Every Timeline From Edge Of Tomorrow Mapped

Some kind soul has mapped out every single timeline from modern day science fiction classic Edge of Tomorrow, and it's pretty glorious. Behold all 27(?) loops that Tom Cruise had to get through, or at least, that were filmed. There were plenty of loops that were merely alluded to in the film. » 3/10/15 4:05pm 3/10/15 4:05pm

11 Most Useless And Misleading Infographics On The Internet

Everybody loves infographics. Facts (and assertions) just spring to life when you make them into cool pictures. But this powerful tool is all too often misused. Here are 11 infographics that are either completely misleading or totally useless. » 2/26/15 10:53am 2/26/15 10:53am

The Daily Routines Of Famous Creative People, Charted

Ever wonder if you'd be more productive if you could schedule your time properly? Take a look at how folks like Benjamin Franklin, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Darwin, and Pablo Picasso divided up their days. » 1/07/15 11:20am 1/07/15 11:20am

52 Years Of Spider-Man's Mask On A Single Poster

When we think of Spider-Man, we usually think of that classic red and blue costume with the webbing motif. But Spidey's outfit has gone through some changes over the years — some more drastic than others. » 1/02/15 8:20am 1/02/15 8:20am

America's Biggest Cities, Back When They Were Tiny Villages

Everything had to start somewhere — and the biggest cities in the United States are no exception. New York City, Chicago, Houston and other huge metropolises were once beautiful, charming villages. Check out the earliest known maps and images of the quaint little towns that became massive conurbations. » 12/24/14 3:00pm 12/24/14 3:00pm

A Chart Of When "Dirty" Words First Appeared In The English Language

English is rich with clinical, silly, and sometimes filthy words for our naughty bits and the things we do with them. But when did words like "fart," "prick," "spunk," and "moon" enter the English language? » 12/19/14 11:30am 12/19/14 11:30am

Man Charted How His Heart Rate Changed During His Marriage Proposal

Now here is one of the sweetest data visualizations we've ever seen. This fellow decided to track his heart rate on the day that he proposed to his lady friend and created this graph to show how the rate of palpitations changed before, during, and after the big moment. » 12/02/14 2:40pm 12/02/14 2:40pm

A Statistical Analysis That Reveals Why Aspiring Screenwriters Fail

The data-crunching fiends over at Five Thirty Eight examined the data from thousands of script evaluations of screenplays by newbie writers, submitted to the Black List of unproduced screenplays. And they found that science fiction and comedies have the worst ratings of all — as well as the reasons why these scripts… » 11/14/14 9:45am 11/14/14 9:45am

Spoof Infographic Lists All The (Fake) Superhero Movies From 2020-2025

Were you floored by ComicsAlliance's timeline, laying out the next six years of scheduled superhero movies? Well this spoof timeline looks even farther into the future, when we'll have ill-advised crossover movies, superhero vacation flicks, and endless Deadpool films. » 11/03/14 4:40pm 11/03/14 4:40pm

The Hidden Patterns Created by Animals in Flight

Designer Eleanor Lutz used high-speed nature footage, Photoshop, and Illustrator to map the wingbeats of five different species. The result is a visually arresting confluence of art and science that reveals the patterns hidden in animal flight. Trust us on this one – you'll want to see this. » 10/01/14 5:20pm 10/01/14 5:20pm

The Chemistry Behind The Brilliant Colors Of Autumn Leaves

With fall coming to the Northern Hemisphere, some parts of the world can look forward to dazzling reds, oranges, and yellows in their foliage. But do you know what chemicals are responsible for these varied colors? » 9/21/14 3:00pm 9/21/14 3:00pm

How Long Will It Take To Read That Book? This Chart Gives An Estimate

If you were able to read straight through without any breaks, how long would it take the average person to read all of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or Game of Thrones? This infographic estimates how long it will take at average reading speed to get from beginning to end. » 9/20/14 9:00am 9/20/14 9:00am

This Animated Field Guide To North American Butterflies Is Mesmerizing

Few infographs capture the liveliness of their subjects, but Eleanor Lutz's lovely chart of 42 North American butterflies reminds us that these are living beings as each butterfly flaps its wings. » 9/11/14 1:23pm 9/11/14 1:23pm

How Much Sleep Does Your City Get?

It may often feel like you're running on a little less sleep than you should. But is how much sleep you're getting (or not getting) a function of where you live? Here are the cities that sleep the most and the least. » 8/20/14 7:00am 8/20/14 7:00am

50 Years Of U.S. Political Polarization In One Gif

Recent surveys reveal that during the last two decades, an increasing number of Americans have chosen to veer Right or Left in their political orientation — with almost no center ground. That trend becomes especially apparent when looking at U.S. election results, county-by-county, since 1960. » 8/19/14 6:40am 8/19/14 6:40am

Interactive Charts Show Where People In Each US State Were Born

What percentage of people who live in New York were born there? How did the proportion of Californians born outside the country changed over the 20th century? This series of charts offers a peek into the migration history of each US state. » 8/18/14 2:40pm 8/18/14 2:40pm

Historical Slang Terms For Having Sex, From 1351 Through Today

In earlier times, when English-speaking people wanted to get down and dirty, they might say they were playing at couch quail, engage in pup-noddy, make butter with one's tale, or ride a dragon upon Saint George. Want to brush up on your historical sexy slang? These charts can help. » 7/21/14 2:40pm 7/21/14 2:40pm

Data Cuisine Uses Food And Flavor To Create Edible Infographics

Imagine a soup whose recipe is based upon local fishing statistics. Or a pizza with ingredients inspired by a city's ethnic demographics. These are just a couple of examples of "Data Cuisine," which uses the culinary arts not only to visualize data, but to taste it. » 7/02/14 7:30am 7/02/14 7:30am

Here's How Long It Takes To Binge-Watch The Best Animated Shows

The Nielsen Company has created this handy infographic so that you can precisely determine how much of your life would be required to view every episode of every season of the top animated shows. That way, you can plan accordingly if a planet-destroying asteroid is just one week away from impact. » 6/27/14 7:30am 6/27/14 7:30am

If Only Modern Infographs Were As Stunning As These 19th-Century Ones

Modern infographs can be fun and fascinating, but when it comes to pure aesthetics, they've got nothing on the works of John Philipps Emslie, who mapped the Earth and the sky with an illustrator's flair. » 6/17/14 12:00pm 6/17/14 12:00pm