This Handy Infographic Tracks Sterling Archer's Sexual Encounters

Can't remember when Sterling Archer hooked up with that Brazilian au pair, or if he made accidental penis contact with Conway Stern? Even for a devoted Archer fan, it can be difficult keeping up with Sterling's sordid affairs. Now there's a handy infographic to help sort it all out. » 3/14/15 7:01pm 3/14/15 7:01pm

This Linguistic Family Tree Is Simply Gorgeous

We've praised the work of Minna Sundberg before, and here, as part of her Stand Still. Stay Silent webcomic, she's illustrated the family trees of Indo-European and Uralic languages. The full tree is below. » 12/01/14 3:30am 12/01/14 3:30am

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

3 Hours of Tongue-Pulling Was a Real Option to Check Mortality in 1848

Courtesy of the wonderful QI Elves on Twitter, here's a graphic showing real entries in an 1848 contest for the best way to determine if someone was really dead or not. It's so good that they had the competition, how would anyone have come up with "check for heartbeat with a stethoscope" otherwise? » 10/31/14 5:00am 10/31/14 5:00am

The Supervillain's Guide To Fashion (And World Domination)

Being a supervillain is hard. You've got to have a plan for ultimate power, gather an army/cabal of geniuses, and find time to taunt your goody-goody nemesis. Plus, it is imperative that your outfit accurately telegraph your power. We've put together an easy-to-follow guide for the supervillain fashion victim. » 10/03/14 11:29am 10/03/14 11:29am

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

How Could Scientists Mistake Dust For A Spectacular Discovery?

An infographic at Quanta Magazine explains how scientists could've mistaken cosmic dust for gravitational waves as part of their special on the latest saga of the hazards of doing science in public. While disappointing, this just part of the halting, uncertain progress at uncovering the mysteries of the universe. » 9/23/14 12:01am 9/23/14 12:01am

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

779 Marijuana Brand Names In One Infographic

So, what's your preference? Liquid Gold Vape Pen Super Silver Haze or Blue Diesel? As marijuana has gone legit, growers rely more than ever on catchy names as a branding tool. But with greater legalization comes greater responsibility. Some say the names can mislead consumers about their medicinal effects. » 7/14/14 10:20am 7/14/14 10:20am

The History of the Superhero Movie, 1978-2009

This infographic charts a lot of interesting trends from the history of superhero movies. Including the fact that it hasn't been the steady increase in their box office dominance that we might expect from the last few years. Instead, there's been a series of ups and downs. Full image after the jump. » 7/01/14 11:00pm 7/01/14 11:00pm

Gargantuan Ghostbusters Infographic Fills Your Head With Old Ghosts

Fill up on all the Ghostbuster trivia that's not only clever, but pleasing to the eye. We're basically sluts for infographics here, and this one designed by Mike Seiders is pretty fantastic. » 6/10/14 5:40pm 6/10/14 5:40pm

Compare the Wealth of Comic Book Characters With This Infographic

All hail comics' most wealthy: Black Panther. Buddy Loans created the infographic below from a bunch of sources including Forbes, Wikipedia, and Comic Vine. I never thought that his comparatively low wealth would be a reason to feel bad for Magneto. » 6/02/14 11:00pm 6/02/14 11:00pm

Have Spelling Bee "Winning Words" Always Been So Obscure?

Arvind Mahankali won the 2013 National Spelling Bee on "knaidel," a type of dumpling. The winning word the year prior was "guetapens," before that "cymotrichous," and before that "stromuhr." Have bee-winning words always been this insane, or is this a recent development? » 5/30/14 4:57am 5/30/14 4:57am

The Ultimate Chart Tracking What Happens To Each Game Of Thrones House

Have trouble remembering what has happened to who over the course of four seasons of Game of Thrones? This massive chart outlines the TV chronology of each major house (plus the Night's Watch), their allies, and their deaths. » 5/17/14 9:00am 5/17/14 9:00am

An Animated Map Tracking The History Of The Death Penalty In The US

Capital punishment is legal in 32 states in the US, and the primary method of execution in each of them is lethal injection. But that hasn't always been the case. » 5/02/14 4:40pm 5/02/14 4:40pm

Compare The Sizes Of Fantasy Dragons With This Handy Chart

Who are the largest dragons in fantasy? Be warned, this chart contains dragon size-related spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire. » 5/02/14 8:20am 5/02/14 8:20am