stars of the new movie in the infographic below.

  • There Are Two Kinds of People in This World. Which One Are You? (Infographic)

    There are two definitive types of people in this world. People who drink Coke and people who drink Pepsi. People who eat their pizza crust and people who are repelled by the thought of eating a crusty, cheeseless, sauceless piece of dough that will most likely cut the roof of your mouth. Guess you know what type of person I am. This infographic from FoodBeast breaks down every variable of edible consumption in the history of mankind. Which one are you?

 
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