• How To Make Your Own Wine [Infographic]

    Homebrewing is all the rage these days, but the fact is, it’s not all that easy to make a good beer. But whereas many of us have become beer snobs, we’re much more forgiving when it comes to wine. As long as it tastes good enough to not spit out immediately, most of us are satisfied. And it’s not hard to make! So take a look at this infographic and with a small investment and a little bit of patience, you’ll be able to make your own wine that’s a step above pruno. Just remember, these prices are in pounds, so multiply by 1.5 to get an approximation in dollars.

  • The Monetary Mayhem Of March Madness [Infographic]

    Although the dudes actually playing the game don’t see a cut of it, there is a ton of money changing hands during March Madness. In fact, the event has become so big that the amount spent on ads now exceeds the NFL, NBA, and MLB postseason. And many of the 181 viewers take part in bracket pools which have become their own mini-economy involving over $3 billion. So wait…why aren’t NCAA players paid again?

  • Offensive Gestures From Around The World [Infographic]

    Do you find that you talk with your hands, often gesturing as you communicate? Well that’s all well and good when you’re in the land of the free, where George Jefferson fought a cherry tree to guarantee your right to flip the bird at the kaiser, but in other parts of the world your thumbs up or “ok” sign will have you declared persona non grata. So before you travel anywhere, especially Greece apparently, be sure to check this infographic and maybe pack some mittens just to be safe. But seriously, the “rock on” sign means your wife is sleeping with someone else in Spain, Italy, and Greece? How prevalent is Mediterranean cuckolding that it merits a hand symbol??

  • Must-See Skywatching Events Of 2015 [Infographic]

    2015 is shaping up to be a great year for skywatching…for some people at least. We hear the aurora borealis looked great from upstate New York. And the total eclipse on Friday should be awesome as long as you’re in Europe. So take a look at all the great stuff you might be lucky enough to see this year or at least be aware of all the great stuff you’re missing out on. For more info on each event, check out Space.com.

  • The Chemistry Of Guinness [Infographic]

    In case the plethora of daytime drunks bedecked with shamrocks didn’t clue you in, today is St. Patrick’s Day. That means that even those of us who aren’t Irish will play The Pogues on the jukebox and drink a pint of Guinness. In fact, 13 million pints of Guinness will be imbibed today. While your drinking your pint with other revelers, use this infographic to explain why the bubbles appear to fall, what gives the brew its bitterness, and where the dark color comes from. And for your Pogues selection, I suggest “The Body of an American.”

  • A Map Of The World’s Submerged Internet Cables

    At first glance, this map may appear to be little more than a dated artifact from a bygone era, but it’s actually an incredibly up-to-date look at the world’s submerged Internet cables. Submarine cables have been used to connect foreign lands for over 150 years, since the first underwater telegraph line was laid in 1850. Despite advances in satellite technology, the speed of these submarine cables can’t be beat and they are still responsible for most of the world’s Internet traffic. As great as this map is, we strongly urge you to check out the interactive version, complete with a detailed look at latency numbers and even some info on the retro style of the map, at TeleGeography.

  • The Most Popular Beers Around The World [Infographic]

    Vinepair is just killing it when it comes researching beer trends. In recent weeks they’ve examined the best-selling brands in the US and offered a calorie counts of each and now they’ve widened their scope to see which beers are the top brews around the world. Vinepair looked for the most recent data from each country, but if the info wasn’t available or couldn’t be verified, thecountry was not included. In total, over 100 countries are included on the map. We’d like to congratulate Baltika, who not only dominated the Russian market but also took the top spot in the most notorious of beer snob former Soviet Republics, Azerbaijan. And for more great beer and wine infographics, fllow the Vinepair blog.

  • Flowchart: Should You Buy the $10,000 Gold Apple Watch

    Apple is trying to infiltrate the luxury watch market by pricing their smart watch at the same price as a Rolex. The luxurious and premium ‘Apple Watch Edition’ will be priced at an estimated $10,000, and you know what, people will buy it. Whether or not you should buy it really depends on how you answer this flowchart created by Mashable.

  • The Science Of Getting Drunk [Infographic]

    If we drink too much, which isn’t all that much really, we get drunk. All of us. Even that annoying dude double-fisting at the party claiming he’s “not even drunk.” And once we’re drunk, we run the risk of getting sick and/or waking up the next morning wanting to die. But through an understanding of what we’re subjecting our bodies too, we can determine measures that might make us feel not so horrible after a night of drinking. So before heading out tonight and celebrating that it’s almost Friday and therefore almost, almost the weekend, learn a little something about alcohol and your body so you have material for your drunken ramblings later.

