I had a couple data visualization tabs opened from a while ago and thought they’d be good to put all together. Without further adieu.
Data Collected by Alan McConchie about what people call soda around the country was put into a chart by Matthew Campbell and Prof. Greg Plumb of East Central University in Oklahoma and the result is below. The word is soda, everyone.
Via Kerry and LAist.
And I thought about commas save lives:
This Venn Diagram of Denzel Washington’s wardrobe in various roles is brilliant. Also it’s not one of those lazy 3 chamber Venn Diagrams. This has 7, count’em SEVEN, different possibilities. Absolutely brilliant.
Via Paul Scheer
This Venn Diagram of everything you think of as Great Britain, the UK, England, etc is probably the most helpful Venn Diagram ever.
Derek Sivers has a good post about a Kurt Vonnegut talk he saw a couple years ago where Vonnegut described our desire for drama. He used a chart to graph the plot of a normal work of fiction and then graphed what normal people’s lives look like. Makes sense to me.
â€œBut because we grew up surrounded by big dramatic story arcs in books and movies, we think our lives are supposed to be filled with huge ups and downs! So people pretend there is drama where there is none.â€
You might look at this visualization of the branches of life and think ‘Wow, the protostomes make up a big part of the pie,” while I look at it and say, ‘Wow, that’s an alarmingly large slice of the pie for sharks.”
Following up on More Bikers Means Safer Bikers from last month, Kottke points to this chart that shows that, although the number of bikers in NYC has exploded over the last couple years, the number of bike-related casualties has decreased. Would love to see this chart for Boston/Cambridge.