Monday, September 15, 2014

Latitude and the Drought

Using California's range of latitude for a color coded plot of the severity of its drought over time, via xkcd.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Doctor, Doctor Give Me the News...

Scatterplot of pop culture doctors plotted by trust against credentials. Via Likecool, via College Humor. This purports to be the definitive ranking of every pop culture doctor ever. But where are Drs. House, Zhivago, McCoy, Kildare, Welby, Watson, Holiday, Stangelove?

Monday, September 1, 2014

YADDA: No Time for Lefties

Here is a bell-shaped pattern of, what appears to be, only right-hand thumb placement on the handle of a door entering a gas station convenience store, (Yet Another Door Distribution Again, late summer vacation find).

Monday, August 25, 2014

Taller still

More evidence that, on average, men are taller than women, (late vacation find).

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vacation Outlier Sighting

We're just back from a family vacation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In route, I snapped this one, lone cornstalk outlier in a field of soybeans. I doubt that Big-Agra would approve.

Monday, August 11, 2014

World's Deadliest Animals

From Bill Gates via datavizblog. I guess it's time for the Discovery Channel to have an annual Mosquito Week in place of this week's Shark Week.

Note the caption that says, "All calculations have wide error margins".

Monday, August 4, 2014

Visual Averaging

Designer Moritz Resl constructed a visually averaged alphabetical font by superimposing 900 different font characters with low opacity. See his video here. The full, lower-case average font can be seen here via Design-Milk.