  • COUNTING CALORIES IN 50 POPULAR BEERS [Infographic]

    Looking to lose weight? Well if you eat food AND drink beer, you might have some trouble unless you introduce exercise (gasp!) into your daily routine. Apparently beers, even those advertised as being low calorie, are calorically dense. And interestingly enough, Michelob Ultra and Natural Light both seem to be your best bet when it comes to ABV and calories. It just depends on what stigma you’d rather have applied to you. I’ll just keep drinking high-calorie stouts and porters and do a few jumping jacks between pints.

  • House Of Reps: Where Did The House Go To College? [Infographic]

    Netflix has releases season three of House of Cards which means that in addition to being glued to our TVs all weekend, we’ll resolve to get involved with real-life politics. Well, until we realize that actual politicians are nowhere near as interesting as Frank Underwood. In an effort to get to know our real congressmen, check out this infographic breaking down the college careers of the House of Representatives. 24 of those dummies don’t have a degree? Suddenly I don’t feel so bad for dropping out of community college three times!

  • Parks And Recreation By The Numbers Infographic

    NBC’s Parks and Recreation ended its run last night after seven seasons. But instead of saying goodbye, we will now binge-watch the show every few months and pick up on new jokes each time, just like Arrested Development. Apparently, the folks over at Vanity Fair are already way ahead of us, keeping track of every “literally” uttered by Chris, every name of Andy’s band, and even the hilarious names of the Pawneean townsfolk. Li’l Sebastian was only mentioned 11 times? That doesn’t sound right. Time to watch the entire series!

  • 38 Ways To Enjoy Coffee [Infographic]

    We have some great news for coffee drinkers! The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the top nutritional experts in the US, have lifted their decades-long silence on the subject of coffee and it’s nothing but praise for the beverage: Currently, strong evidence shows that consumption of coffee within the moderate range (3 to 5 cups per day or up to 400 mg/d caffeine) is not associated with increased long-term health risks among healthy individuals. In fact, consistent evidence indicates that coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in healthy adults. Moreover, moderate evidence shows a protective association between coffee/caffeine intake and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern, along with other healthful behaviors. The bad news is that the majority of Americans are barley drinking two cups per day. If you want to drink three to five cups but you feel regular coffee is just too boring, try one or twenty of these coffee drinks. But be careful, the added calories from sugar and dairy can negate some of the healthful benefits.

  • Sleeping Habits Of The Rich & Famous [Infographic]

    Are you wondering why you aren’t rich and famous? It’s probably your sleeping habits. That’s right, it’s not the fact that you have no aim in life and no ambition and you’re awful at everything. It’s just your sleeping habits, dumdum! We suggest giving Donald Trump’s three-hours-per-night a shot, because if he’s any indication, even if you’re terrible at what you do, your lack of sleep will delude you into believing you are a captain of industry.

  • Strange Laws From Around The World [Infographic]

    When you’re traveling internationally, it’s a good idea to brush up on the laws of your destination. After all, it’s not always obvious just what is illegal in other countries, and nobody wants to end up getting caned in Singapore for chewing gum (don’t worry, that one is just an urban legend) or being banned from Cambodia for stripping in a temple (that one just happened!). But even if you’re not going anywhere, it’s fun to see the bizarre things that are illegal around the world. Wait a second, that Japanese law against splashing pedestrians is actually a great idea. Alert your congressman!

  • Presidents’ Day Timeline [Infographic]

    Today we celebrate President’s Day, still officially known as George Washington’s Birthday by the federal government. But how did we come to celebrate the birth of a man who was born February 11, 1852, in the days when the British colonies still followed the Julian calendar, on the third Monday in Ferbruary? Find out in this infographic, full of facts about Washington and February’s other favorite president, Abraham Lincoln. Although to be honest, we’re pretty sure the government just moved the celebration to a Monday to get a three-day weekend.

