• 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?

  • 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.”

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • The 1,234 Satellites Orbiting Earth [Infographic]

    If you’re wondering why no cool alien races have made their way to Earth, it’s probably because they don’t want to attempt to navigate through all the damn satellite traffic we’ve created. With the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik in 1957, humans have been sending these technological marvels into orbit for purposes of communication, research, and probably lots of spying. There are currently 1,234 operational satellites in orbit, with the oldest launched way back in 1974. And this infographic breaks them down by use and country. There’s a lot of info and if you’re having trouble reading, click on the image for the full-size version.

  • The Many Varieties Of Whiskey [Infographic]

    If you’re new to the brown stuff or even a seasoned veteran, trying to figure out what you’re looking at when you’re browsing the liquor stuff can be a daunting task. Gone are the days when you were limited to two or three Irish whiskeys, scotches, bourbons, and ryes. Don’t get us wrong, the immense variety is a great thing, but finding something to new to try can be a daunting task. Thankfully, this infographic from Pop Chart Lab makes the process much easier. Enjoy it below, learn a little something, and pick up a print for $29 from Pop Chart Lab.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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!

  • The Daily Schedules Of (Successful) Creative People [Infographic]

    Is there a perfect schedule to maximize one’s creative output? Probably not, if these varied schedules are of any indication. What’s more important is to probably just have a schedule in the first place. It’s interesting to note, too, that the notion of creative types being night owls who sleep in until the afternoon is not all that true. Most of these folks are up by 6 AM. So what’s your excuse? Click on the image for full size.

  • Your Brain On Beer vs Coffee (Infographic)

    The distinction between alcohol and caffeine is a tried and true argument when kickstarting the creative juices. Countless (majority) of great writers, artists and musicians have been under some form of influence when creating brilliant works, but is that the most conducive form of inspiration? The college years are a perfect example of this. Both alcohol and caffeine encouraged in every facet of college life. Stay awake to party, stay awake to get to class. Drink to get a party buzz, drink to get through an auditorium lecture on the history of post modern jazz. We get it. What this infographic by ILOVECOFFEE.JP does is breaks down the chemical functions of both coffee and beer, the good, bad and best time to drink each.

  • Wine Cocktail Guide [Infographic]

    The weekend is just about here and you’ve worked hard all week long. You deserve a drink to celebrate. But why get the same old cocktail you always imbibe? This weekend try one of these wine cocktails suggested by some of London’s best cocktail bars. As a Lewis Carroll fan, I’d go with Callooh Callay’s suggested recipe on this frabjous day.

  • The Real Cost Of Being A Wedding Guest [Infographic]

    It’s wedding season which means you better start looking for a second job. Most of the focus is on how much the bride and groom will have to pony up for their big day but what about the people who pay just for the pleasure of wishing them well? A recent survey by American Express found the 69 million people expected to attend weddings this year will shell out an average of $577 per person, compared to $377 in 2012. Between tux rentals, dress fittings, bachelor(ette) parties, pre-wedding showers and gifts, it all adds up.

  • How To Control Your Dreams [Infographic]

    Controlling your dreams might be easier than you think. This infographic by Bedroomworld.com ventures into the phenomenon of lucid dreaming and shows how you can become an oneironaut (A person who explores dream worlds, usually associated with lucid dreaming).

  • A Composite Picture of Average Mac and Android Users [Infographics]

    BlueStacks has built infographics based off their user base of over one million to build a composite picture of typical Android and Mac users. The average male using Android is American, wearing a T-shirts, jeans and sneakers. And the average female Mac user wears glasses has black hair, freckles, wears T-shirts, sneakers and jeans is from outside the US and is single. via Mashable.com

  • How To Dress For A College Football Tailgate

    Your attire for a football game is extremely important. Weather you are bundled up in the northeast during a snowstorm, or rocking shorts and Ray Bans out west, your clothes can make or break your time at a game. If you plan on attending a college football game this year and you would like to fit in rather than feel left out, we’ve got you covered.

 

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