  • Everyone Jason Kills In The “Friday The 13th” Series [Infographic]

    Happy Friday the 13th! What was once a day to be feared by overly-superstitious types became a day to celebrate the popularity of one of America’s biggest slasher franchises with disappointingly edited marathons of the “Friday the 13th” series on cable. They may have cut out all of the best parts (read: sex and nudity), but the death scenes are still mostly intact. Follow along with this handy infographic featuring all of Jason’s kills from the series, including the 2009 reboot. And if you’re wondering why the original film isn’t represented, you must be an idiot because everyone knows Jason’s mom was the murderer in that one.

  • Here Are the Parent Companies Who Actually Make Your Precious Craft Beer

    Contrary to popular belief, your precious, meticulously brewed craft beverages aren’t brewed in the basement of some mad scientist, in fact some of the most popular craft breweries are, in fact just a subsidiary of one of the few large macro breweries of the U.S. VinePair has created a map highlighting the location and parent company of some of the more popular “craft” breweries around the U.S. VinePair noted, “This map is not an effort to wade into the debate of what is and isn’t a craft beer — a debate which was recently amplified by Anheuser-Busch InBev’s marketing department during the Super Bowl, and an inflammatory profile of Jim Koch, the man who created Sam Adams. It’s also not a judgement of quality. Some of the beers on this map are great. Some aren’t. Either way, we believe you should drink what you like. We also believe you should know who made that beer though, which is why we created the map.”

  • The Story Of Lincoln’s Favorite Infographic

    On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. In November 1860, Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States. It was a tumultuous time in the country, with a stark divide between the North free states and Southern slave states. In fact, not a singe ballot was cast for Lincoln in 10 of the 15 Souther slave states. It seemed as though every voter in the south was a slaveowner and there was nothing that could be done to sway their opinions on the subject. But Lincoln refused to believe that. The 19th century saw many innovations in mapmaking. For the first time, cartographers were creating maps that showed more than just geographical information about borders, paths, and waterways. Information about climate and animal life was now being depicted on ever-increasingly accurate maps. In 1861, a giant map, nearly three feet in length, captured the attention of America’s new President. The map, shown below, depicts the slave population percentage in the counties of the Southern slave states. The numbers were gathered during the 1860 Census, around the time Lincoln was running for office. The President would study the map for hours at a time and more »

  • Lunch Around The World [Infographic]

    It’s lunch time! Are you hungry yet? If not, you will be soon. This infographic shares the history of lunch and how the midday meal is enjoyed around the world. It’s funny that what was once considered a ladies’ snack between meals is now the most important meal of the day for those of us with normal nine to five jobs. And it’s a damn shame that bars don’t still offer free lunch. That bobotie stuff sounds pretty good…anyone know of a South African joint around Hoboken?

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Marvel Character Movie Merge

    Marvel Fans rejoice, 20th Century Fox and Sony Picture have finally agreed on terms to share characters from the Marvel world. Spider-Man is headed back to Marvel for a new iteration of the franchise, which also makes Spidey available and ready to star in other Marvel flicks. The character breakdown of who belongs to who can get confusing, so The Geek Twins have created a graph that breaks down all of your favorite heroes in one image. Take a look. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of some of the specific characters, not all, owned by each studio via The Geek Twins: 20th Century Fox Doctor Doom Human Torch (Johnny Storm) Invisible Woman Mr. Fantastic The Thing Alicia Masters Willie Lumpkin Puppet Master Silver Surver Nova (Frankie Raye) Galactus Cable Scarlet Witch Quicksilver Deadpool Agent Zero Angel Angel Salvadore Arclight Azazel Banshee Beast Bishop Callisto Colossus Cyclops Darwin Deadpool Deathstrike Emma Frost Erik Lehnsherr Gambit Harada Havok Iceman Jason Stryker Jean Grey John Wraith Jubilee Juggernaut Katherine Pryde Kenuichio Harada Kid Omega Lady Deathstrike Landry Jones Cassidy Leech Lord Shingen Lucas Bishop Magneto Mariko Yashida Moira MacTaggert Multiple Man Mystique Nightcrawler Norubo Mori Phoenix Professor X Psylocke Pyro Quill Riptide Rogue Sabretooth Sebastian Shaw more »

  • How Your Favorite Booze Is Made [Infographic]

    Cave paintings depicting early man wearing his necktie around his head after a tough day at Slate Rock and Gravel Company prove that man has been imbibing alcoholic beverages for thousands of year. And much like opium, anything we’ve enjoyed for so long must be good for us. But over time, industrial processes have removed us from the production of our booze and we are often ignorant of where it comes from. So get in the DIY spirit and check out this infographic then go to the liquor store and buy some booze (it’s much easier) and wash that newfound knowledge away. Then repeat.

  • Silicon Valley Giants Share their Secrets To Success

    The greatest minds of Silicon Valley are unique individuals with some quirky traits that led them to their success. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are still etched in the hall of fame of the San Fransisco Bay, but some other big wigs have a story all in their own. Brands like Paypal, Oracle, and Facebook have some benefiting factors that might help you achieve the same greatness. Here are traits, worth and sage advice from the tech world’s most brilliant minds.

  • 21 Ways You Can Unlock Your Inner Creative Genius

    Sometimes you need a creative boost at work. Your mind can’t seem to focus on anything, your brain gets stumped easier than normal and you need a little kickstart. This infographic is essentially a roadmap of strategy for training your brain to think like a genius. Choose your own destiny and figure out what works for you.

  • Hangover Helper [Infographic]

    With the Super Bowl this weekend, chances are we’ll all be doing a little too much drinking. And until the day after becomes a national holiday, we’l all be heading to work Monday morning with monster hangovers. To lessen the pain, here are some delicious cures from around the world. And if you’re the proactive type, there are even some tips on what to do to prevent a hangover in the first place. Now does anyone know where I can get some lamb intestines? I really want to give that Kokoreç a shot.

  • 9 Household Uses For Leftover Beer [Infographic]

    The Super Bowl is coming, which means that you’ll host a big party and, inevitably, after all your guests leave, you’ll be left with a few dozen not-quite-empty bottles of beer scattered around the house. What are you going to do? Pour them all into a pitcher and enjoy 64 ounces of superbrew? No. Please don’t do that. It turns out beer is actually good for a whole bunch of stuff around the house! Check out these tips and let us know if they actually work because we’re not about rub beer and eggs all over our faces.

  • Look at The Cost of Living in Every Global Region

    The cost of living in a specific region varies through the peaks and valleys of their economy, but it looks as though there are definitely some consistencies with some regions of the world. Movehub.com have compiled some awesome data that forces us to take a look at the entire world and realize just how staggering the data is. As we all know, Scandinavian countries have a very consistent and high CoL, but did you know Venezuela also claims one of the top 3 spots? Take a look at every global region below.

  • Scientific Graphs and Charts That Describe The Journey to Your 30s

    If you’re reading this it’s probably too late. You’re there. Turning 30 is the most dreaded birthday of them all. In fact every big 0 birthday is pretty bad after 30, but by that time you probably won’t give a fuck about birthdays anyway. The glory days of your 20s are over, everything is changing, social media is now a firm reminder of that. Baby photos, weddings, your dads Facebook comments sometimes make you chuckle, all of these indicate one thing; you’re 30. Or close. The Bold Italic has created a series of very scientific graphs and charts to reaffirm exactly where you stand on the journey to 30. If science now intrigues you, you’re probably 30.

  • Find Our Which Job In Hollywood Is Right For You [Infographic]

    Every day, approximately 300,000,000 starry-eyed cinephiles move to Los Angeles to make it in the motion picture industry. Some of them want to star in movies; some want to write them, some want to direct. Very few will actually do so. Fortunately, there are a lot of careers in filmmaking beyond the holy trinity of acting-writing-directing, and a wry new infographic details who exactly is qualified for them.

  • Would You Make a Good Superhero?

    We know you’ve dreamed of if, but is there a chance that you could actually be a superhero? Maybe you’re thinking of a career change, maybe you just want to help people or maybe you just like the feel of spandex on your skin. This infographic and poster series by Charley Chartwell will tell you everything you need to know to make a good super hero, including alter ego’s, house hold items that might come in handy and of course, a weakness.

  • The World As 100 People Will Blow Your Mind

    Designer Jack Hagley has created an infographic based on what the world would like if it were represented by 100 people. The statistics cover a broad range, including: gender, age, race and religion. You can find the original source of the data used here.

  • Which Apocalyptic Threats Are Most Likely To Do Us In? [Infographic]

    Did you make a New Year’s resolution to work on your bucket list and live every day like it was your last? Good, because the end of the world is just around the corner. Maybe. BBC Future has compiled this infographic mapping out the various ways the world could end and when those scenarios might play out. The good news is that most of the apocalyptic threats are far off and out of our hands. But just in case, we should probably be keeping a closer eye on those honey bee numbers…

 

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